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4 Mile Run of Valor

The 2018 4 Mile Run of Valor registration is open! Race date: April 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm!

This is a great opportunity to get some training in for the River to River Relay and support a great cause!

“Do It For Those Who No Longer Can”

Inspired by the United States military, law enforcement, and all of those who currently serve, have served, or the fallen heroes who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. We honor you!

 

 

Help support Veterans through Team RWB, Hope for the Warriors and Wounded Warrior Project

Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

Race Location:

Lake Murphysboro State Park

492 Lake Access Road

Murphysboro, IL 62966

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Packet Pickup Information:

Registration and packet pick-up: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. at race site or at RTS Sports store in Marion *Coming soon*

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Entry Fees:

All runners and walkers are welcome!

Register before April 4th to be guaranteed your swag. We cannot guarantee this after April 4th and can’t stress that enough.

Registration fee – $20

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Awards:

There will be an award given to the overall winner (both genders), overall winner of each age category for runners (both genders) and the top 5 overall walkers (both genders):
12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

We will also have an award for any participant who breaks the course record for male or female

Download Race Flyer and print – Click Here

or register online at link below:

Run Of Valor Course Records

4-Mile Run Of Valor at Lake Murphysboro State Park in Murphysboro, IL:

Male – 24:46.2 – James Wooldridge (set in 2016)

Female – 30:16.1 – Nancy Adams (set in 2015)

 

Check out our event photos!

2017 Photos

Supporting the Run Of Valor will have a direct impact on the lives of the military soldiers and their families around the world by honoring and empowering Veterans and Wounded Warriors, fostering the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history, and by raising awareness of the needs of injured service members.

The Run of Valor has now partnered with Hope For The Warriors. Hope For The Warriors believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. Hope For The Warriors® has been named a 4-Star Charity on Charity Navigator 5 years in a row, an honor bestowed to the top 5% of charities

We hope you will join us by becoming a proud supporter of Hope For The Warriors, the Wounded Warrior Project and the mission of giving back to those that need it most. Assist us by growing the Run Of Valor to new levels!

RTS Sports “Run To Succeed” and the Run of Valor have partnered with Hope For The Warriors. HFTW believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. Hope For The Warriors® has been named a 4-Star Charity on Charity Navigator 5 years in a row, an honor bestowed to the top 5% of charities

Events hosted by Hope For The Warriors® and volunteers unite military communities and their supporters to raise funds and awareness to help restore self, family, and hope to the lives of our wounded service members and their families.

Hope For The Warriors® was founded by military wives in 2006 as they witnessed, firsthand, the effects of the war on service members and their families. Hope For The Warriors® remains grounded in family values as the organization expands both the span of programs offered and the number of wounded, family members, and families of the fallen assisted.

The leadership of the organization remains in the dedicated hands of military family members. Together, our board of directors, staff, and volunteers work tirelessly to serve those who have sacrificed so much. The integrity of our organization is paramount and therefore our representatives are as honorable and noble as our mission and the people we serve.

Run To Succeed and the Run Of Valor remain proud to partner with the Wounded Warrior Project and are very humbled that the WWP has approved us a “Give Back” fundraiser. Through this partnership and mission alignment, the proceeds raised by Run Of Valor events in 2015 will be donated to the WWP. These funds help have a direct impact on the lives of the military soldiers and their families around the world by honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors, fostering the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history, and by raising awareness of the needs of injured service members.

“Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.

Sept. 11 also served as a stimulus for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan and other regions in support of the Global War on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011.

For WWP, there is a distinct difference between members and alumni; the term alumni indicates a mutual shared experience and denotes your place in an organization was earned. There are no dues here – those were paid by wearing the uniform and on the battlefield.”