Memorial Day is a holiday that can sometimes be looked at as only a day off from work or school. Or a frustration at finding the banks and post offices closed while completing errands. But when we stop for just one minute to think about it, we know that the day is (and should be) about much more. If you have more than just a few minutes for thankful reflection, then consider spending that time in Vancouver, Washington for the Race to Remember.
The event is part of a nonprofit organization by the same name that was formed support and honor our past and present military members. Along with races, Race to Remember seeks out opportunities to partner with local businesses and other veteran organizations to organize care packages, bring speakers to classrooms, write thank you cards, and find other creative ways to give back.
The event on Monday, May 29th includes multiple distances for participants, including a half marathon, 10K, 5K, and Honor a Hero 1 Mile (a one-mile family walk). If you cannot be in Vancouver on the 29th, you can still be involved through a virtual race. Participants in the event receive a medal and food afterward. Event shirts are available for purchase during registration (extras may be available on race day).
“All gave some; some gave all.” Join participants at the Remembrance Wall in Vancouver to reflect and support this good work in our community.
Race to Remember (Vancouver, WA)
When: Monday, May 27. Half Marathon at 8am. 5K and 10K at 9am. Hero Mile at 10:30am.
Where: Remembrance Wall (316 Phil Arnold Way)
Packet Pick-Up: Race Day starting at 6:30am
Cost: 5K $35. 10K $45. Honor a Hero Mile $25. Half Marathon $65. Virtual Run $55