Northeast Tennessee Veterans Ruck & Roll

1 Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon

Event Date

Sat, Nov 14, 2015


Johnson City, TN


Activity Today Later

Walking-1 Mile - Individual 1.6k

$12 $12 Closed

Running-5K - Individual 5k

$20 $20 Closed

Walking-5K - Individual 5k

$20 $20 Closed

Running-10K - Individual 10k

$30 $30 Closed

Running-Half marathon - Individual Half Marathon

$45 $45 Closed

Walking-Half Marathon Light (No-Ruck) - Individual (light)

$45 $45 Closed

Walking-Half Marathon Light (Team) - Group-registration team (light)

$100 $100 Closed

Walking-Half Marathon Heavy (35lb Ruck) - Individual (heavy)

$55 $55 Closed

Walking-Half Marathon Heavy (35lb Ruck) - Group-registration team (Heavy)

$200 $200 Closed

About This Activity

The Warriors Canvas & Veterans Art Center was established in December of 2013 as a non-profit 501-c3 with the intent of providing therapeutic services to Veterans within the Tri-Cities. Every day, 22 Veterans commit suicide and our goal is to reduce this within our region to zero, by any means possible.  We Provide art classes, studio space (with all supplies absolutely free), Smart Recovery Addiction classes, AcuDetox, drum classes, Piano classes, Pottery classes, Physical Training classes, and Ruck Marching Sessions all free to any Veteran or family member that walks into our doors.  We also have a gallery that is strictly for Veterans to showcase their craft within the community.

 Physical exercise is a potent tool in managing post-trauma symptoms, depression, and anxiety, as well as other health issues.  It also provides support, camaraderie, and structure which was and is a vital component to a Veterans well-being.

 Please join the Warrior’s Canvas & Veterans Art Center on November 14th, 2015,  for the inaugural Ruck & Roll to honor Veterans for their sacrifices, from past to present for our great nation.

 This event will be held annually on the 1st Saturday after Veterans Day.

We anticipate this event to become one of our region’s premier outdoor challenges honoring our nation’s military Veterans of all services and eras.  You will want to honor this great endeavor by becoming a supporting our nation’s heroes.

We hope you will consider becoming a participant and join us in honoring these men and women!

All proceeds go to supporting Veterans getting the therapy they need at The Warriors Canvas & Veterans Art Center, and keeping this event going year after year.

Thank you for your support

The Warriors Canvas & Veterans Art Center

Event details and schedule

This Event will be begin at the Johnson City/Washington County Veterans memorial at 0800.

Packet pick up, check in, and late entries will be Friday, November 13, 2015 from 1pm to 9pm at the Warriors Canvas & Veterans Art left, Located at 320 E Main St. Johnson City, TN 37601. Please bring waivers signed and ID. We will not take any late entries on race day since time is limited.

Arrive at the Veterans Memorial no later than 0730 am. Parking will be along W Market St. and surrounding Kiwanis park, additional parking can be used in the adjacent neighborhood.

Please wear something comforable and loose especially if you are marching. Proper footwear for your specific event.

Bring a water source if you are a marcher. We will have stations along the course, but do not depend on this as your sole source of hydration.

All Ruck sacks have to be secure, no debris from packs can be left on the course. If you leave any debris on the course from your pack you will be disqualified and asked to leave the course.

Marchers will have their packs wieghed dry (no water) and inspected to make sure they meet the requirments on the day of packet pickup.

The 1 mile fun March will begin at 0800am, this march circles the Veterans Memorial and Old Kiwanis Park.

All Racers will begin their scheduled race at 0830 am, starting with Runners first and then marchers.

5k racers will have a set course beginning at the Memorial, around the VA Medical Center, and ending at the Memorial.

10k Racers will have a set course beginning at the Memorial, through the Va Medical Center (L) onto State of Franklin (L) onto Buffalo St. (R) ont E. Main St. and turn around at the Mcdonalds on Legion st. and  following the same course back.

Half Marathon Marchers and Runners will follow the same course as listed above, when you come to Legion st. you will take a (R) and then (R) onto Alabama st. and then and immediate (L) heading down the Tweetsie Trail, turn around and Water Point is stationed at the Rock Quarry. Following the same path and ending at the Memorial.

We will have roads blocked at the beginning of the race, but upon turn around for the half-marathon you are on your own. So be safe and be aware of your surroundings.

All Runner and Marchers should be completed by 2pm, if not you will be picked up and brought back to the memorial.

We will have aid stations set-up at the Memorial for anyone needing assistance.

Water Points will be located every 2 miles for runners and marchers.

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