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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
2017 Results & Pics
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Race results can be found at the timing company's website. The Athlete Guild link to the 2017 Run For The Flag results is here.

We are still compiling all the photos from multiple sources, but you can see the the 2017 Run For The Flag photo album here.

Please put our event on your calendar for 2018. We were very excited to see the great turnout for this first-time event, and plan to repeat this event next year.

Thanks to all our athletes who contributed donations and helped us raise $400 for our non-profit beneficiary, Folds of Honor. 

If you have any comments that will help us in our planning, please email them to mailbox@people-poweredsports.com.

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 501(c)(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
N/A
Run For The Flag 10K - Active Duty, Veteran or Reserve Duty
Time
9:40AM CST - 12:00PM CST
N/A
Run For The Flag 10K Run
Time
9:40AM CST - 12:00PM CST
N/A
Run For The Flag 10K Run - Youth (Under - 15)
Time
9:40AM CST - 12:00PM CST
N/A
Run For The Flag 5K WheelChair Race
Time
9:35AM CST - 12:00PM CST
N/A
Run For The Flag 5K - Active Duty, Veteran or Reserve Duty
Time
9:45AM CST - 12:00PM CST
N/A
Run For The Flag 5K Run
Time
9:45AM CST - 12:00PM CST
N/A
Run For The Flag 5K Run - Youth (Under - 15)
Time
9:45AM CST - 12:00PM CST
N/A
Run For The Flag 5K/10K Virtual Run
Time
8:00AM CST - 11:59AM CST
N/A
Place
Pfluger Park
515 City Park Rd
Pflugerville, TX US 78660
About The Race

*** Because of the liability involving interactions between participants and dogs, only certified service dogs are allowed on the course. For the safety of all participants, runners with service dogs or strollers will start their run at the back of each run distance group, 5K and 10K respectively.

Packet pickup will be held race morning starting at 7am, and located at the pavilion in Pfluger Park.

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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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 26, 2017                                                                                           

VETERANS, AMERICAN SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES INVITED TO RUN FOR THE FLAG RACE ON NOV. 11

Direct Orthopedic Care sponsors race in Pflugerville on Veteran’s Day to raise funds for Folds of Honor

WHO:   Merritt Pember, M.D., Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC) Surgeon and Veteran U.S. Army Major (Operation Iraqi Freedom)                                                                                                                                                                                  

            Major Dan Rooney, Founder, Folds of Honor

WHAT:                 Run for The Flag Veteran’s Day Race
                            (media interview opportunities available)

WHEN:                 Saturday, November 11, 2017
                              9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT

WHERE:               Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd., Pflugerville, TX 78660
WEBSITE:            http://runfortheflag.org

AUSTIN, TX – Walk-in, immediate access orthopedic clinic Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC) today announced the Run for the Flag Veterans Day Race in honor of Veteran’s Day on Saturday, Nov. 11. Welcoming all veterans, American service members, their families, and the community, the race will take place at Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road just north of Austin in Pflugerville, Texas. All ages can sign up to participate in the race and there are activities for everyone from 9 a.m. to noon.

“Considering Austin’s active community, it seemed only natural to create an event that combined Texas-style patriotism with a healthy pursuit of physical determination and accomplishment,” said Dr. Merritt Pember, Direct DOC surgeon and Veteran U.S. Army Major (Operation Iraqi Freedom). “We want to thank our generous sponsors Emmis Communications, Team RADIOactive, and Multisport Endurance Events for their support of the race. We cannot wait to see everyone out supporting veterans on Veteran’s Day while supporting the important work of Folds of Honor.”

The Run for the Flag Veterans Day Race sprouted from conversations with Dr. Merritt Pember regarding Veterans Day celebrations in and 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 four of Direct Orthopedic Care's orthopedic specialists in the Austin area were Veterans themselves.

DOC realized 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. 

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

Race day will consist of several different race groups, wheelchair participants, Active Duty, Retired or Reserve Duty participants, youth participants and anyone else in the community who wants to join in on the fun. The race takes place on Veteran’s Day, and events are as follows:

Run For The Flag 10K WheelChair Race                                                      9:30AM CST - 12:00PM CST      $30
Run For The Flag 10K - Active Duty, Retired or Reserve Duty Only          9:40AM CST - 12:00PM CST      $25
Run For The Flag 10K Run                                                                            9:40AM CST - 12:00PM CST      $40
Run For The Flag 10K Run - Youth (Under - 15)                                         9:40AM CST - 12:00PM CST      $40
Run For The Flag 5K WheelChair Race                                                        9:35AM CST - 12:00PM CST      $30
Run For The Flag 5K - Active Duty, Retired or Reserve Duty Only            9:45AM CST - 12:00PM CST      $25
Run For The Flag 5K Run                                                                              9:45AM CST - 12:00PM CST      $40
Run For The Flag 5K Run - Youth (Under - 15)                                           9:45AM CST - 12:00PM CST      $40

“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 U.S. Veterans on Veterans Day,” said Major Dan Rooney, Founder, Folds of Honor. “With the support of the community and the funds raised from the Run for the Flag race on Nov. 11, we can change the lives of hundreds of America's grieving spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service-members.”

There is also a virtual run for those who cannot make it out to the race. Those who do not want to participate but would like to give back, can make a donation to Folds of Honor on the race site. To learn more and sign up for the Run for the Flag Race, please visit runfortheflag.org.

 About Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC):

Founded in 2014, Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC) is a walk-in, immediate access orthopedic clinic open seven days per week with no appointment necessary. Patients experiencing any type of orthopedic pain or condition can conveniently avoid the wasted time and high expense associated with an emergency room visit. DOC’s team of Board-certified Orthopedic Surgeons and Orthopedic-specialty trained Physician Assistants are the same type of orthopedic experts that hospitals often refer patients to, therefore, quality orthopedic treatment is accessible without wait. However, with Direct Orthopedic Care, there are no referrals to outside specialists. With DOC there are never any facility fees like an emergency room charges, or high co-pays, which saves the patient, employer and insurance companies’ healthcare costs. To learn more about DOC, please watch our brief video DOC’umentary at www.directorthocare.com.

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Media Contact:

Ashley Schlosser

(512) 968-0562

ashley@liveoutloudpr.com

 

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