Join us for a morning of cause, exercise, silent auction (items such as hotel night stay, guided swim in La Jolla Cove, sport memorabilia from Chargers and Gulls and much more) and a sense of community. Enjoy listening to the DJ, get your face painted in camouflauge, and watch the SDSU Cheerleaders cheer on our runners/walkers (this event will not be timed, everyone will recieve a medal).
The Unbattle Project (UP) is a non-profit organization that offers free confidential counseling to men and women in the military. UP is hosting its first annual Camo for a Cause 5K (3.1 Miles) to support this mission.
Did you know that 1 in 5 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are diagnosed with PTSD and/or depression and that over 50% of homeless veterans have mental health issues? Did you also know that 20 veterans commit suicide each day and that veterans make up 20% of U.S. suicides? San Diego is known for being a military town. In fact, there are over 100,000 active duty and 240,500 veterans residing in San Diego County. It is very important that we get these men and women the help they need. If left untreated, many military men and women with mental health issues will continue to struggle to keep jobs. Consequently, these veterans end up on the streets, adding to our growing homeless population. The Unbattle Project believes that service members and veterans are “bent, not broken”. We want to help them get back to their lives by providing no-cost confidential counseling in order to reduce the likelihood of homelessness and suicide.
Event details and schedule
7:30AM Check-in/ last minute packet pick-up
8:45AM Color Guard, Anthem, and a warm welcome to all our wonderful participants
9:00AM 5K Begins (5 Kilometers=3.1 miles)
11:00AM Announcements and Silent Auction Winners
11:30AM Course Closes
Road Runner Sports 5553 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 92111
March 3rd, 2017
Soft cotton t-shirt
Tax write off
Opportunity to participate in silent auction (Chargers Limited Edition Ladainian Tomlinson Commemorative Football, Gulls tickets, restaurant gift cards, guided swim in La Jolla Cove, a night stay at a Kimpton Hotel, Swim bag, and more).
This event will be held between Dewey Rd and Roosevelt Rd. along Cushing Rd. There is plenty of free lot and street parking.
We recommend that you arrive 1.5 hours before the start of the event to allow adequate time for parking, packet pickup and warmup
What to Bring:
Bring a photo ID for check-in
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable running shoes and anything camo! Wear a camo tutu, bandana, or paint your face! Have fun with it and get creative!!