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Veteran’s Day 5K race/walk in Western New York

September 7th, 2012 Posted in The SandGram v1.0

The WNY Chapter of AUSA  has partnered with Buffalo Paradigm Co. to help host the first ever Veteran’s Day 5K race/walk in Western New York. Go to to check out the page, get more info and register. All the proceeds raised will go towards Soldiers’ Angels ( Christmas Care Package program this year. Please help spread the word to take part in this first of what we hope will be an annual event and help bring a little joy to our war-fighters this Christmas.

I thought maybe some of you could help spread the word too. Buffalo already hosts the oldest foot race in America called the Turkey Trot. I would love to have it one day host the largest Veterans Day race every year too. We are looking to have a great civilian, military, ROTC (HS and College) and military family presence.

 We are also going to push a “run in their boots” initiative. This is a play on “walk in their shoes”. We are asking for participants to run or walk the race in either combat or civilian equivalent boots in order to show their support for our military. There will be special swag for those who do the course in boots and there will be real red poppies given to each veteran who crosses the finish line. Our own Boston Maggie has already promised to come to Buffalo to be the “red poppy lady” and hand them out.

 500 running in the first year would be great but I think we could hit 1000 if we can really get the word out.

Semper Fi,