Punta Gorda, FL — It’s Our Turn, Inc. will host the 5th Annual Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k Race at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018. The race continues its series honoring each branch of our United States Armed Forces. This year is dedicated to the United States Air Force with a themed tech shirt and finisher’s medal. All race proceeds help local Veterans. Race registration opens on January 1, 2018!
“We were honored to be able to build a home for a veteran in 2017, but in 2018 we want to go back to helping as any many veterans as possible,” says Roy Borrego, Board Member and Co-Race Director. “This is truly all of ‘Our Turn’ to show we care and give all that we can for those that have sacrificed so much! Band with us in making this our biggest year and let’s see how many veterans we can give a hand up. Let’s make a difference in as many lives as we can this year, but we need everyone to run with us and have friends and family run with us virtually.” Anyone interested in helping the nonprofit meet the goal of raising $75,000 can sign up as a runner/walker online and select their preferred race distance 10k or 5k, local or virtual.
The virtual race component was added in 2017 to allow runners, active military, friends and family all over the world to participate. Virtual runners/walkers can complete their 10k or 5k virtual race anywhere, anytime. The virtual runners receive a race shirt and finisher’s medal in the mail, just like they would in the downtown Punta Gorda race.
Volunteers are also needed to help on race day. Spectators are welcome to see the Florida War Birds flyover, listen to live music from the Deep Creek Community Church band, cheer runners on the course, and donations are also accepted. For more information, visit www.memorialdayrace.org.
Thanks to the following sponsors for supporting the cause of helping local Veterans: The Borrego-Seegers Family Foundation, Save a Lot, Harvest Food Distributors, Farr Law Firm, Adams Group, Harborside Dental Associates, KamiPractics, Spinal Health & Rehab Integrative Medicine, Florida Hand Center, Deep Creek Community Church, Dara B. Sarah, CPA, P.A., The Andreae Group RE/MAX Harbor Realty, Jason’s Deli, Crystal, Gregg’s Automotive, and Millennium Physician Group.
About It’s Our Turn, Inc.
Founded in 2014, It’s Our Turn, Inc. is a charity recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501c3. It’s mission is to help local Veterans in need, made possible through donations and the annual Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k fundraiser.