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Running with the Wolf Pack - Billings Young Marines DDR Dash

Sat November 4, 2023 Billings, MT 59106 US Directions

Events

5k Running with the Wolf Pack

9:00AM MDT - 1:00PM MDT

Place

4040 King Avenue West
Billings, MT US 59106

Description

THE RACE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL NOVEMBER 4th DUE TO WEATHER

 

RAFFLES, BOOTHS, FOOD TRUCKS, RACE, FUN and MORE!!

This is a Run/Walk.  No dogs allowed please, Strollers are more than welcome!

Medals for each of the following Age Groups:

  • 12 & Under M/F
  • 13 - 17 M/F
  • 18 - 34 M/F
  • 35 - 55 m/f
  • 55 + M/F
  • Youngest and Oldest 

Each runner who completes race gets 3 free Raffle tickets to go for gift baskets/ gift certificates.  Runners who Register after October 10th are not guaranteed a T-shirt

"The Battle Within" Team event wins a custom trophy with  a personalized plaque and bragging rights for a year, plus gift certificates for pizza!!

The Billings Young Marines are hosting a 5k Drug Demand Reduction Dash called " Running with the Wolf Pack" during Red Ribbon Week!

Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent who lost his life in the effort to keep harmful drugs off the streets of America. Each year, in commemoration of Kiki’s sacrifice, and in acknowledgment of the thousands of agents and officers just like him who strive to make our world a safer place, the Young Marines run the Drug Demand Reduction (DDR Dash) 5K as part of national Red Ribbon Week efforts. This year, the Billings Young Marines Wolf Pack will be hosting the first ever national public DDR Dash! Come run with the Wolf Pack and show your support of drug demand reduction in our community.

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Welcome to “The Battle Within”!  

The Billings Young Marines are holding the “Running with the Wolf Pack” Drug Demand Reduction 5K Race on Saturday October 28th, 2023 starting at the KIA Parking Lot.    

DDR stands for Drug Demand Reduction, a vital part of the Youngs Marines program.  One of the pillars of the Young Marines program is to lead positive, drug-free lifestyles...and to educate and encourage others to do the same.  

One of the primary nationwide events that Young Marines participate in is Red Ribbon Week, this represents a national anti-drug effort and awareness campaign observed annually during the month of October through the United States.  

Red Ribbon Week began after the kidnapping, torture, and murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985. Camarena, a Marine whose work was pivotable against traffickers bringing illegal drugs into the United States. In his memory, citizens of his hometown of Calexico, California donned red ribbons in his honor; the red ribbon became a symbol for prevention to reduce the demand for illegal drugs.  

In commemoration of Kiki’s sacrifice, and in acknowledgment of the thousands of agents and officers just like him that strive to make our world a safer place, the Young Marines run the Drug Demand Reduction (DDR Dash) 5K as part of our national Red Ribbon Week efforts. “  

As our program continues to grow, we need your help more than ever as we build tomorrow’s leaders today.  We are raising funds for recruitment, education, equipment, training, activities, and general operating expenses.  We are also able to send them to National S.P.A.C.E.S. and leadership schools at no cost to them so they can further themselves in rank and in life. For the past two years we have lost our federal funding, so it is imperative that we raise funds for our kids to have all these opportunities.  

This year we are offering a race within the race for our Special Forces teams.   

This will include:   

All branches of the Military  

The Fire Department  

The Police Department  

Healthcare workers  

DEA   

Teachers 

Rules:  

Four-person team, 18 and above, must all work in same business (PD and FD and HC can all be from one city or station)  

Each team member MUST register on race website, you will receive race t-shirts  

Each team must find a way to make them noticeable as a team EX: same-colored bandanas, face paint, hair  

After all team members have registered, you must email runningwiththewolfpackbym@outlook.com with a list of your team members and whom you represent, Team Name if you have one, Team captain, etc...  

This race will be run with the Main race, The first team of four across wins. (all four team members must be across to claim win)  

The winning team will win a trophy and an amazing prize.  The trophy will have a plaque on it with the year and team who won.  The team will then have the trophy for that year and turn it in the following year's race.    

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