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RUN FOR 57TH AHC--Possum Kingdom Lake, TX--Half, 5K & 2K FUN WALK USATF 2020 Sanction #20-26-001

Saturday November 7th, 2020

Possum Kingdom Lake, TX

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362N FM 2353
Possum Kingdom Lake, TX 76449

Net proceeds will be donated TBA.


Known by the call sign "Gladiator" or "Cougar" (gunships), the 57th AHC was based in Kontum, Pleiku and An Khe in the Central Vietnam Highlands during the Vietnam War. Aircrews flew the iconic UH-1 Huey helicopter in support of the 5th Special Forces and other US and Vietnamese combat units.

Years after the war ended the 57th were revealed to be a key player in the then top secret Special Forces clandestine missions that occurred in enemy occupied Laos and Cambodia. Helicopter crews inserted and extracted highly skilled Special Forces teams in extremely remote jungles more than often under intense enemy fire. During that period our Government disavowed any operations in either Laos or Cambodia (a "Mission Impossible" approach if you will). To learn more, please read John Plaster's bestselling book "SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam". The 57th AHC actions are mentioned often in his book and others.

Registration Fees are Non-Refundable  Race Day Registration + $5

USATF Certified Half Course Certification # TX18010MWC

Half Fees 16 & Up: PRIOR to April 25th--$75;  April 25th--May 2nd--$80; May 3rd--May 8th--$85: May 9th--May 15th--$90

Half Age Groups:  16--18; 19--29; 30--39; 40--49; 50--59; 60+

Half Course Closes:  10:30 am

Run-Walk on Half Course is permitted. Due to insurance/liability issues  NO CONSTANT WALKING, pets on/off leash or strollers.

USATF Certified 5K Course TX14169ETM 

5K/2K: Walking, pets on leash & strollers permitted.

2K Fun Walk is a Child Friendly, safe walk away from traffic

Pre-Registration Fee:
1--18 $15.00
19--99 $25.00
2K – All Ages $15.00

1st Place Overall Male/Female Half Marathon & 5K receive cash prize

1st Place Masters Male/Female Half Marathon & 5K awards

Top 3 Male/Female Half Marathon & 5K Age Group Finishers - Distinctive & unique gold, silver & bronze medals

5K Age Groups:

7 & under, 8-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over

All 2K Fun Walk Receive Participant's Ribbon.

Chamber of Commerce Early Packet Pickup Friday, May 15th 3--7 pm

Race Day Schedule:

Half Check in 6:00-6:45 am           Half Starts 7:00 am
5K & 2K Check in: 7:00- 7:45 am   5K Run Starts: 8:00 am   2K Fun Walk/Run Starts: 8:05 am

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Start Location

362 N FM 2353, Possum Kingdom Lake, TX

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