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2nd Annual BOOTS ON THE GROUND HEROES RUN 5K-10K/5K Walk/Half & 1 Mile Kids Run

Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (EDT)
Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (EDT)

About This Activity

Join us to honor and remember America’s military fallen, police officers, and firefighters. This charitable event is hosted by MOTHERS OF AMERICA’S MILITARY FALLEN ~ SPC KELLY J MIXON FOUNDATION. All net proceeds are a direct donation to Mothers of AMF Foundation. Fundraisers, such as this one, make it possible to continue supporting American Deployed Troops, Gold Star Families, and traveling memorials honoring the Fallen.

Preregister Fee - No Refunds

REGISTER BY MIDNIGHT, OCTOBER 16, 2013 EST 5K Run $27.0010K Run $30.00 5K Walk $25.00Kids Half and 1 Mile $15.00

Race Day Fee


Race Packet Pickup

EARLY CHECK IN: Race Packet Pickup Available on Friday, October 18th, from (10:30 a.m. to 6pm) at Current Running, 815 S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034 RACE DAY:Begins at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, October 19, at 2500 Atlantic Avenue NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 7:15 A.M.. THE DAY OF THE RACE

Awards Ceremony 10:00

AWARDS CEREMONY – 10:00 (water and fruit/granola bars available)10K and 5K AWARDS: Male and Female Overall, Masters (40+) and Grandmasters (50+) Three-deep group awards: 10 and under, 11-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+ No separate Walking Awards and no Multiple Awards.Kiddie Fun Run participants receive a kids dog tag medal commemorating the ’2nd Annual Boots On The Ground Heroes Run – 2013'

Race Schedule and Start Times

REGISTRATION AND CHECK-IN 06:00 (Starbucks coffee, fruits and water are available)10K run – 0800 (water station at the 1.5 mile point 3 mile point and the 5 mile point)5K run – 0800 (water station at the half way point)5K walk – 0810(water station at the half way point)Kiddie fun run – 0915 (water provided)

10K Race Schedule and Start Time

At 0745 you'll need to make your way over to the Egan’s Creek Park, one block west of Atlantic Recreation Center. 10K Race begins at 0800 Download pdf 10K Race Map:

5K Race Schedule and Start Time

5K Run - 0800 - Begins at Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Runners will enter Fort Clinch main entrance and run 1.5 miles to the turnaround point and back to Atlantic Recreation Center.

5K Walk Schedule and Start Time

5K Walk - 0810 - Begins at Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Walkers will enter Fort Clinch main entrance and walk 1.5 miles to the turnaround point and back to Atlantic Recreation Center.

This year, BOOTS ON THE GROUND – AMERICA REMEMBERS will debut along Atlantic Avenue. This is the first stop for the 1.5 Mile Traveling Memorial Of Over 7,000 Combat, Bunker, and Law Enforcement Boots With Pictures and Flags Honoring 9-11 Firefighters, Law Enforcement, and Post 9-11 Military Fallen Warriors.We have a full day of activities planned!!! Everything from a Parade of 300 motorcycles to Decorating Christmas Trees for Troops, Geocaching, Weapon's and Military Vehicle Displays! The list goes on and on........TIMELINE OF EVENTS 2ND ANNUAL BOTG HEROES RUN 5K/10K – Walk 5K – KIDS FUN RUNSATURDAY - OCTOBER 19, 2013 - ATLANTIC RECREATION CENTER AND FT. CLINCH STATE PARKWWW.MOTHERSOFAMF.COM - QUESTIONS CONTACT: JULIE MIXON BARGERON (904) 468-0733 8:00 a.m. 2nd Annual Boots On The Ground HEROES RUN 5K/10K begins. 9:00 a.m. Activity Tents in the Atlantic Rec Center parking lot open. Raffle ticket sales and Silent Auction opens. Remembrance Recon and Kelly’s Quest begins handing out lists and pencils to participants. Prizes awarded for first three finishers of Remembrance Recon. (10:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony for 5k/10k runners)...(10:30 a.m. “Escort 2 Honor” Motorcycles depart staging area for parade down Atlantic Avenue)... (10:45 a.m. Parade of 300 Motorcycles and Military Vehicles each decorated with American/Patriotic flags arrive on Atlantic Avenue.)...We will be asking citizens to line the street and bring flags to join in honoring America’s Fallen Heroes.(11:30 a.m. All Tent Activities Stop in honor of Opening Ceremony for debut of “Boots On The Ground ~ America Remembers”. Guest speaker for fifteen minutes. Roll call of each Hero with family members present. Families will be called to stage as their Hero’s name is read and given a BOTG certificate of appreciation for their loved ones service and sacrifice.)... (12:00 noon Activity Tents Resume.) • Food and Drinks are available in our concession area.• Judging begins shortly for the “Best Patriotic Motorcycle” and “Most Patriotic Male and Female Rider”. • Please stop by the Raffle and Silent Auction Table. Items include Electric and Acoustic Guitar…Custom Painted with an awesome Patriotic Theme! Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00 and can be purchased from the Raffle and Silent Auction Tent at the Atlantic Recreation Center. Hourly Raffle Drawings. Final Raffles Drawings at 4:00 p.m.. • Lists of questions are available at the REMEMBRANCE RECON TENT for those interested in participating. This activity is a list of 15 items with answers found along the boot route. Prizes awarded to the first three finishers. • For Geocachers, we have specially hidden items with Travel Bugs in honor of America’s Fallen Heroes. Coordinates, hints and directions are available at the “KELLY’S QUEST” Tent.12:15 p.m. Band begins setting up12:30 p.m. Judging begins for “BEST PATRIOTIC MOTORCYCLE” and “MOST PATRIOTIC MALE AND FEMALE RIDER”. Winners announced on stage. 1:00 – 5:00 Live Music4:00 p.m. Raffle Drawing and Highest Bidding Winners of Silent Auction announced5:00 p.m. Event ends and cleanup begins!ACTIVITIES• “ESCORT 2 REMEMBER” Parade of 300 motorcycles and military vehicles with Patriotic Flags assembles to their bikes on Atlantic Ave. beginning at • "TREES FOR TROOPS" - Decorate 2 foot Christmas Trees and cards for shipment to deployed troops in Afghanistan in time for the holidays. • "COLORING FOR THE TROOPS" - Children’s area for coloring patriotic, holiday pictures.• "POSTCARDS FOR FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN" - Remember the name of a Hero as you walk among the boots and come fill out a postcard for their family at the tent. We'll take care of postage and address.• Contest for “BEST PATRIOTIC MOTORCYCLE” AND “MOST PATRIOTIC MALE AND FEMALE RIDER” • Come see the WEAPONS DISPLAY, get behind a machine gun and have your picture taken. Free camouflage face painting for kids. • “REMEMBRANCE RECON” – A list of 15 questions with answers found all along the boot route on Atlantic Avenue or within the tent areas at Atlantic Recreation Center. This is a great family or individual event! Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. • “KELLY'S QUEST” - Geocaching sites and items with Travel Bugs are located in the Atlantic Avenue area. Coordinates and clues will be posted on website the evening of October 18th. Geocaching is a treasure hunting game using a GPS to hide and seek containers or items with other participants in the activity.


Please see below. Fees include dri-fit event t-shirts, commemorative dog tag, and chip timing for runners.

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