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Join us for the third annual Run White & Blue 7.4 Events on July 4, 2020 in Huntersville, NC. This event supports military veterans and first responder organizations in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina. Returning as the Beneficiaries are Purple Heart Homes and Firefighters' Burned Children Fund. Learn more about the amazing work each organization is doing and donate directly to their organization under “Donate”
Unfortunately due to the complications with the COVID-19 pandemic local authorities are unable to support the live version of the 2020 event. So this year we go VIRTUAL. This allows us the opportunity to continue running and raising awareness and money for our charities. We just have to do it a little different this year. Anytime between the time you register and July 4, 2020 you can complete any distance between 1.7 miles and 7.4 miles and you will receive all the same benefits of the live event (i.e. shirt, medal, towel, water bottle and bib). We will provide a packet pickup on July 3rd and 4th if you would like to show your support and come pick things up. If you do not or you live to far to come to Huntersville to pick up your packet it will be mailed to you. We encourage you to post your results, your pictures, your support and tag our social media accounts. Happy Independence Day.
**Note** - The mile and kilometer course are both double loops style courses. Each runner MUST pass the split timer under the arch at the start/finish line or he or she will disqualified from any results.
All runners will run one "outside" loop on the course passing through the finish area once and one "inside" loop until passing through the finish line. The first loop will run in the center turn lane and the second loop will run on the inside lane counter clockwise around The Park. The course will be coned and signed accordingly and protected from traffic. The outside lane will be the open traffic flow lane.
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Run White & Blue 7.4 supports military veterans and first responder organizations in the Lake Norman area, just north of Charlotte, NC.
2020’s Beneficiaries are:
PURPLE HEART HOMES (Statesville, NC)
Facebook - @PurpleHeartHomes
Instagram - @PurpleHeartHomes
Twitter - @PHHTweet
Purple Heart Homes is dedicated to providing housing for Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans - substantial in function, design, and quality fit to welcome home the fighting men and women of America. All donations in the Charlotte area helps Veterans within the Charlotte area.
Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 public charity that was founded in 2008 by John Gallina and Dale Beatty, two combat wounded Veterans. After being injured in Iraq in 2004, they returned to their community and received a warm welcome and grateful appreciation for their service. They began to question why all Veterans didn’t get the same levels of support and assistance from society.
The answer isn’t easy, but Purple Heart Homes fills the gaps in housing through the Veterans’ Aging In Place and Veterans Home Ownership Programs. From building a ramp for a Veteran of World War II, to providing home ownership opportunities to younger Veterans, these programs are designed out of necessity and fit the specific needs of the Veteran population. This gives Veterans their independence and privacy back, some of which they have not had for decades.
FIREFIGHTERS’ BURNED CHILDREN FUND (Charlotte - Mecklenburg County Chapter)
Facebook - @Firefighters-Burned-Children-Fund-Charlotte-Mecklenburg-County-Chapter
The Firefighters' Burned Children Fund is a non-profit organization developed by area firefighters to support burn survivors and to prevent burn injuries before they occur. Together we can make a difference in burn prevention and life safety in North Carolina!
The Firefighters' Burned Children Fund, Inc. (FFBCF) is operated for the sole purpose of raising funds. This can be done by a variety of methods, the most common of which is saving aluminum cans. Fire departments and fire service organizations are encouraged to work within their communities and with other participants of the Fund in reducing the number and the severity of burn injuries and fatalities.
Fire departments across the area have can trailers in their parking lot where you can drop off your aluminum cans to be part of the program! All we need is your commitment to join in our efforts! A can trailer will be present at the event - Please bring your cans for collection.
Friday, July 3, 2020 from 4 pm - 7 pm
Hardcore Serious Fitness
13730 Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 7 am - 12 pm
Hardcore Serious Fitness
13730 Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
**NOTE** All packets that are not picked up during packet pickup will be mailed out the following week.
ALL PARKING WILL BE DETERMINED BASED ON SPACE AND AVAILABILITY. UPDATES WILL BE MADE CONTINUOUSLY.
7.4 Mile Event
7.4 Kilometer Event
7.4 Fun Run Event
**Note** - The mile and kilometer course are both double loops style courses. All runners will run one "outside" loop on the course passing through the finish area once and one "inside" loop until passing through the finish line. The first loop will run in the center turn lane and the second loop will run on the inside lane counter clockwise around the Park. The course will be coned and signed accordingly and and protected from traffic except the outside lane which will be the open traffic flow lane. Each runner must pass the split timer or he or she will disqualified from any results.
As we have taken to the virtual state this year we are hoping all walkers and runners will complete the event. As a participant we encourage you to cover the distance of the event when and where you can. All participants will receive their packet based on the honor system. However, if you would like your results to show on our results page please follow the link below to upload your results. We would also love to see your experience on social media by tagging the event on Instagram @runwhiteandblue and on Facebook @run7.4. Please share these experiences with your family, friends and fellow runners.
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