This Veteran’s Day Weekend, get ready to dig deeper and run farther to benefit America’s fighting men and women. Our armed services demonstrate extreme endurance on a daily basis during combat operations, and this 24 Hour Endurance Run is a small effort to say thank you for all they endure. Runners will cover as much distance as possible in a 24 hour period on a loop course at Camp Dawson. Runners will check in at the Start/Finish Line at the completion of each loop where a scorer will record the distance covered. Run, jog, walk, or crawl as much as you possibly can, and know that you are doing something great for those who sacrifice so much. There will be food and drink available for all participants at an aid station at the Start/Finish Line. Runners are also welcome to run as much as they want in the continuous 24 hours, and can leave and return as they wish. Whether you cover 10 miles or 100 miles, the effort is what counts. Push yourself beyond your limits in honor of Veterans Day.
HAMMER NUTRITION will provide gels, Heed, and other goodies at the aid station.
ACCESS MIDSTREAM will donate $2,500 to the IAVA as part of the event.
If you are interested in making a donation separate from the registration fee, or sponsoring in another way, please contact Jim Lostroscio at 469-222-9740, or Jim_Lostroscio@yahoo.com
Time and Place
Time: The race will start at 10am on Saturday, November 9th. It will end at 10am on Sunday, November 10th.
Check-in will start at 8am Saturday morning and end at 9:30am. The race brief will be at 9:45am.
Location: Camp Dawson is a West Virginia Army National Guard installation. The race will be held at the Volkstone Training Area, which is on the other side of the Cheat River when compared to the main post area. Volkstone is not within the main post, so you do not need to pass through a security checkpoint. Volkstone is directly across from the Camp Dawson Armed Forces Reserve Center on River Road in Kingwood, WV. There is ample parking at the Reserve Center, and there will be parking at Volkstone as well. If you run into issues, please call Jim Lostroscio at 469-222-9740.
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Cost: $25 registration fee. All proceeds will be donated to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
Course Description: The course is inside the Volkstone Training Area. It is a flat one mile loop, mostly dirt and gravel road. The infield section of the loop is wide open and grassy and runners can set up whatever coolers, tents, canopies, etc that they want, There are no crew restrictions; runners can have as much support and bring as much of their own food as they wish.
Standard ultra food and drinks will be offered at an aid station located at the start/finish line.
About the IAVA
“Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org)
country's first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for
veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has more than 140,000
veteran members and civilian supporters nationwide. Its mission is to
improve the lives of this country's newest generation
of veterans and their families. As a non-partisan organization, IAVA
does not endorse any candidate for office.”
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