07 September 2012

Register to Run for Remembrance

The Third Annual Remembrance Run will be held 10 a.m. Sun., Sept. 30, 2012 at Raccoon River Park, West Des Moines, Iowa.

This event is a fund-raiser for Iowa Remembers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The organization helps underwrite an annual retreat for families of Iowans who have died as the result of service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Iowa Remembers also maintains a list of service members and others killed overseas since 2003. Prior to each year's race, the roll call is read aloud, along with either the U.S. National Anthem and/or the Pledge of Allegiance.

Following the 2012 race, food will be provided by Jethro's BBQ. Live music will be provided by Americana roots rock band Brother Trucker.

Registration for the Third Annual 5K walk/run event is $25 through Sept. 17. Late registration is $30 between Sept. 18-23 (with no T-shirt guaranteed). Both team and individual registrations are available. Children 12 and under can participate for free, but registration is required to receive T-shirt and medal.

Team registration is available for groups that want to honor a particular soldier or individual. Registration costs are the same.

Online registration is here.

For a route map, click here.

1 comment:

  1. we need to get all family and friends to run withe a reflective PT belt on for safety...


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