RACE POSTPONED - MOVED TO JULY!

New Date: TBD - TENTATIVELY MID-JULY

After careful consideration of the current events surrounding the growing impact of COVID-19 and following directives from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Public Health we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Harper Classic. Thus, the race will NOT be held Saturday, April 18th, 2020. Our primary concern is the safety of our participants, race volunteers, and community!
 
This is not a surrender; we are temporarily falling back to regroup. The mission will go on!
We fully intend to reschedule the Harper Classic for a later date this summer. Since experts do not yet have estimates for how long this public health issue will last (thus how long we will be advised to avoid large gatherings), we cannot confidently reschedule a date at this time, but hope for mid-July. We will continue to follow the advice of public health officials and continue to work hard as we plan for what has become one of the premiere events in the area.
 
Personally, this has been an emotionally difficult decision to make. Brad was a close friend and the Semper Fi Fund literally has saved my life, but I feel it’s our social and moral responsibility to contribute to the COVID-19 solution. Ultimately it places the health and safety of individuals in our community, above all else. This includes the more than 300 disappointed loyal (and new) participants and friends that have been looking forward to honoring Brads legacy of a Life of Service by helping us give back to those communities that Brad was passionate about.  
 
With those thoughts in mind, the Harper Classic has been temporarily postponed. We’ve identified Three options for participants to continue their Harper Classic experience:
1. Postponement: Join us on our new weekend later this summer. We will automatically transfer your entry over to the new date. We will post updated information as it becomes available. Registration will remain open leading up to the new date.
2. Virtual Race: Complete the Harper Classic on your own, Submit your results online through RunSignUp and receive your Finishers Medal and Shirt shortly after the Harper Classic takes place later this summer. Registration will remain open leading up to the new date.
3. Donation: You can convert your registration to a donation. It will be used to help to continue Brads legacy of a Life of Service by supporting the Tri-Valley Endowment Brad Harper Scholarship and the Semper Fi Fund.
We ask that you select the option that fits you best by April 18, 2020 so we can begin planning for our tentative July date accordingly.
 
We have a no refund policy. However, we realize this is an unprecedented time and the above three options may not work for everyone. Before requesting a refund, please remember our organization donates our time and services for this event so that as many funds as possible go to the organizations it supports. Our funds are vital to the on-going health of our organization and our partner organizations. If you feel you have extenuating circumstances, please contact the email below
 
We appreciate your patience through this process, and we will continue to keep our participants informed as we move forward. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me personally at the following email: nick@muskingummultisports.com I hope you have a great week and stay safe. 

Here Are Your Options:

Join us on our new weekend later this summer, we will automatically transfer your entry over to the new date. We will post updated information as it becomes available.
We look forward to having you join us and Thanks for your patience!
Registration will remain open leading up to the new date. 
Complete the Harper Classic on your own between now and the new race date. Submit your results online through RunSignUp and receive your Finishers Medal and Shirt shortly after the Harper Classic takes place later this summer. Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.
Registration will remain open leading up to the new date. 

You can convert your registration to a donation. It will be used to help to continue Brads legacy of a Life of Service by supporting the Tri-Valley Endowment Brad Harper Scholarship and the Semper Fi Fund.
 
 

HOMETOWN HERO

Sgt. Brad Harper joined the Marine Corps in December of 1998. He was assigned to 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion (4th AAV). Brad also served on the Virginia Beach Police Department as a Patrol Officer in the 2nd precinct. August 1st 2005 While conducting operations in Haditha Iraq six Marines were overrun and killed by insurgents. Brad volunteered for “Operation Quick Strike" Intended to recover those Marines, find the insurgents responsible and to disrupt militants' presence in the area. On the second day of the operation, a Marine amphibious assault vehicle transporting Marines to the initial assault, hit a huge roadside bomb. Brad and 14 others lost their lives in that explosion. Brad died attempting to recover the bodies of his fellow Marines and to hold those responsible accountable. 

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LIFE OF SERVICE

Brad lived a life of service, not only was he a Marine and a Police Officer he was well know for helping those in his community. Since the beginning The Harper Classic has continue Brads legacy of a Life of Service and has donated funds raised each year to various charities and organizations that serve those communities that Brad was passionate about. This year event proceeds will be split between the Brad Harper Scholarship and the Semper Fi Fund.

Your donation helps us continue his legacy, please consider donating today.

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