Disclaimer: I am invited to race for free in trade for a little assistance in promoting the races. Any opinions listed in here are that of my own as always.
We Race to Remember.
We Race to Honor.
We race to give back to those who have given so much to us.
I have been honored to be a part of the crew at Race to Remember for a couple years now. This organization led and founded by a friend; Claudia Cardenas works to honor local area Veterans through multiple outreach projects.
In her own words.
“Race to Remember” is the name of our nonprofit, formed in Vancouver Washington 2009 after our founder Claudia Cardenas lost her fiancé Jason Vinyard a 20yr Army Veteran serving at Ft. Vancouver at the time of his passing. “Race to Remember” mission is to support and honor our past and present military heroes. We host several events throughout the year including three races. During every event we host or participate in we remember and honor those who fought for our freedom. Outside of racing we organize military care packages; and engage with the community by coordinating such projects as “Soldier in the Classroom”, “Thank You Cards” and “Books for Soldiers”. Our immediate goal is to form partnerships with local business and other veteran organizations to help us best serve veterans in our communities. Our long term goal is to establish a college scholarship for the Fallen Heroes children and spouses.
The season for Race to Remember starts on May 19th, 2018 as Race to Remember will be hosting a race to kick off the Hazel Dell Armed Forces Day Parade. “The Hazel Dell Parade” always takes place on the 3rd Saturday of May which is Armed Forces Day. The Hazel Dell Parade started in 1964 and is presented by the Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association. In 2017 the lineup featured more than 120 local business & organizations, including 28 middle and high school bands
This 2.2 mile race will kick the parade off, starting from NE 88th in Vancouver near Target, this race will follow the route of the parade. Runners and walkers are invited to participate.
Proceeds from this race will not only go to Race to Remember, but also Lift for the 22 which provides free gym memberships to our veterans to allow them an athletic outlet to heal and connect back into their community.
Race Details: Armed Forces Day Parade