This Able Veteran's "Really Close to Almost 5K Color Run/Walk"

Sat June 6, 2020 Marion, IL US 62959 Directions
1801 South Carbon Street
Harry Crisp Athletic Field
Marion, IL US 62959

Are you ready for some FUN, lots of color, some crazy costumes, informal, not timed, a great cause, oh and FUN.

This race now in its sixth year is being organized by an amazing group of volunteers. We are excited to help bring people together, raise awareness and to show veterans that there is hope. We will once again have competitions for best costumes (we can’t wait to see what people come up with!), biggest team, furthest traveled and more. There will also be raffles, prizes AND photo ops with some of the service dogs.

In each of the past two years we have raised enough money to fully sponsor a veteran and service dog team. These sponsorships cover the costs of the training of a PTSD service dog, and offset all of the expenses associated with bringing a veteran to the This Able Veteran campus for three weeks for the Trauma Resiliency Program. The money also provided housing, training equipment and most all of their meals at NO cost to the veteran. 

We want to keep up this momentum and raise enough money again this year for another veteran/service dog team sponsorship. That means we need to raise at least $29,000. 

We hope you’ll consider putting a team together and help us in getting the word out. As a walk/run, people of all ages can come out and have fun – and we couldn’t be any less formal than we are at the “really close to almost 5k color walk/run” – the name kinda says it all!

Thank you for your support! We look forward to a morning of colorful fun and the planting of a seed of hope for one of our future graduates. See you at the race!

Please note: We recommend all runners wear goggles while running through color stations. Children age 5 and under can run/walk free but must have one adult per child. Parent/legal guardian must sign a waiver on the day of the race or at the pre-registration locations. We encourage you to have the child wear swimming goggles to protect their eyes from the powder. T-shirts are not included for children participating for free but will be included if they are a paid race participant.

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