People who live in the Siouxland area looking for a way to get an early start on their New Year’s resolution to be more active will also have a unique opportunity to connect with and honor those who are serving our country overseas in a unique way on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
PT with the TROOPS is a co-located 5K Fun Run/Walk event that includes local event registrants running or walking “with” service members who are participating from multiple deployment duty stations via live video feeds.
The running track and walking route for the 5K will both be located indoors at WITCC's Robert E. Dunker Student Center.
6:00 PM- Registration/Sign-In
7:00 PM- Kick-off with Color Guard and National Anthem
7:15 PM- Military-led group warm-up (simultaneous- including all participating overseas locations)
7:30 PM- 5K Fun Run/Walk
8:30 PM- Closing Speakers
7:30 - 10:00- Social with Live music during 5K and after Closing Speakers
There will also be a Job Fair and Operation Engage America Resource Fair going on during the event (no need to register for 5K to attend these...but, you're welcome to register and do both!).
Everyone who came to our first PT with the TROOPS event back in January were so inspired they told us, "You absolutely have to do this again! It was truly different than any other fun run or walk they’d participated in before.
Some of the deployed service members who participated overseas said it was a huge morale builder and a high-point of the entire deployment.
So, we can’t tell you how excited we are to do this again! Last year, we only had one overseas location to coordinate with and this year we’re expecting several so multiple live video feeds are going to be a challenge but our outstanding partners at WITCC are excited to help us overcome it. We’re also planning to have a live band playing at the indoor track during and after the 5K so it should be a great opportunity for folks to connect, socialize and honor these great Americans who are serving our country overseas.
What if I don't want to Run or Walk in a 5K?
PT with the TROOPS is more than just a 5K. All are welcome come join us in honoring our deployed service members is welcome. There is no charge for attending and no need to register if you're not planning to run or walk in the 5K. Free-will donations will be accepted at the door. Come an enjoy the live music and community at this inspiring patriotic event!
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Sure. Why not?