Monday, April 20, 2015

Join Me for the Beyond the Battlefield 5K/10K/Virtual Race

As some of you may know, I work for a non-profit program called Courage Beyond. We provide confidential, no-cost programs and services to service members, veterans, and their loved ones who are impacted by PTSD and other invisible wounds of war.

Our biggest event of the year is the 4th Annual Beyond the Battlefield 5K/10K, and it's coming up Saturday, May 23rd in Brentwood, TN or virtually from wherever you live! There is a way for everyone to get involved at this event during Memorial Day weekend to help us honor fallen soldiers and remember the rest who have returned from war. I'd love it if you'd consider joining us in some way!

Here are more details on the various ways to get involved:

NEW this Year – Virtual Race: We’ve added a virtual race to this year’s Beyond the Battlefield event!  Anyone can run with us virtually from wherever they are located if they can’t join us in person on race day. Learn more and register on the race website. Our goal is to have all 50 states represented! Virtual runners can sign up for free or pay $25 to receive the race t-shirt.

Register for the 5K or 10K: If you're in the area, join us for the physical race! We welcome every one of all ages to run, walk, skip, juggle, crawl or whatever it takes to get from the start to the finish of either race! Dogs on leashes and strollers are welcome if you don’t mind staying at the back of the pack.  Our course runs through the beautiful Maryland Farms and the early start will help ensure we avoid the heat of the day.  All registrants receive the event t-shirt, and age group awards are given three deep per bracket for both races. Register here today!

Volunteer on Race Day: We need at least 50-60 volunteers to make this event a success! If you're in the area, this is a great way to show your support. Volunteers pass out t-shirts, serve as course monitors/encouragers, work at a water station, oversee food and drinks, and more! Even if you’re already signed up for the race, please share this opportunity with anyone you know who may enjoy serving in this way.  Volunteers will receive the event t-shirt and have a lot of fun!

Fundraise or Make a Donation: In addition to race registrations and business sponsorships, Courage Beyond raises even more money through this event through additional donations and fundraisers. Consider making an additional one-time donation by clicking DONATE on the race website. Additionally, you can create your own personal fundraising page that can be shared with friends and family to ask them to consider making a donation to Courage Beyond. Just click on FUNDRAISE on the race website. The more donations we receive, the closer we come to reaching our fundraising goal for this event!

Promote the Race: Please help us spread the word to everyone you know about this event and encourage others to join us! 

All proceeds from this race will be used to directly provide confidential, no-cost programs and services to our nation’s military members and their loved ones. Learn more at

Let me know if you have any questions!

1 comment:

Christine said...

Soo excited for this!!