The Peoria Chapter of Team RWB is starting off BIG by participating in the nation-wide "Run as One." 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 16th 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.
Bring a side dish, a lawn chair and something to drink for a cook-out afterwards (Team RWB will provide the meat.) Feel free 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 new Peoria chapter!
All proceeds from Run As One are equally distributed between Team RWB, Team Rubicon, and The Mission Continues to fund Veteran Programs.
RUN AS ONE 2016
In honor of Marine veteran Clay Hunt, an original member of Team Rubicon who took his own life after battling PTS and depression, Team Rubicon, Team Red White and Blue, and The Mission Continues will partner to participate in the 5th annual Run as One on April 16th. The event will as serve a celebration of a networks required to empower, unite and enrich the lives of Veterans. It will also be a symbol of leadership, action, and collaboration across the veterans support landscape within our local communities.
Our Goals: United with a Common Purpose
1. Build strong, united communities around America’s veterans.
2. Demonstrate leadership by driving collaboration and a proactive approach to veterans’ service.
3. Raise awareness of the challenges and positive solutions facing our nation’s veterans
About the Event Hosts:
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
Team Red, White and Blue's mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. For more information visit TeamRWB.org
The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life after the military to find purpose through civic action. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their legacy will be one of leadership and service. The Mission Continues has helped thousands of post-9/11 veterans reintegrate successfully by focusing their talents and energy on tackling challenges in their communities. For more information visit MissionContinues.org