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Run As One – Fairbanks, AK
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fairbanks has a unique opportunity for Run As One! We are going to conduct an awesome ruck march through downtown Fairbanks. Starting and finishing point will be the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community & Technical College, located at 604 Barnette Street. The scenic route will meander along the beautiful Chena River and include checkpoints at the Morris Thompson Cultural Center, Fairbanks Veterans Center, and the final checkpoint will be the Veterans Memorial Park. Saturday will start with the Run As One Run/Walk at 1000. It is a total round trip of 2.6 miles.
Run As One is a unique engagement opportunity where members of Team Red, White & Blue, Team Rubicon, and The Mission Continues, along with members of their community and veteran supporters come together for a day of solidarity to showcase how exercise, community, and inclusivity combine to combat mental health challenges. Run As One began in 2012, and continues to showcase the power of unity and physical fitness with remembrance of Clay Hunt, an original member of Team Rubicon, who took his own life after battling PTSD and depression. When Clay passed, we realized we needed to forge a stronger community – both with veterans and civilians. Run As One establishes and renews bonds with our brothers and sisters through physical activity. We know that when we come together and take on a new challenge, we build stronger bonds. Together, with our partner organizations and communities, we will demonstrate the power of relationships and physical activity in facing mental health challenges. So run! Run fast. Run slow. Run as a team. Use today to connect with all of your veteran brothers and sisters while establishing meaningful connections within the community. Appreciate and live the greater meaning of today. We know shared purpose and hard work towards a common goal builds healthier veterans and stronger communities, so run together, Run As One!