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CWC Jaycees Run For Our Troops 9.11.15
September 11, 2015, 6:30pm - September 11, 2015, 8:00pm
Wyman M. "Mac" Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheatre
Run For Our Troops is an annual 5K event hosted by the Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees at the W.M. Rish Riverwalk Park & Amphitheater.
Proceeds from the event support military veterans and first responders that are coping with physical and emotional injuries resulting from their heroic service to our nation.
Registration is open for the 2015 Run For Our Troops! register.runforourtroops.com/
StrictlyRunning.com is the timing company for the Run For Our Troops 5K. You may register there until 1:00pm on 9/11/15.
We will be accepting on-site registration at the amphitheater parking lot beginning at 4:15pm on race day. We accept debit and credit cards in addition to cash and checks.
The race will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Our opening ceremony will begin at approximately 6:00.
You may print off our Mail-in Form [http:mail.runforourtroops.com] and send it to the following address:
Attn: Run For Our Troops
1153 Walter Price Street
Cayce, SC 29033
*The deadline for mail-in submissions is Sept. 10th, so you must make sure it is received by then so the form can be processed and your name appears in the runner database.
The 5K begins at 6:30pm. The course starts on Alexander Road near the parking entrance to the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. It proceeds into Cayce along Alexander and Axtel Drive, crossing Knox Abbott Drive, continuing onto Jessamine Rd, followed by Lorick St, then Lyles Rd, and finally entering the 3 Rivers Greenway, where the course follows the Riverwalk all the way back up the Congaree River, finishing at the bottom of the Amphitheater. This course is USA Track & Field-Certified (#SC12045DW), 2012.
While our furry little friends are welcome (on leashes) along the Riverwalk, we must advise against strollers for safety reasons. There are potentially dangerous switchbacks at the entrance to the Riverwalk, and there are several large curves throughout of the pathway along the river.
Course Map: course.runforourtroops.com/
Packet Pick-up Info:
Packet pick-up will be available at Strictly Running at 2515 Devine Street in Columbia on Wednesday Sept. 9th from 11am-6pm, Thursday Sept. 10th from 11am-6pm, and Friday Sept. 11th from 11am-1pm. Registrants may obtain their packets at the amphitheater beginning at 4:15pm on race day. Race shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after August 28th.
The Amphitheater parking lot will be closed to the public at 12pm. The City of West Columbia maintains unpaved lots across Alexander Road along Meeting Street that can be used by event participants. Please exercise caution when crossing the street.
Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the Top 3 Overall Male & Female finishers; Medals will be awarded to the Top 3 Divisional Males & Females for age groups: Under-15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65-and-over.
Partnership opportunities will be available soon! Please check back or e-mail email@example.com to get more information about sponsoring the event.
Thanks to our 2014 Sponsors!
The Trophy and Gift Shop
Hood Construction Co.
Jumper Carter Sease Architects
Country Clear Bottled
Meetings With Style
Ayer & Price Fruit Co. Inc.
Fitness with Melissa
South Carolina State Museum
Palmetto State Armory
The Backpacker Quality Gear, Inc
92.1 The Palm
94.3 The Dude
Craft And Draft
Conquest Brewing Co., Inc.
River Rat Brewery
Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company
The Beneficiaries of the Run For Our Troops:
Hidden Wounds is a non-profit organization headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina whose mission is to help heroes battle the invisible war at home. Our mission is to provide peace of mind and comfort for military personnel suffering combat stress injuries such as PTSD, TBI and other psychological postwar challenges. We provide interim and emergency psychological treatment for veterans and military personnel suffering from PTSD, TBI, and other psychological injuries.
We provide immediate and emergency psychological treatment for veterans and military personnel suffering from combat stress injuries such until such time as the Veteran’s Administration or the Veteran’s Affairs agencies are prepared to deliver long-term services to our clients through government programs. Hidden Wounds also seeks to save lives through fundraising efforts that allow Hidden Wounds to provide counseling and act as a liaison between counselors, veterans, and families, and to provide publicity to dispel fear, lower the stigma, and grant the will to overcome emotional and psychological challenges to our military heroes.
TEAM RED WHITE AND BLUE
Chapter and Community Program: Team RWB’s chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for Veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. And it is so much more than running. They host regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and participate in local races and events together.
Veterans can also develop their leadership skills by serving as a volunteer leader in their local chapter. These programs are at the core of Team RWB’s mission. Be sure to ask about them at your first meeting.
Veteran Ambassador Program: The Veteran Ambassador Program is a movement Team RWB is building, that encourages Veterans to stay active and inspire others to do the same. The program welcomes new Veterans to the team and ensures that they have the information and resources to stay connected with their local chapter, as well as the regional and national community.
Veteran Athletic Camps: Team RWB’s Veteran Athletic Camps are tremendous opportunities for Veterans to learn a new sport/activity that they can take home to their local chapter in a leadership capacity or as a highly active community member. They are led and coached by world-class athletes and renowned experts and are built to inspire Veterans to commit to their own health and fitness. Participants learn skill development on all fronts including athletic performance, team-building, leadership training and more. To attend the camps Veterans are nominated/recruited by their local leadership team.
Leadership Development Program: Team RWB’s Leadership Development Program will be an area of aggressive growth over the next few years. Their model is predicated on strong leadership. As such, they are making a commitment to not only harvest, but to grow strong leaders. Team RWB has built a multi-tiered program that allows both broad access to the program and a robust experience for a select number of Veterans.
This important investment consists of: high-quality education/training, mentorship, internal and external leadership experiences, and some great tools.
To provide the opportunity for young adults to develop personal and leadership skills through local community involvement and organizational involvement while expanding the Junior Chamber movement.
About the CWC Jaycees:
The Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees is a non-profit organization that has offered leadership training through community service in the Cayce and West Columbia areas for over 50 years. The Jaycees give adults between the ages of 18 and 40 the tools they need to build the bridges of success in the areas of business networking, management skills, social skills, community service, and international connections. With the focus on volunteerism, the Jaycees are enlarging areas of opportunity for adults who want to not only improve themselves, but enrich the lives of others. Since 1958, our chapter has donated its time and money to such charities as Relay For Life, SisterCare, Families Helping Families, Children’s Chance, ALS Association, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Jaycee Camp Hope—a camp specifically designed for mentally challenged children and adults, sponsored by the South Carolina Jaycees.
CWC Projects & Programs:
SC Jaycee Camp Hope ● Hall of Horrors ● Run For Our Troops 5K ● Golf For Hope ● Congaree Quest Scavenger Hunt ● Jenni-Lynn Bingo ● Adopt-a-Highway ● High School Scholarships ● Children’s Easter Egg Hunt ● West Metro Holiday Parade of Lights ● Relay For Life ● World Vision ● Support Our Troops ● Wounded Warrior Project ● Nothing But Nets ● Blood: Water Mission ● Leadership Training ● Speak-Ups Write-Ups ● Trivia Night ● Ethnic Food Night
Make Friends. Make Connections. Make A Difference.
Come help us keep our highway beautiful! The CWC Jaycees will be cleaning up a 1.6-mile stretch of Hwy #1 in West Columbia on Sunday, August 30th.
We will meet at 4:30pm in the Carolina Pottery parking lot next to Popeye's Chicken on Augusta Rd (near our AAH sign). Invite your friends to help us create positive change in our community! :)
It's time once again for another Bingo night with our favorite community members! The CWC Jaycees visit the senior citizens of Jenni-Lynn each month to call out bingo numbers and help the players with their game cards. We award quarters to the winners and spend quality time with the residents.
So come and join us as we put smiles on the faces of our favorite bingo enthusiasts!
Sign up for this and future months at bingo.cwcjaycees.org
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