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APK Ruck March- a CFNH Event

in Endurance Events by Coach Whitney

It's not too late to sign up for the APK Charities 5k race, Ruck March, or kids Fun Run on November 5th (THIS Saturday).  You can register now for $25 or $30 on race day. 

WE HAVE SEVERAL TEAMS WHO STILL HAVE A SPOT OR TWO! Please email or text Whitney or Poz for the team names.  Some teams are competitive and others are non-competitive so we can accomodate all efforts. 

On Race Day we will have a CFNH Meeting Spot. Please check the facebook page for the location and a photo of the area for us to meet up.  Teams should coordinate amongst themselves for a meeting point at packet pick-up, coordinating outfits, etc...

Let me make clear that our expectation is that we have a larger showing at this CFNH supported event than in class that day.  Each year we hold a charity fundraiser and THIS is that event.  Please prioritize this event!

As many of you will recall, CFNH has hosted Bob Keiser and the APK Charity Board at several of our events, including Memorial Day and July 4th.  We will also be dedicating our Veteran’s Day wod to Captain Andrew Pedersen Keel, a resident of Madison, CT, who was killed in action in 2013 in Afghanistan.  Captain Pedersen-Keel embodied so much of what we hold ourselves and each other to at CFNH and we hope you will find the time and the love to support this event in his honor.

EVENT DETAILS:
This is the 3rd Annual APK 5K Run/Ruck/Walk and kids fun run in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel. All proceeds of this year’s race will benefit CT Trees of Honor Memorial in Middletown, the Fisher House-West Haven, The Special Forces Charitable Trust and Honor & Remember, Inc.  You can sign up for the 5k race, Ruck March, Walk, or the Kid's Run. Please make a note somewhere that you are with CFNH.

The race will start and finish at Guilford Fairground and follows a certified, picturesque route. Access to the fairground is free and there will be plenty of opportunities for spectators to watch participants. Besides a 5K Run, there is also a 5K Ruck/Walk and a Kids Fun Run.  We have 3 Ruck March teams signed up- each member carries a pack of canned goods or nonperishable food items for the entire 5k.  The team with first and last member across the finish line fastest wins.  It would be an honor to take home the winner’s trophy to CFNH for this year.

Please bring a backpack with non-perishable food items with the following recommendations: for participants 150 lbs. and under – 10 lbs.; for participants over 150 lbs. – 20 lbs. The food will be donated to the St. George Food Pantry after the challenge. PLEASE! NO GLASS CONTAINERS. http://www.apkcharities.org/ruck-march/

FOOD REQUESTS: 
• Coffee/Tea
• Canned Soup
• Rice
• Peanut Butter and Jelly – in plastic containers
• Baked Beans
• Canned Vegetables
• Granola Bars
• Pasta
• Juice – in plastic containers
• Cereal

RACE DAY SCHEDULE:

• 07:00 am Registration Opens
• 08:30 am Kids Fun Run
• 09:00 am 5K Run - 5K Ruck/Walk start

SIGN-UP:
You can sign up here: http://register.aratrace.com/search/event.aspx?id=37792

***Note: If you wish to sign up a team of 5, please enter the team name when prompted at sign up. It should include CFNH somewhere in the name.  For example, my team is called “CFNH-TeamWHIT”.  Right now there are a few open spots on Trish O’Neill’s team, and there are several others who wish to create a team. Please speak with or email me or Coach Poz if you want to be on a team, but aren’t sure how to proceed.  You can bring friends and family who are not CFNH members.

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