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Operation Once in a Lifetime Fort Hood is proud to host the 1st annual monster 5k, which will bring together an estimated 600 runners, walkers and attendees from the central Texas area. The race will be held on Saturday October 26th 2013, at Wilson Park in Temple Texas. All race proceeds will benefit Operation Once in a Lifetime Fort Hood’s “Feeding our Heroes” program.
Operation feeding our Hero’s is our program to help ensure all Soldiers/Veterans have enough food in their homes to feed their families. OOIAL in conjunction with Capital Area Food Bank, Austin will help raise money and provide food to assist these hero’s and their immediate family members and help feed America’s Hero’s. Soldiers are willing to give their lives in battle for our country, so we should help them fight this battle on the home front. Feeding Soldiers and their families is a major part of our assistance, food being one of life’s necessities and is a basic need that this program helps us provide. With the help of Capital Area Food Bank, OOIAL’s program will raise money to assist these Soldiers, so they do not feel the extra stress of one of our primary life needs. No Soldier should feel the stress of hungry children or family. We want them to focus on their jobs and their mission at hand for our country. They can’t do that if they are focused on an empty stomach. OOIAL’s mission is to make this area of their lives as stress free as we can, and to support these hero’s and their families.
- Service Members of any branch on active duty, reserves or national guard serving honorably
- Veterans with an honorable discharge
- Immediate family members of active duty, reserves or national guard
All OOIAL programs are limited only to funds available that are received in or by donation.
AWARDS: The top male & female finishers overall will receive prizes. The top registered team will receive a prize as well.
Post-Race Family Friendly Party: There will be a family- friendly party after the race. (more details to come at a later date)
Costumes: Costumes are encouraged to be worn for the “Monster 5K”. Please keep in mind this is a family-friendly event. Provocative and revealing or inappropriate costumes are highly discouraged.
Get Involved: “Like” us on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/OOIALFortHood or http://www.facebook.com/SgtLeevonRitterSupportYourTroopsResaleCenter, volunteer, create a team, raise funds or start training.
Event schedule and times
5K race/walk will begin at 10 am.
Children's 1K walk will begin at 11 am.
The race after party will begin around 12:30 or when all runners/walkers have crossed the finish line.