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The 33RD Annual Memorial Day Classic is starting its fourth decade as one of the most anticipated events in the United States! The race is officially the final race of the Southern running season and athletes from all over the state come to honor America's fallen soldiers. Why not pay tribute this Memorial Day and join thousands as they take to the streets of United States of America for this special tribute and salute to our soldiers and front line workers! Registration is now open!
This year we will be hosting the event IN-PERSON. Traditionally, Memorial Day is to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom. In 2020 we have entered into a new war. A worldwide war has been raised against humanity and we have come together as one to fight this terrible illness. Many have lost their lives in the fight against COVID-19. This year we will also remember all of those who have lost the battle and can't be here with us on May 31ST.
Soldiers Final Mile
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This run is in its 33RD year and is traditionally held in South Florida, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. . This year we are ONLY HOSTING THE RACE IN-PERSON AT THE WESTON, FLORIDA VENUE.
Memorial Day is an important day in which we remember all those who have fallen in the line of duty protecting our freedom. This year, 2021, we have entered a war in which we are all defending our health. We are going to also remember all of those who have lost their lives to this terrible disease and at the same time we are saluting our frontline workers.
On the shirt you will notice the traditional soliders boot-print. If you look carefully in to the print you will see items such as the New York City skyline, the Boston skyline, and the Hawaiian Islands: All of which represent a terrible attack on American Soil. You will also notice a representation of the branches of the military which keep us safe at home and abroad. This year we have added the Coronavirus as a reminder for us to remember those who have fallen because of COVID-19.
THIS 5K HAS TRADITIONALLY BEEN ONE OF THE FASTEST 5K RUNS IN THE COUNTRY AND HAS BROUGHT OUT THE WHO'S WHO AMONG ATHLETES INTO SOUTH FLORIDA. NOW THAT IT IS OPEN TO THE ENTIRE COUNTRY, LETS SEE WHAT YOU HAVE! WE ARE CHALLENGING THE FASTEST 5K RUNNERS IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY TO LACE UP THEIR SHOES ON MEMORIAL DAY AND BRING THEIR BEST PERFORMANCE TO THE ROAD. REMEMBER SOLDIERS DIED AND GAVE EVERYTHING ON THE BATTLEFIELD, YOU CAN SUFFER AND LEAVE EVERYTHING ON THE ROAD FOR LESS THEN 20 MINUTES.
WE WILL BE DOING SOMETHING THIS YEAR TO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM.
ALONG THE FINAL MILE OF THE COURSE WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE THOSE RELATIVES OF FALLEN HEROES, TO LINE THE LAST MILE OF THE RACE WITH A PHOTO OF YOUR HERO. THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR FALLEN HERO PHOTO IS 5/15/2021. THE PHOTO MUST BE AN 8X10 IMAGE, LAMINATED WITH YOUR HERO'S NAME ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PHOTO. WE WILL MOUNT THESE PHOTOS ON RACE MORNING AND LINE THE LAST MILE OF THE COURSE WITH THESE PHOTOS.
THIS OPTION IS FOR ACTIVE DUTY ONLY, UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SERVING IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES AND ARE FULL TIME ACTIVE DUTY. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY FOR THIS VIRTUAL RACE ANYWHERE OPTION. THERE IS NO SHIRT OR FINISHER MEDAL AWARDED FOR THE ACTIVE DUTY RACE ANYWHERE OPTION, BUT THERE IS SERVICE BRANCH BRAGGING RIGHTS!
LETS SEE WHO CAN BRING THE BOOM: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, COAST GUARD, NATIONAL GUARD, OR THE MARINE CORPS!
TRADITIONALLY THIS EVENT HAS OFFERED WORLD CLASS MEDALS FOR ITS PARTICIPANTS. THIS YEAR WE ARE SOURCING ALL MEDALS FROM THE UNITED STATES TO KEEP THE JOBS GOING STRONG IN THE UNITED STATES.
THIS YEARS SHIRT WILL BE REVEALED SHORTLY
EVERY YEAR THE FUNDS GENERATED FROM THIS EVENT ARE USED TO PRODUCE A FULL SCALE PRODUCTION FOR THE UNITED STATES MILITARY AT SOUTH COM. THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE 1 WEEK AFTER THE MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC FOR THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S BIRTHDAY. THE EVENT IS TOTALLY FREE FOR ALL SOLDIERS AT SOUTHCOM AND THEY GET ALL THE PERKS OF A REGULAR 5K; TIMING, SHIRTS, MEDALS, MUSIC, AND MORE! THIS YEAR WE STILL WANT TO GIVE THEM THIS RACE AT NO COST, HOWEVER WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS!
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