BENEFITING: VETERANS OUTREACH CENTER INC
Samantha Lyn wrote -
For it's 7th year, Pound the Ground challenges you through the terrain of Mendon Ponds Park- and every step you take supports the men, women, and families served by Veterans Outreach Center of Rochester. Choose from one of our USATF certified courses for 10K & 5K runners, or a 5K Walk along the course through the beautiful park grounds.
The Veteran's Outreach Center is an amazing assest to our community. It provides services to not only our Veteran's, but their families as well. This charity is near & dear to my heart and I hope that you all can find it in your hearts to donate to the cause or join me on race day...or BOTH! Making sure our Veteran's and their families get the services they need are vital to adjusting to life after deployment or life after the loss of a loved one. Please help me to help the VOC!
I named our team ZDS Strong in memory of our fallen hero Zachary D. Smith. He was an amazing soul who was taken from us too soon while serving our country in 2010. He is an angel to us all & his memory will always live in all of us!
Race day registration opens at 8:00am | 10K race begins at 9:00am | 5K/Walk at 9:15am
REGISTER TO RUN/WALK: If you haven't yet, register to be part of the fun on race day- though if you'd just like to fundraise, that's OK, too! Click the Register button above to get it going.
GET STARTED FUNDRAISING: After you've registered, you'll be asked to join a team or form your own - it's easy! Then tell your friends, family, and social media kingdom about your good intentions and everyone will watch you 'race' towards your goal!
BATTLE OF THE BRANCHES: We are launching a “Battle of the Branches” fundraising contest, as we honor and represent all who have served our nation through a friendly inter-service rivalry — Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Just join the team for the branch you wish to represent! We are all fighting for the same team and regardless of who wins, our veterans come out victorious. But, it will still be fun to earn bragging rights …
JUST DONATE: Yup, you can just donate. No running or walking involved. Click the "Donate To This Event" button on the right and pick a team to support- you can support your favorite branch of the armed forces or TEAM VOC is listed for general donations if you don't know what or who else to choose. All funds raised will support services for veterans and military families in the Rochester area.
Fundraisers will be rewarded! Knowing you're helping us change the lives of our veterans is great, but a really cool shirt is even better!
- Raise donations of $40 or more and your race entry fee is waived! *MUST CHOOSE THIS OPTION UPON REGISTRATION
- Raise donations of $100 or more by August 31 and receive a Special edition 2015 Pound the Ground CAMO TECH TEE (photo coming soon)