The 13th Annual Jacksonville Run For The Warriors takes us back to the roots of our organization and this year it will take place on May 19th. Each year we are fortunate enough to see the run grow larger in community support and participation. We also fortunate that this race is a reunion for those who have been with us over the years.
Ainsley’s Angels Eastern North Carolina Ambassadorship, an organization whose goal is to educate, advocate and celebrate the special needs community, will be joining us for their 5th year. This year the team will have seven rider athletes pushed by one or two Ainsley’s Angel team members. Overall, 50% of their chapter is made up of military families.
Ainsley’s Angel team members, Tim and Brittany, share why they participate in the Jacksonville run, year after year.
“This race is special to my family as both my wife and I are Marine Corps Veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. We have seen the problems that some families face when they don’t have a support system post-deployment, injuries, and unfortunately loss. Hope For The Warriors looks to ease that stress through positive connections and camaraderie at these types of events that we are participating at here in Jacksonville.” – Tim Davis
“There are many reasons that this race is very special for my family. My husband, Matt, is a Marine Corps Veteran, who has deployed multiple times within his ten and a half years of being on active duty before getting medically retired in 2015. We’ve witnessed the importance of Hope For The Warriors, the help, comfort and so much more that they offer by hosting events like this, that are therapeutic for many, including my husband. This race was also the VERY FIRST race Matt and our daughter, Mackenzie, did together back in 2013, as an Angel Team with Ainsley’s Angels in Eastern Carolina.” – Britni Herson
With a shared interest in uniting the community through sports and recreation and encouraging the goals and celebrating the success of adaptive athletes, we are honored to have Ainsley’s Angels with us at the run this year again!
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Don’t worry! You can still join us on May 19th! Register now for the upcoming 13th Annual Jacksonville Run For The Warriors Race! We can’t wait to see you there! Click here to regiser.