MIDWEST CITY -- The Midwest City Convention and Visitors Bureau are co-sponsoring, along with Warriors For Freedom, the inaugural Veterans Day Freedom Run, to be held on Monday, Nov. 12.
According to event organizer, Melanie Voice, Midwest City’s roots are deep in our nation’s military. “Our community was actually developed to act as a service depot for Tinker Air Force Base, back in 1942,” Voice said.
We are very proud of our relationship with the military and the citizens who have served, are currently serving and will do so in the future, she added.
"The partnership with Warriors For Freedom is a great fit because they strive to improve the lives of our nation’s heroes and their families.
A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Warriors For Freedom Foundation. The sanctioned 5k run will begin at 7:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 6 a.m. The run will commence on Century Boulevard. and will wind through the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. The event will adhere to USA Track & Field Rules.
A Veteran Spirit Award will be given to the runner dressed in the most patriotic attire. Entrants will be placed in standard age brackets where the first, second and third place winners will receive medallions. Over-all female and male winners will receive trophies. The awards presentation will take place immediately following the race. Results will be posted the following Thursday on www.dgroadracing.com.
The pre-registration form and fee, due by 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, is $25. “Day of” registration fee is $30. Early registration may be done by mail or online at www.visitmidwestcity.com.
The first 200 early entries will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and if registered by Oct. 31, the requested shirt size is guaranteed. For additional information, please go to www.visitmidwestcity.com or call 455.1808.