We are excited to launch a brand new Armed Forces Day Race Series. We want to honor all five branches (sorry Space Force, you did not make the cut for this series) with a 5k for each branch. There are millions of Veterans across the country, and we think this will be a fun Race Series to put on. We will also donate a portion of the proceeds from each race to veteran-based charities.
How the Race Series will work (pay close attention).
Each Race is going to be completed around that branch's birthday. So for example, the Army Birthday is June 14th. The race window for that race will be June 12-14. The Coast Guard Birthday is August 4th, so that race window will be Aug 4-7th, etc.
There are two options for purchasing the races. You can buy an individual race (i.e., if you only want to participate in one 5k) or if you buy all 5 races in one package you get a really SWEET race medal that has all five coins on a pentagon-shaped base and all the coins are magnetically attached to the base plate. Plus you get ALL of the Individual Race SWAG items as well. As we progress through the year, we will be sending all of the Swag items before the Branch Race Windows so you will be getting really cool stuff ALL YEAR. Of course, you also get to run or walk a total of 25k throughout the year (but its worth it...)
If you only purchase one, or two races (etc.), you will still get the coins and swag for each of those races but you will not get the REALLY COOL base plate that houses all five. You only get it when you purchase all 5 (and there is a discount of course). You must also register separately for each individual race if you do not choose the Combined Race.
Race Windows and Race SWAG:
Army - The Army Birthday is June 14th and the Race Window is June 12-14. You will receive a Race (Short Sleeve) Shirt and the Army Race Coin.
Coast Guard - The Coast Guard Birthday is Aug 4th and the Race Window is Aug 4-7. You will receive a pair of Race Running Socks and the Coast Guard Race Coin.
Air Force - The Air Force Birthday is Sept 18th and the Race window is Sept 17-19. You will receive a logo neck gator and the Air Force Race Coin.
Navy - The Navy Birthday is Oct 13th and the Race window is Oct 13-16. You will receive a specially designed military patch and the Navy Coin.
Marine - The Marine's Birthday is Nov 10 and the Race window is Nov 10-13. You will receive a (long-sleeve) running tech shirt and the Marine Coin.
COMPLETE ALL FIVE RACES - the race window will open up during the Army Race Window and will stay open through the Marine Race Window. This is a 25K since you are doing all five races but you can complete whenever you want. Once you complete your TOTAL 25k you can log your results if you so choose. Make sure you keep track of your complete 25k results.
SWAG - You will get the coin base plate, ALL five Branch coins, a Race T-shirt, a long sleeve Race Tech Shirt, a neck gaiter, a pair of socks, a patch. It's the BEST Deal out there!
If you purchase the package race we will send out the Army SWAG and the base plate beginning in June so you will have the base plate to keep as you collect the other coins and SWAG though-out the year.
We hope you enjoy this race series.