Selected Community Events
Jingle Bell 5K to support Lower Currituck Food Bank
Jingle Bell 5K to support Lower Currituck Food Bank.
WestSide Athletic Club in Powell's Point will host a Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk and children's half mile run/walk, supporting the Northeast NC Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and the Lower Currituck Food Bank, Saturday, Dec. 14, with the 5K starting at 10 a.m. Runners and walkers of all abilities are invited and can register at www.fsseries.com immediately. They are also asked to bring a non-perishable item for the food bank.
Run for the Fallen/Give2thetroops
May 23, 2009 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ayden Grifton High School Track
The North Carolina Branch of Give2thetroops is sponsoring a Memorial Run for the Fallen on Saturday, May 23, 2009 to honor the 124 troops from North Carolina who have been killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan since March 2003. Runners and walkers are invited to run/walk one or more miles to honor our fallen heroes. The run will be held at the Ayden-Grifton High School track, Highway 11 south, Ayden NC, starting at 8 AM. Volunteers and sponsors can get a
T-shirt for a minimum donation of $10. Please make your check payable to Give2thetroops and mail to Give2thetroops at 3109 Landmark St., Greenville, NC 27834. Please note in the memo section the size/sizes and quantity/quantities. T-shirts may also be purchased to donate in care packages being sent to deployed troops. Items for care packages can be donated at the Run.
Last year on June14, 2008 a group of dedicated runners started at Ft. Irwin CA and ran to Arlington National Cemetery where they will end their run on August 24 2008. You can find out more about this organization at www.runforthefallen.com. They ran a mile for every service member that has been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since March 2003. They placed flags with each service members name and home town at each mile. North Carolina’s 2008 Memorial Run started at Fayetteville and ended at Greenville, with flags to honor each fallen hero placed at every mile along the route.
Give2thetroops, Inc. is a national, non-profit organization that sends care packages to service members in combat zones around the world. You can learn more about the organization at www.give2thetroops.
For more information and to register, please contact the race coordinator, Kathy Moore, at 252-746-3435 after 5:00 pm or at 252-639-2134, during the day, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kathy is a Gold Star mother, whose son, Cpl Ryan Russell, was killed March 5, 2007 in Iraq.