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