Purpose: Bring the community together and raise awareness about Semper Fi & America's Fund.
Focus: Teamwork instead of individual effort. (Teams can be as small as they’d like or up to 48 people, one person every 30 minutes. If someone participates as an individual, they can walk or run whenever/however long they want. Overall, it’ll be more fun at 4:00 am with more people.)
Cost: $25 for registered participants. (Remaining balance after covering t-shirt fees will go directly to SF&AF . Anyone can walk, run, or cheer participants for free. However, to receive a t-shirt and be eligible for prizes, awards, etc., individuals/teams must officially register. Everyone who registers will also receive a swag bag of goodies, promo items, etc. We will also have a free popsicle, toy, and book table for kids next to the SF&AF booth.)
Sequence of Events on Oct. 14, 2023:
11:00 a.m. – Packet pickup opens
11:50 a.m. – Welcome comments by Race Director and Town of Quantico Leadership
12:00 p.m. – National Anthem
12:05 p.m. – Ceremonial first lap with all attendees and participants
Sequence of Events on Oct. 15, 2023:
11:50 a.m. – Ceremonial last lap
12:00 p.m. – Event concludes
Whether it's walking a few laps, jogging a couple miles, or cheering everyone from the sidewalk, join us in the Town of Quantico to generate awareness for Semper Fi and America's Fund as this organization cares for our nation’s critically wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, and military families.
This event is open to the public so bring your family, invite your friends, then pass on to your peers to participate Saturday at noon on Oct. 14, 2023. Several organizations will also be on hand so check out the Facebook event page often to see what and who has been added to our lineup.
Awards: Will be given to the top teams and individuals who accumulate the most miles. Plus, each person who registers will be entered to win a new hydration vest (worth more than $150) and several other prizes.
We will also be giving away free popsicles, toys, and books to kids while supplies last, no donation or strenuous activity required.
Bottom line: Show up and get some free swag!
If you'd like to support, but can't join us in person, check out https://runsignup.com/firstbrooknycsfaf. No matter if it's a dollar donation or a share on social media, our actions will make an impact.