A Dose of Freedom: Run4Troops Celebrates 10 Years of Supporting Local Military — Past, Present, and Future

Runde Auto Group is proud to once again be a major sponsor of Run4Troops!

This point-to-point, chip-timed Boston qualifying race runs from Dyersville to Dubuque on the scenic Heritage Trail. Proceeds from Run4Troops, set for June 23, 2018, directly support tri-state military, past, present, and future.

Run4Troops 10 yrsThis year is the 10th anniversary of the event!

“This year is number 10, so there is a lot to celebrate,” said race director Connie Hodge. “Our mission is stronger than ever – We support our local military – past, present, & future.”

Over the years, they have raised over $125,000 to help military families. More than 5,000 runners have participated in the event from 44 states and nine countries!

Proceeds are donated to organizations including the Veteran’s Freedom Center, University of Dubuque ROTC, National Guard, University of Dubuque Veterans Center, American Red Cross Readiness Unit, and more.

New this year is a beer garden at the finish for participants and spectators 21 years and older.

“We will also have an after party and band, Zac Matthews from Wisconsin, at the Q Casino from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday night,” Connie said.

You can participate as an individual marathoner or as a relay team. Relay teams can be 2 to 12 members in male, female, and co-ed categories.

There are six legs to the race: 6.6 miles, 4.4 miles, 3.6 miles, 4.5 miles, 3.4 miles, and 3.7 miles. Here is the course map. The course’s crushed limestone surface is easy on the knees, and its gently sloping course with plenty of shade and gorgeous views is sure to give you a PR! It is run rain or shine.

runner-with-flagReady to register? The cost for an individual marathoner is $65 before May 1/then $75 to June 1/then $85 until Race
Day/$100 on Race Day. For a relay team, the cost is $35/team member before May 1/$40 until Race Day/$45 on Race Day.

The race cap is 100 Relay Teams, so register early! They are on pace to fill up relay teams this month!

Not interested in running, but want to help out? There are opportunities for volunteers to help with:

  • Handing out food and water to participants at transition areas
  • Staffing crossroads to keep runners safe
  • Collecting timer chips and handing out medals at the finish line
    Sign up to volunteer here.

For more information, visit http://www.run4troops.com/.

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