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Join the seventh grade class of Beekmantown Middle School and North Country Honor Flight in recognizing our local veterans on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2019. This year’s “North Country Honor Run 5K & 1 Mile US Oval Walk” will be part of the Honor Flight’s spring send-off ceremony. The Honor Flight will leave Plattsburgh immediately following the ceremony, and our runners/walkers will join the veterans for a portion of their parade route. Come out and help us show our community’s appreciation for their service! Seventh grade students at Beekmantown Middle School orchestrated the planning and execution phases of this powerful community event, and all proceeds will benefit North Country Honor Flight. Dress in your most patriotic running apparel and be a part of this memorable race! If you have never witnessed an Honor Flight ceremony, this is an event you won’t want to miss!
The Honor Flight ceremony begins promptly at 7:00 a.m. The race will start at the conclusion of the ceremony at 8:00 am. Check-in is 6:30am-7:30am on race day to allow runners the opportunity to observe the Honor Flight ceremony prior to the race if they wish. The registration fee for the 5K is $20 (18 and under)/$25 (18+) in advance (online) and $25(18 and under)/$30 (18+) on race day. Registration for the 1 Mile US Oval Walk is $20. There is no cost for kids 5 and under. Registration for the race includes a North Country Honor Run 5K & 1 Mile t-shirt (register by 5/1 to guarantee a shirt). Online registration will continue until Friday, May 17, 2019 and will close at 7pm. Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners and best dressed!
The seventh-graders involved in organizing this event are part of Beekmantown Middle School’s Project-Based Learning Team. Students are encouraged to develop project ideas that solve or address authentic community issues/causes. North Country Honor Flight is non-profit organization dedicated to honoring local veterans by transporting them to Washington, D.C., to visit our nation’s war memorials.
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