That’s why Hope For The Warriors means so much to me and my husband. It not only made it possible for me to study art, it gave me a safe place to share my experience with others going through something similar. It even helped me understand what my husband and I need to care for ourselves and each other.
—Military Caregiver Sarah Dale
We kick off our Kayak for the Warrior activities by hosting a 5K and 10K Beach Run on Saturday, May 25, 2019. These runs will be electronically timed by Run the East, a professional race timing service of North Carolina. For more race timing info please see www.runtheeast.com. The event fee for the 5K is $25 and the fee for the 10K is $30, both include a t-shirt. All runners will line up with the elite runners in front, casual runners next. All runners start at 8:00 a.m.
The race course for the 5K will begin on the beach near the Inn at Pine Knoll Shores and proceed east towards Indian Beach. Both races will remain on the beach. Run times will be posted on this site just as we do with the Kayak race with special note to the top three finishers in several age and gender groups
The age and gender groups are as follows:
- Females 15 and Under
- Females 16 – 65
- Females 66+
- Male 15 and Under
- Males 16 -65
- Males 66+
There is parking at the common beach access parking across the street from the Inn at Pine Knoll Shores, the Beacon’s Reach Management Association parking lot, and behind the Beacon’s Reach Management office in the landscape field (both off of 58). Two portable potties will be located at the Inn at Pine Knoll Shores next to common beach access.
For more information visit: http://k4tw.org/blog/?fw-event=k4tw-5k-and-10k-run
A 3.2-mile kayak and paddle board race through the Pine Knoll Shores canals and Bogue Sound begins Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 10 a.m. A $50 registration fee for a single kayak/SUP or $100 for a tandem includes a Warrior T-shirt and lunch for each paddler. The Warrior race winner will be the participant who brings in the most money with donations. Each racer is encouraged to raise at least $100 in additional donations from their sponsors.
All sponsor dollars must be submitted 24 hours before the race including the electronic cut off submitting on line.
Loaner kayaks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. In order to reserve a loaner, the participant must register online and then contact us via email at email@example.com.
After all kayak and paddle board racers return to shore, an awards ceremony and Barbecue Feast will begin at 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Garner Park. For those not racing in any events, the cost to participate in the lunch is $10 per person with a max of $15 per family. K4TW t-shirts will be available for purchase. A fantastic raffle will take place as well. Raffle tickets are available prior to the event from committee members as well as at Saturday’s race.