CPT. Piazza Memorial 5k Run
Start: Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Clemson , SC 29631
Registration Closing Date
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 12:00 AM (EDT)
Run in the annual Capt. Piazza Memorial 5K Run presented by the Clemson Ranger Club! This annual run, held every fall at beautiful Clemson University, is to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project as well as to fund training for members of the Clemson Ranger Club. All participants will receive a free event t-shirt and the winners of each age group will receive prizes ranging from 50% off of a pair of shoes from Gotta Run Clemson to gift cards to Wingin' it and more!
Also every single participant will receive a coupon good for 10% off of any purchase at Gotta Run Clemson!The run is named in honor of Captain Philip B. Piazza, a veteran of the Pacific Theater in World War II. Captain Piazza served in the U.S. Army?s 5307 Provisional Unit, more widely known as Merrill?s Marauders. Captain Piazza?s awards included the Bronze Star with Valor-Device, the Combat Infantryman Badge, two Purple Hearts, and a Presidential Unit Citation. He retired in Clemson, SC, and lived there until his passing on May 29, 2011. Founded in 1956, the Clemson Rangers are a military affiliated organization dedicated to enhancing each member?s leadership abilities, fidelity, bravery, integrity, self-discipline and character. Training includes field training exercises, physical training, marksmanship, and rappelling. All interclub training is focused on familiarizing members with small unit infantry tactics, orienteering, and improving each individual?s physical abilities and ability to survive under adverse conditions. Over the past 55 years the Clemson Rangers have helped countless Patriots prepare to serve in all branches of the United States military. Graduated Clemson Rangers are currently serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division and have deployed with the 101st Airborne Division. The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "honor and empower wounded warriors" of the United States Armed Forces with a vision to "foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history". The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) works to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.