Note: I am invited to race with the team at Race to Remember in trade for some social media love. This will not change the fact that I do love this race.
Memorial Day brings a lot of family based traditions but at the root of Memorial Day is our chance to honor the sacrifice of our nations Military.
Race to Remember offers a chance for runners to come together to run to honor our nations heroes this Memorial Day by running and walking either on-site or virtually in a half-marathon, 10K, 5K or kids race.
The funds from this race go to Race to Remember, which was founded with the ultimate goal to raise funds to provide scholarships to local military families. They also go to PureKraze which is a local non-profit with the mission to provide homes to veteran families who are facing homelessness.
I have participated in this race for a couple years now, and I love the small community feel of this race. It really does end up being a group of friends that have come together to make a difference for a common cause. The race is well organized and supported by a group of dedicated volunteers.
The race follows the Vancouver Waterfront out to Beaches Restaurant. The 5K turns around right on at the foot of Columbia Way and comes back to the start line at the Vancouver Remembrance Wall. The 10K continues down Columbia Way before turning back. And the half marathon is a scenic loop of Vancouver. I have always been a fan of the Vancouver Waterfront Courses, they are basically flat, very scenic and enjoyable.
And remember. If you can not make it to the race, you can join them virtually.
I have met and heard many stories while doing my volunteer work with Honor Flight and The USO of our nations heroes and their sacrifices so this is something that hits close to home. Also I have seen first hand the efforts of Race to Remember to honor our nations heroes. It is something I am proud to be involved with and I am proud to represent the team and race on Memorial Day.
Race Details: Race to Remember: Memorial Day Half Marathon