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The Peter and Tammy West Family and the St Michael’s All Airborne Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Association have teamed together to host the inaugural HOOAH OORAH ALL THE WAY 5K & 10K to raise funds and awareness to the needs of Veterans and Veteran Families. Join ELITE runners, JROTC, Veterans and others supportive of our Veterans in this great event! Please make plans to join us on Saturday, September 11th at 8:30 a.m.
Can't participate and would still like to support our event and get a cool race shirt? Consider being a PHANTOM RUNNER (No participation required, shirts may be picked up at Packet Pick up or on-site Race Day).
Early Registration through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, August 31st includes a custom race tee & custom dog tag. Late Registration is from Wednesday, September 1st through 11:59 pm Tuesday, September 7th. Race Day Registration opens from 7:10 am - 8:10 am. (NO Race Tee or dog tag with Late OR Race Day Registration).
Given to the top 3 male & female finishers, and top Overall Masters male and female. Awards will go to the top 3 male and female 5K finishers in the following age groups:
Age Divisions (Male & Female)
10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 PLUS
Pre-Race Day Packet Pick-Up:
Friday, September 10th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at the community room (lower level of Conover Library Building located at 403 Conover Station Southeast, Conover, NC 28613). ***Finisher Dog Tags will be limited / distributed to the first 300 participants who pick up their packets***
Race Day Registration & Packet Pick Up at race between 7:10 am - 8:10 am.
The West Family wants to raise awareness of Veteran suicide. According to the Pentagon, 273 military members committed suicide in 2014. David West, their 23 year old son, was one of those military members.
According to the organization Stop Soldier Suicide, “the risk of suicide is 50% higher for Veterans than for their peers who have not served. The problem is clear: The systems in place aren’t working. Getting help isn’t as easy as it should be – and trying to navigate a complicated maze of organizations and resources can be overwhelming.”
The West Family wants to honor David’s memory by being a part of the solution; by raising awareness; by starting the conversation about options.
The West Family’s share of the net proceeds of this race will be used to support the efforts Stop Soldier Suicide to coordinate and provide a wide range of services for Troops, Veterans and their Families.
The mission of the St Michael’s All-Airborne Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Association is to provide support and assistance to Paratroopers, their Families and any Veteran in need who fall through the cracks.
In their five year existence, 100% of their fundraising efforts have supported their mission. Most recently, they have filled the gap between what the government provided and the needs of a young 100% disabled 101st Airborne Veteran battling leukemia as a result of exposure to burn pit vapors in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, they assisted with the funding for a life-sustaining transplant for a Veteran’s Spouse. The Chapter also provides many other forms of assistance to our Veterans.
The Chapter’s share of the net proceeds from this race will all be used to continue their support efforts.
First 300 Participants for Packet Pick Up will receive this awesome dog tag!!!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
No refunds for this event due to all net proceeds go to charity. Event host reserves the right to modify, change, reschedule, or cancel this event for any reason, to include, but not limited to COVID-19 community gathering restrictions.
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