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Peaceful Tomorrows with Our Troops & Vets VIII 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk
5K, 1 Mile
Mon, May 26, 2014
Grand Prairie, TX
About This Activity
A fun/competitive race in Mike Lewis Park, Grand Prairie, TX. A mostly flat/fast, out-and-back trail course. Have fun running/walking, .. Parking is available. The race is to honor & thank our troops& our vets for their service & sacrifice; to support them in seeking a safe, secure & peaceful future for us all; to celebrate a sense of peaceful patriotism. The net race proceeds will go to 2 Vets’ organizations. Toiletries to SafeHaven. For more info, call 817-265-4578 / e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
5K @ 8:00 AM;1M @ 9:00 AM
Our racing mission continues to be to produce affordable, hedonistically fun & athletically competitive races, that are technically sound (correctly-measured courses with minimum turns and visible distance – mile or Km – markers),that also benefit some charity(-ies) with a populist & gender parity focus – for the average runner/walker (including the novices) and also for the seasoned, serious racer. ***
In a century that has begun and continues with so much violence and so much warring, it’s clearly in humankind’s self-interest that we actively pursue peace & justice and genuine security for all and that we espouse a culture that abhors bellicosity and embraces mutual respect and sharingness. That’s the spirit of this race. The race again will engage our servicemen and servicewomenwho have actually walked the walk, experienced the heat of hell,and been in the belly of and borne the brunt of battle, who have sacrificed – sometimes losing their limbs, sometimes losing their very lives – so that we may live secure and free and at peace. ***
Real-life veterans – who put their lives and limbs on the line in service to and defense of our country -- will share the race with us to receive our abiding gratitude and support which they and our active troops richly deserve; sadly posthumously for some.As usual the race will offer unvarnished racing fun & competition, with a gorgeous racing course! It’s part loop and part out-and-back. There’s a little incline in Mile 1 for character, then it’s fast and flat as a pancake the rest of the way. The head will sing Hallelujah! The heart will find it Heavenly! The lungs will fall in Love! The feet … ah, the feet…they will Feel & caress!It also will be a race whose net proceeds and sentiment support both our troops presently in uniform and those who served and sacrificed for us in the past – our veterans – and pray that our country remains safe & secure in a world at peace, a sense of peaceful patriotism. ***
Net proceeds from the race will benefit two Vets’organizations – a national disabledVets’ organization and Veterans ForPeace. ***
More info-- including online registration -- is available on the Web at http://www.runningintheusa.com/jeph The race flyer/entry form can be downloaded from this Web page.****
May 26 8:00 AM Peaceful Tomorrows with Our Troops & Vets VII 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk,