The virtual run and ruck will take place May 10-31 with the in-person event on Sunday, May 29 in Colorado Springs. #SupportVeterans
COLORADO – Colorado Veterans Project (CVP), one of the largest veteran-related nonprofits in Colorado, has announced its annual Memorial Day Run & March, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Vibes, will be held on Sunday, May 29 at UCHealth Park, located at 4385 Tutt Blvd. in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In its eighth year, and for the second time in Colorado Springs, the annual run and march raises funds and collects food donations for Colorado veterans experiencing homelessness. Athletes may participate in a 5K, 10K or 30K run, or choose to ruck march, where each athlete will carry a 25-pound rucksack filled with non-perishable food items to donate post-race. All participants are encouraged to bring food donations. Those who choose to attempt the 30K ruck march will have the unique opportunity to earn the Norwegian Foot March Badge, a prestigious award of tactical advancement not commonly available in the U.S. CVP will also offer a virtual 5K run or ruck march, to be completed between Tuesday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 31.
“We look forward to raising funds and collecting food for our local veterans, while also honoring our fallen heroes over Memorial Day weekend,” said Greg Moore, board president of Colorado Veterans Project. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Rocky Mountain Vibes to host this year’s event at UCHealth Park as part of their opening weekend, offering our participants a stunning setting for the run and ruck and the opportunity to support the team during the game.”
The in-person Memorial Day Run & March will begin with check-in at 6:30 a.m., followed by the opening ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The 30K ruck march will start at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K and 10K ruck march at 8:30 a.m., the 10K run at 9:15 a.m. and the 5K run at 9:30 a.m. Registration is open now through Wednesday, May 25, and is priced at $40 for the 5K run or ruck march, $45 for the 10K run or ruck march and $60 for the 30K run or ruck march.
Virtual participants can sign up for the virtual 5K run or ruck march for $40 and record routes and time details online through RunSignUp.com. Registration also includes an exclusive event T-shirt, finisher medal and a trimming bib.
More information on registration and the event can be found at memorialdaymarch.com and donations to CVP can be made at coloradoveteransproject.org. CVP is actively seeking additional sponsors for the event, with more information available at memorialdaymarch.com/get-involved/#sponsor. Volunteers are also needed for the event and are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org with interest.
About Colorado Veterans Project:
Colorado Veterans Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to enhance pride and patriotism in all Coloradoans by building a stronger, more supportive community around our veterans. CVP hosts special events to raise awareness and funds for local veterans and veteran organizations. Since the inception of CVP in January of 2014, Colorado Veterans Project has aligned with 125+ veteran organizations and works alongside the mayor’s office to host the official Veterans Day activities for the City of Denver including the Denver Veterans Day Parade and the Denver Veterans Day Festival. More information about the organization and how to get involved is located on the website coloradoveteransproject.org or on Facebook and Twitter.
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