Considering the running world as we know it is turning toward the virtual side, we decided to up the ante on how we would put on a race. As runners ourselves, we want to earn some super amazing medals as well as snagging some awesome shirts to go with them. We especially like performance shirts that are great for this Florida heat!
It is time we introduce a new series to you: The Patriot to Veteran Virtual Run Series. Start on 9/11, and keep going until Veteran’s Day on November 11. If your goal is 50 miles, you will earn that marvelous medal and wonderful shirt. You want to do 100 miles? You will get the same thing, plus an additional medal. For those that want to put it all on the line, we will be sending you a third medal on top of all the other goodies.
Since one of your Race Directors is a Veteran and former First Responder, this series hits very close to home. While some of you know, George was a Firefighter in the US Air Force. These two dates represent something very special, so we want to offer you something for taking the time to walk (and/or run) in the shoes of those who have served. The events have been named after duty stations to which George was assigned, each one with a special meaning.
No matter the distance you choose, it is critical you know that proceeds from this virtual run series will be going to the Post 9/11 Veterans Corp. This organization aims to assist Veterans that have served after 9/11 who have returned home to a life they no longer understand but to which they must adapt in order to succeed. A struggle which words cannot describe nor can most citizens comprehend but one our men and women leaving the service face every day. Please consider a donation to this incredible organization so they can continue to assist Veterans, like George, succeed in society after years of selfless service to our great country.