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U.S.VETS-Houston 6th Annual Patriot Fun Run/Walk & Armed Forces Day Celebration

Oskar Gonzalez-Yetzirah

Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

U.S.VETS-Houston 6th Annual Patriot Fun Run/Walk &...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Race Day Ended $35.00 $2.92
Early Registration (Before April 18th) Ended $25.00 $2.37
Registration (Before May 17th) Ended $30.00 $2.64

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To obtain more information about our event, please visit our website at: http://www.usvetsinc.org/2013/04/22/houston-5k/. 

You may also obtain more information about the event through our Facebook event page at http://www.facebook.com/events/471527619573834/

 

FREE GENERAL ADMISSION!

~ 100% (yes!) of all proceeds will go directly to benefiting HOUSTON area HOMELESS and at-risk VETERANS. 100%! ~

(5K registration fees can be found below ~ please follow the "get tickets" to be taken to EventBrite to register)

Packet Pickup will be at Sports Authority located at Post Oak2131 Post Oak Blvd,Post Oak Center, Houston, TX 77056, (713) 622-4940 from 10-6 p.m. on Friday, May 17th, 2013. 

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Come out and show your support for our troops, past and present.

8-9 a.m.:
Rolling Thunder lead runners will roll through to kick off U.S.VETS-Houston 6th Annual Patriot Fun Run/Walk at the Downtown Aquarium. Color Guard will be present as well.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.:
Immediately following, it's time for some sunshine along Buffalo Bayou where we will have our 5K awards ceremony.

Armed Forces Day Celebration scheduled immediately after across the street at Baker Common & Sesquicentennial Promenade (Between Babgy and Smith & Congress and Texas) along Buffalo Bayou until 2 p.m.

The beautiful, amazing Mary Sarah (Facebook.com/MarySarahMusic) will kick off the festivities with performing the Star Spangled Banner.

Live music begins at
~ 10:30 a.m. ~ Anthony Montalvo (facebook.com/anthonysoloacoustic).

~ 11:45 a.m. ~ The 007s (facebook.com/the007s)

~ 1:00 p.m. ~ The Glenn Bryant Band (facebook.com/glennbryantband)

We will have presentations featuring some of our many veteran success stories as well as community happenings in the veteran community. Rolling Thunder will also have their Texas Fallen Warriors Wall on display as well as some of their bikes and members.

Did I mention a PETTING ZOO and PONY RIDES?

Our award categories are as follows:

Each has male and female:
Overall; Overall Masters=40+;

1st, 2nd, 3rd of each:

65+; 60-64; 55-59; 50-54, 45-49, 40-44, 35-39, 30-34, 25-29, 20-24, 15-19, 14 and Under


5K Registration Fees:
$20 Active Military and Veterans
$30 Before May 17th, 2013
$35 After May 17th, 2013/Race Day

SpringActionPhotos.com will be taking photographs of runners and the awards ceremony and will be available for purchase through their website.

5K parking is available at the Downtown Aquarium free until 9:55 a.m. You will be charged the full rate if you exit after this time.

General parking is available by Wortham Theater Center parking management underground and above ground.

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U.S.VETS is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans. We are dedicated to the successful transition of military veterans and their families.

Mission:
These struggling veterans are our sons and daughters, our mothers and fathers, our brothers and sisters. They all served our country. We share both the pride and problems of our military servicemen and women. At U.S.VETS we believe we have an obligation to help protect and serve those who have served and protected us. This is why we are committed to helping veterans.

Company Overview:
U.S.VETS loca­tions have served more than 20,000 home­less vet­er­ans over the past 18 years, pro­vid­ing them with hous­ing, employ­ment, coun­sel­ing and sup­port ser­vices to help them build their skills and regain their inde­pen­dence. 64% have made suc­cess­ful tran­si­tions into per­ma­nent hous­ing and achieve­ment of self-sufficiency. The orga­ni­za­tion also oper­ates the highly suc­cess­ful Vet­er­ans in Progress work reen­try pro­grams at each site, which con­sis­tently aver­age 80% employ­ment and 65% suc­cess­ful tran­si­tion to long-term or per­ma­nent hous­ing. More than 1,000 vet­er­ans each year gain full-time employ­ment through these programs. Spe­cial needs pro­grams, tai­lored to indi­vid­ual needs, pro­vide ser­vices to female vet­er­ans, non-custodial fathers, the chron­i­cally men­tally ill, and Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. All these pro­grams are col­lab­o­ra­tive efforts with local area providers, VA Med­ical Cen­ters, and local gov­ern­ment agen­cies; and are funded to pro­vide long-term tran­si­tional hous­ing, res­i­den­tial employ­ment ser­vices, case man­age­ment, sub­stance abuse treat­ment, and out­reach to home­less veterans.


Basic Info: Launched 1997

Products: We provide transitional and affordable housing, employment assistance, mental health and counseling and substance abuse treatment to qualified veterans. Please visit http://www.usvetsinc.org/veteran-services/ for more information
Have questions about U.S.VETS-Houston 6th Annual Patriot Fun Run/Walk & Armed Forces Day Celebration? Contact Oskar Gonzalez-Yetzirah

When & Where


Downtown Aquarium ~ Sesquicentennial Park/Baker Common
410 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002

Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)


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