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The Peoria Chapter of Team RWB is continuing to show our support for our veterans by participating in the nation-wide "Run as One" for the second year. This is an event that brings together everyone that supports our veterans and military. It's huge to get the encouragement of "civilians" and we know that physical and social activity are keep aspects to building a community and reintegrating veterans.
So come out and join us at Detweiler Park on Saturday, April 1st at 11:30 a.m. as we run/walk 3 miles, beginning in the main parking lot (where the restrooms are located). The course will be an approximate 1.5 mile loop around the perimeter of the lower fields. Participants are welcome to run/walk one or two laps. A water table will be available at the start/finish. This is a group fun run, no official timing or awards.
TeamRWB will provide food for a cookout, feel free to bring a side dish to share. We encourage you to run with your American flag-- let's get those colors flying!
Read below for more information on the national event and check out www.teamrwb.org if you'd like to be a part of the Peoria chapter!
If I had one thing to say to my fellow veterans, it would be this: continue to serve, even though we have taken off our uniforms. - Clay Hunt, USMC
Run As One is held in honor of Marine veteran Clay Hunt, an original member of Team Rubicon, Mission Continues Fellow, Wounded Warrior Project Alum, and avid sportsman, who took his own life after battling PTSD and depression. Clay was an active participant in many veteran organizations and the event serves as a celebration of the networks that empower, unite, and enrich the lives of veterans. It is a symbol of leadership, action, and collaboration across the veteran landscape globally and within our local communities.
Run As One is a unique engagement opportunity. It began in 2012 as an attempt to bring previously hostile tribes in South Sudan together for healthy competition off the battlefield and has grown into a collaborative global event. When Clay passed, we realized we needed to forge a stronger community – both with veterans and civilians. Run As One is an opportunity to establish and renew bonds with our brothers and sisters in our partner organizations and communities. Demonstrate to the world our collective culture of inclusivity and camaraderie. So run. Run fast. Run slow. Run as a team. Appreciate and live the greater meaning of today. We know shared purpose and hard work towards a common goal builds the strongest communities, so run together, run as one. Use today to connect with all of your veteran brothers and sisters while establishing meaningful connections within the community.
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. For more information visit TeamRubiconUSA.org
The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve. For more information visit MissionContinues.org
Team Red, White and Blue enriches the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. For more information visit TeamRWB.org