On Flag Day, Saturday, June 14, you can help military veterans and their families by running a 5K race in Ramsey.
The third annual Minnesota State Flag Day 5K race, organized by the Minnesota Daughters of the American Revolution and benefitting the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Fisher House, starts 8 a.m. June 14 at the Northwest Metro VA Clinic, 7545 Veterans Drive, in Ramsey. Registration is $25 in advance or $30 the day of the race. Visit www.midwestevents.com or www.active.com to register in advance. Participants get a T-shirt. Awards will be given to overall winners in each age category.
The 5K is run on a United States Track and Field certified flat and fast scenic course. Water stations along the route will be posted by members of the U.S. Navy Sea Cadets Poseidon division.
“It’s a fun, family-friendly event that draws casual walkers to serious runners and everyone in between,” says Lori Clausen, race coordinator. “Everyone has a great time and since it’s just a few hours out of a Saturday morning, it’s an easy way to support a fantastic cause.”
Find out more information about the race at the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MNDARFlagDay5K.
The Fisher House Foundation includes a network of homes where families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are location nationwide near major military and VA medical centers. Since inception, the program has saved families an estimated $200 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and travel. Find out more at www.fisherhouse.org.
The Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington D.C., is a non-profit and non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. Nationwide, members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award thousands of dollars in scholarship and financial aid, and support schools for underserved children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. Read more at www.dar.org.