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Run For The Flag


Sat November 11 2017
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Location: Pflugerville, TX US 78660 Directions
Type: Wheelchair Race, Run or Run/Walk
Description

The Run for the Flag Veterans Day Race sprouted from conversations with Dr. Merritt Pember, Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC) surgeon and Veteran US Army Major (Operation Iraqi Freedom), regarding Veterans Day celebrations in/around Austin. In discussions with his wife, Kim, and other members of the DOC team, it became apparent that DOC owed a lot to Veterans. In fact, besides Dr. Pember, it was discovered that 4 of Direct Orthopedic Care's orthopedic specialists in the Austin area were Veterans themselves.

As the discussion progressed, it was agreed upon that one of the best ways to honor Veterans was to create a fundraiser for Folds of Honor. Folds of honor has a singular, noble, mission: To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service members.  With the Austin area being such an active community, it seemed only natural to create an event that combined both Texas-style patriotism along with a healthy pursuit of physical determination and accomplishment.  Thus, the Run for the Flag Veterans Day Race was born!

To make the race a reality, the DOC team enlisted the gracious help of the Emmis Broadcast Group and Team Radio Active's Gary Osborn.  Making the race go smoothly, the team turned to the organizational expertise of Multisport Endurance Events.

We hope all participants will enjoy the camaraderie, competition and spirit of patriotism sure to be felt raising money for a great cause that honors our US Veterans on Veterans Day.

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About Folds of Honor

Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission: Provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service-members.

Our motto says it best.   Honor Their Sacrifice.  Educate Their Legacy.

.Major Dan Rooney committed to spend his life changing the future of America's grieving spouses and children. In 2007, he formed the Folds of Honor Foundation; a 501C-3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the families of these heroic Americans.

Not only would he pay tribute to American service-members and their families, he would live as a reminder among civilians that it is our duty to honor the sacrifices of those who preserve the freedoms we so easily take for granted.

To learn more about Folds of Honor, please visit:  https://www.foldsofhonor.org/about-us/

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Events
Event Time Price Details
Run For The Flag 10K WheelChair Race
Time
9:30AM CST - 12:00PM CST
Price
$30
Registration ends November 11, 2017 at 9:00am CST
Run For The Flag 10K - Active Duty, Retired or Reserve Duty Only
Time
9:40AM CST - 12:00PM CST
Price
$25
Registration ends November 11, 2017 at 9:00am CST
Run For The Flag 10K Run
Time
9:40AM CST - 12:00PM CST
Price
$40
Registration ends November 11, 2017 at 9:00am CST
Run For The Flag 10K Run - Youth (Under - 15)
Time
9:40AM CST - 12:00PM CST
Price
$40
Registration ends November 11, 2017 at 9:00am CST
Run For The Flag 5K WheelChair Race
Time
9:35AM CST - 12:00PM CST
Price
$30
Registration ends November 11, 2017 at 9:00am CST
Run For The Flag 5K - Active Duty, Retired or Reserve Duty Only
Time
9:45AM CST - 12:00PM CST
Price
$25
Registration ends November 11, 2017 at 9:00am CST
Run For The Flag 5K Run
Time
9:45AM CST - 12:00PM CST
Price
$40
Registration ends November 11, 2017 at 9:00am CST
Run For The Flag 5K Run - Youth (Under - 15)
Time
9:45AM CST - 12:00PM CST
Price
$40
Registration ends November 11, 2017 at 9:00am CST
Run For The Flag 5K/10K Virtual Run
Time
8:00AM CST - 11:59AM CST
Price
$40
Registration ends November 11, 2017 at 9:00am CST
Place
Pfluger Park
515 City Park Rd
Pflugerville, TX US 78660
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About The Race

The run will be preceded by a flag ceremony to honor our veterans.

This event offers both 5K and 10K distances on a fairly flat course. Both are out-and-back routes on a paved trail closed to vehicular traffic.  The run course begins and ends near the Fallen Soldiers' Memorial in Pfluger Park. Runners will follow the concrete-paved trail from Pfluger Park, out to and eastward along Pecan Street toward Hwy 130. Just short of 130, runners will turn toward Northeast Metro Park, to make the U-turn and return along the same route.

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This event is sanctioned and insured through USA Track & Field (USATF), which is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.
 
Mission Statement
USA Track & Field drives competitive excellence and popular engagement in our sport. 

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