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Location: Possum Kingdom Lake, TX US 76449 Directions
Type: Run Only, Walk Only
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.runfor57thahc.com.

Events
Event Time Price Details
Run for 57th AHC 5K Run
Time
8:00AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT
Price
$20
Price increases May 19, 2017 at 11:59pm CDT
Run for 57th AHC 2K Fun Walk
Time
8:05AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT
Price
$10
Price increases May 19, 2017 at 11:59pm CDT
Place
362 N FM 2353
Possum Kingdom Lake, TX US 76449
Description

POSSUM KINGDOM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

362N FM 2353
Possum Kingdom Lake, TX 76449


ARMED FORCES DAY, SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
Registration Fee is Non-Refundable

Known by the call sign "Gladiator" or "Cougar" (gunships), the 57th AHC was based in Kontum, Pleiku and An Khe in the Central Vietnam Highlands during the Vietnam War. Aircrews flew the iconic UH-1 Huey helicopter in support of the 5th Special Forces and other US and Vietnamese combat units.

Years after the war ended the 57th were revealed to be a key player in the then top secret Special Forces clandestine missions that occurred in enemy occupied Laos and Cambodia. Helicopter crews inserted and extracted highly skilled Special Forces teams in extremely remote jungles more than often under intense enemy fire. During that period our Government disavowed any operations in either Laos or Cambodia (a "Mission Impossible" approach if you will). To learn more, please read John Plaster's bestselling book "SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam". The 57th AHC actions are mentioned often in his book and others.


USATF Certified 5K Course

2K Fun Walk is a Child Friendly, safe walk away from traffic

Pre-Registration Fee:
5K
12 & Under $10.00
13-19 $15.00
20 & Over $20.00

2K – All Ages $10.00

Race day Registration
Add $5.00 to above fees

 

Age Divisions: Male & Female

Top 3 Male/Female Age Group Finishers - Distinctive & unique gold, silver & bronze medals

1st Place Overall Male/Female receive a $100 cash prize.

7 & under, 8-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over

All 2K Fun Walk Receive Participant's Ribbon.


Race Day Schedule:
Check in: 7:00- 7:45 am
5K Run Starts: 8:00 am
2K Run Starts: 8:05 am

T-Shirts Guaranteed to 1st 100 entries

Be sure to bring the family. Runners and walkers of all fitness levels welcome!!!

 

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