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Giving Thanks 5k -2014 - Vienna, VA
5K, 1 Mile, Other
Thu, Nov 27, 2014
About This Activity
Objective: Build community giving thanks for the sacrifices of fallen and wounded and their families with a recreational activity.
Background: Thanksgiving is a time for assembling with family and friends and “Giving Thanks” for the many freedoms we enjoy in this great Country. We enjoy these freedoms in large part because of the sacrifices made by those who have answered the call to serve the U.S. Government and sacrificed life and in some cases suffered severe injury. This 5k/1k event is intended to provide a venue to gather families of the Fallen and Wounded with those who would like to express their gratitude by participating in this event.
What: A 5k and 1k recreational jog/walk/Wheel chair event. The jog/walk/wheel Chair event will be held in Vienna and proceed on local streets and on the Washington and Old Dominion recreation trail at 0800 on Thanksgiving morning to benefit the fallen and wounded service members and their family.
Who: Families from the greater Washington DC area who wish to Give Thanks to service members and families who have sacrificed in service of our country. A Family Oriented 5/1k on Thanksgiving morning to give thanks to the Fallen and Wounded service members. (Service members are broadly defined as members of the Armed Service, State Department, Intelligence Community or other US Government Agencies). 501(c)3 beneficary’s:
Where: Vienna VA, Centennial Park (Near Mural), 131 Church Street NE
When: 0810 Thanksgiving Morning
How: Participants will walk, jog, wheel a 5k or 1k course for or with a family member who has been lost or injured in the line of service to the Nation. Families/friends of the fallen will be recognized as they complete the course.
Why: To “Give Thanks” to fallen and wounded service members and their families and provide a healthy recreational start to a Thanksgiving Day celebration.