To the American Legion Post 29 Family – The LIVE PORTION of the Veterans Memorial 5k – Cancelled!
This message is an update on the status the 6th Annual Veterans Memorial 5k that was scheduled for Sat., Nov. 14th, 2020. Yesterday October 14th we received notification from the City of Marietta that they are cancelling all outside events which require a permit from the city due to concerns over the corona virus. Thus, the live portion of this years Veterans Memorial 5k has been cancelled. Needless to say, cancellation of this part of the event is very disappointing to the legion, the race committee , our sponsors, participants and the charities we support.
The race committee met last night 10/14 to discuss how we move forward with the Veterans Memorial 5k, and it was decided that we are going forward with a virtual 5k called –“ No Sweat , NO Run – Run At Your Own Place”! The social media committee is working out details for marketing and how each of you can participate. Details coming soon!
The Veterans Memorial 5k needs the support of the legion family more than ever! I encourage each of you to become a virtual or phantom runner. You can fill out a registration form at the social quarters for $25.00 – you will still get a race shirt and goodie bag! On Nov. 14 – race day or any day prior, send us a video of you “running or not running” for the video that we are making about this event. It should be fun. Everyone will get a chance to win prizes! This video will feature the runners, sponsors, volunteers , legion members and our charities!
Why do all of this ? The pressing financial needs of the charities supported by the American Legion Post 29 still exist, and we are committed to supporting these charities. This race supports the GA National Guard Family Support Foundation, the Shepherds Men Share Military Initiative, and Service Office of Post 29. The legion has awarded over $325,000 in the past 5k years to our veterans’ charities, and we plan on making donations to these charities again this year.
Let’s all of us get behind the 6th Annual Veterans Memorial 5k by supporting the event and getting involved to make this event successful again this year! Consider becoming a virtual or phantom runner or making a donation to Veterans Memorial 5k. With your help we can make a difference in the work of our veterans charities. Please do not hesitate to give me a call if you have questions or want to become involved.
Chairman – Veterans Memorial 5k
American Legion Post 29
921 Gresham Ave. NE
Marietta, Ga. 30060
770 331 5580