Just like the warriors defending our country participants running in the Race for the Warrior will face Mother Nature and likely run in the rain this Saturday. The large registration and hospitality tent will make registration dry and a great place for the post-race activities where runners will have a Mad Anthony beer and food by Shig’s n Pits. The Northeast Indiana Base Community Council will host the 3rd annual ‘Race for the Warrior’ 5k/10k charity fundraiser race and walk, April 29, 2017, at the Fort Wayne International Airport’s Air Trade Centre, presented by Aerotek, www.aerotek.com.
Airport officials reviewed weather forecasts and have worked with the planning committee to update plans. Northeast Indiana Base Community Council president Patrick Dooley said “ the airports runway, taxiway and ramps are perfectly pitched to drain and a great place to have a run in the rain”. Even with weather forecasters predicting rain we have had 25 new registrations Tuesday and 6 by noon Wednesday.
Race day registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with the race at 9 a.m., and will follow a course through the airfield’s taxiways, runways and cargo ramp and is certified by U.S. Track and Field. Timing for runners will be provided.
Free event parking, check-in and pre / post-race activities will all take place at the Fort Wayne International Airport’s Air Trade Centre, 12602 Global Drive, Fort Wayne IN 46809. A $25.00 registration fee for the 5K and $30.00 for the 10k will provide runners with a commemorative T-shirt.. (T-Shirt available while supply lasts)
Proceeds from the race will benefit the NIBCC’s programs including the Military Support Fund, which assists military families in times of need.
The council’s Military Support Fund is managed in partnership with The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, and has helped more than 120 local military families during its few years of operation.
“One unique aspect of our Military Support Fund is that it is available to enlisted members of the Armed Forces who are currently serving but not deployed,” said NIBCC committee chair Eric Flores. “While there are many wonderful organizations supporting our Nation’s defenders, service members may not qualify for other programs, or there is a lengthier application process and wait time for relief. Our support fund can provide immediate short-term aid to military members when emergencies arise, allowing them to stay more focused on their mission and care of their families.”
Individuals interested in donating to the Military Support Fund should visit the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne’s website (www.cfgfw.org).