POW/MIA Remembrance Run/Walk: Friday May 22nd, 2015 6-10pm
This year the event will be shortened from the 24-hour event to a more manageable 4-hour event. It will still have the same team competition angle. We will begin at 5:45 p.m. with an opening ceremony at the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA.
We are encouraging families to come on out and take part once again as this event is for the community at large and not just runners. We will conclude the event at the Viet Nam Memorial Wall in the Siouxland Freedom Park.
The format of this event will change this year; we will now begin at the Norm Waite Sr YMCA and conduct the event from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm Friday May 22nd, 2015. This annual Memorial Day event honors our past and present military members, promotes community fitness, and encourages team and family activity, and friendly competition.
The event moving to the South Sioux City riverfront location and ending at the Siouxland Freedom Park Vietnam Memorial Wall allows participants to see what has been accomplished and for some, exactly where the Park is located. In line with prior events, participants may run or walk as long as they would like; any length of time or distance during the event. They may also participate individually or as members of a team.
Participation costs will remain at $25.00 adults and $10.00 for children 18 and under. All registrants will receive a technical event shirt and the first 200 entries will be guaranteed a headlamp. All proceeds raised will be donated to Siouxland Freedom Park, a 501(c) (3) organization.
This event will be marketed through all standard media outlets to include local running and fitness clubs, area chamber of commerce organizations, various business organizations and service clubs, and through health care providers. Contact will be made in the tri-state area with all branches of the service, the American Legion, and other veterans’ organizations.
Your support as a sponsor will helping defray logistical expenses of facilitating this event for our participants. All sponsors donating a minimum of $250.00 or more in goods or monies will have their name or logo included on the event shirts.
Our first four years of the event have been very fruitful; a total of 1,562 participants have logged in excess of 7,061 miles and have helped raise $34,000 for the Siouxland Freedom Park. We have also accomplished our secondary mission to raise community awareness concerning the concept, goals, and development plans for the Siouxland Freedom Park.
As the Park expands it will continue to draw more outside tourism and community interest. Your direct involvement in this family-friendly community endeavor will also link your business with one of Siouxland’s hottest up and coming tourist destinations.
More information and updates can be found on the Remembrance Run Facebook page.