In our day to day lives, sometimes we forget the importance of remembering those who have, and still do, fight to protect our freedoms and way of life.
“Race to Remember” is not just the name of a race but also the name of a military nonprofit which has the intended purpose of ensuring our communities never forget the sacrifices that our brave men and women of the military and their families make every day to continue to protect our Freedom.
The organization hosts several events throughout the year as well as puts together military care packages for those deployed and our homeless vets here. Other community projects include “Soldier in the Classroom”, “Thank You Cards”, “Books for Soldiers”, and “Honor Flights”.
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Join “A Race to Remember” for the annual Race to Remember – Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11th for a 5k, 11k, and half marathon (virtual marathon options available as well) starting and ending at the Fort Vancouver National Site. Race day will kick off with the National Anthem Salute to all Veterans past and present. Racers will be staged at E 5th St. and Fort Vancouver Way to begin the races.
Here is a schedule of events:
6:30 AM – Packet Pickup – Registration Opens
7:40 AM – Opening Ceremonies
8:00 AM – Half Marathon starts (3 hours max) – $65
8:15 AM – 5k and 11k Races Start – 5k – 35, 11k – $45
10:00 AM – Kids 1k – $25
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Closing Ceremonies
Virtual Marathon – $55
Volunteer opportunities are still available. Sign up HERE
For more information and registration, visit the 2018 Race to Remember Facebook event.