SDIA Patriot's Day 5k Fun Run
All proceeds from this event will stay locally to help engage, assist and empower Central Arkansas' “Sheep Dogs” (military veterans, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and EMS personnel) to Get Off The Couch™ and reengage in living a meaningful and productive life.
Founded in 2010, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is a national non-profit organization founded and headquartered in Rogers, Arkansas.
These heroes have an innate desire to serve and their service gives purpose to their lives; however, after an injury or shift/tour of duty ends, that purpose is often lost. By gathering together Sheep Dogs who have suffered similar traumas & experiences, SDIA has found that the camaraderie and peer support they receive fosters healing and is critical to their overall well-being, which helps prevent suicides in our Veteran and First Responder communities. Joining SDIA in opportunities for physical activities, camaraderie & healing (Outdoor Adventures), training to transform struggle into strength and posttraumatic growth (Warrior PATHH), and volunteer opportunities for continued service (Disaster Response), a Sheep Dogs’ innate desire to serve is again fulfilled. When Sheep Dogs #GetOffTheCouch together, their attitude and perspective are drastically improved, and many find healing and a renewed sense of purpose.
For Sheep Dogs, “Helping Others is a Way of Life.”
SDIA has Teams & Chapters across the United States, and more than 50,000 members, volunteers and supporters worldwide.
LOCATION & COURSE
This event will start and finish at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. It will travel east along the NLR Riverfront and cross over the Arkansas river on the Clinton Pedestrian Bridge. It will wind around the front of the Clinton Library property before heading west through the LR River Market District and join the Arkansas River Trail briefly before crossing back across the river on the beautiful Broadway Bridge. It will finish by going along the river through NLR Riverfront Park back to the Museum.
MEDALS & APPAREL
All entrants will receive a numbered race bib, a finisher's medal & a SDIA bracelet. T-shirts are available to order at time of registration for $20 and can be picked up at the registration booth on the day of the race. Additional t-shirts will be available for sale at the booth on race day for $25 *while supplies last