Sat November 13, 2021 Franklin, TN 37064 US Directions
BRING YOUR FLAGS, DOGS & FRIENDS!
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WALK OR RUN

Individual 5K (open)

$35 9:00AM CST Registration ends November 10, 2021 at 11:59pm CST
MUST WEAR BOOTS -- PACKS OPTIONAL

Boot Run

$35 9:00AM CST Registration ends November 10, 2021 at 11:59pm CST
NONCOMPETITIVE -- PACKS MUST BE WORN

GORUCK

$35 9:00AM CST Registration ends November 10, 2021 at 11:59pm CST
Description

 

2021 WE'RE BACK AND IN-PERSON...!!!

 

Boots For Troops 5K, BOOT RUN & GORUCK -- November 13, 2021 

& Veterans Day Weekend Celebration 

Grab your family, friends, co­workers, Church/Sports Club, and lace-up for our Military & Veterans! The BOOTS FOR TROOPS: 5K RUCK | WALK | RUN is the perfect opportunity to show your patriotism, as well as your love and support for those who have or continue to serve in our Armed Forces.  So… dig out and lace up a pair of combat boots, work boots, or running shoes and support our warriors in uniform!

Produced by and benefiting Memories of Honor. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, your race entry fee goes directly to help fund our mission and programs. 

 

BOOT FOR TROOPS IS AN OFFICIAL GORUCK PARTNERED EVENT -- GORUCK PATCHES WILL BE GIVEN OUT TO ALL GORUCK REGISTRANTS. 

 
Middle Tennessee's Only Charity, Military-Style, Off-Road 5K & Ruck Competition & Veterans Celebration 
  • Family Friendly
  • Military nonprofit village & displays
  • Vendors
  • Lawn games 
  • Leashed dogs are welcomed

 

  • WHEN: 11/13/2021 @ 9:00 AM 
  • WHERE: The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, Franklin TN 
  • WHY: Bring together veterans, first responders, civilians, and families of our fallen service members. This event gives us a way to say "Thank you" with our feet and allows everyone to put some miles in our military's boots literally. 
  • WHO: Everyone is welcome! Bring your family, Fido, and your cheering section. We will have a cheering station set up where your family and friends can make signs, grab a cowbell and a small American flag. 

 

WHAT YOU GET 

  • Event t-shirt*
  • Unique Finisher Award
  • Fallen Hero Memorial Bib containing the name of a fallen service member.
  • The opportunity to write a note of love & gratitude to the fallen hero's family and place it on our Wall of Gratitude. We will send these to the families at a later date.
  • Anyone wishing to donate their medal back to the family of their fallen hero may do so. However, this is NOT mandatory. Scroll down the page to see photos of the Fallen Hero Memorial Bibs and The Wall of Gratitude. 

 

WHY  PARTICIPATE? 

  • The mission of this event is to HONOR our nation's fallen heroes. HEAL the unseen wounds of war for both our surviving families and veterans. CONNECT surviving family members, veterans with the civilian community.  
  • Due to the generosity of our presenting sponsor, The Grove, and our other partners/sponsors, 100% of your registration fee is a direct donation to Memories of Honor.
  • You can walk away knowing that you made a direct, lifelong, and meaningful impact on the lives of the families we serve. 

 

EARLY PACKET PICKUP

  • TBA
  • We will not have a virtual option this year. Packets must be picked up in person. We will not mail packets to those unable to attend. 

 

EVENT DAY Schedule 

  • TBA

Dogs and strollers are welcome: Please note that this is a cross-country course and has a 1/4 mile section of off-road trail that is NOT suitable for wheeled transportation of any kind (there is a course cut for strollers).  Dogs MUST remain leashed, and owners must pick them up after bathroom breaks.

*You must register before the t-shirt cut-off date, which is 10/24/19. Anyone registering after that date will NOT be guaranteed a shirt.  

INDIVIDUAL & TEAM DIVISIONS 

  • Individual
    • OPEN: Sign up to walk or run solo either in your favorite shoes 
    • BOOTS: Run or walk in combat boots (awards for fastest male and female in boots) 
  • Camaraderie Teams
    • Made up of friends/family/co-workers 
    • All ages 
    • Everyone can run or walk at their own pace
    • Individual team members are still eligible for age group awards. Teams do not need to start and finish together. 
    • Award for largest pre-registered teams (this is calculated at the close of online registration) 
  • Corporate Teams
    • It gives companies and other associations the ability to pay for their employee's or members' entry fees.
    • Teams do not need to start and finish together. 
    • Click HERE for instructions on how to create a Corporate Team. 
 
AWARDS  
  • Top Male & Female in each division
    • 14 & Under
    • 15-19
    • 20-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60+
    • Boot Runner (must register under boot runner) WITH OR WITHOUT PACK & WEIGHT 
  • Overall Male & Female 5K RUN/WALK 

 

GORUCK is a non-competitive division. If you would like to be competitive, please register for the 5K or BOOT RUN.  We are no longer offering competitive team divisions.  

 

FALLEN HERO MEMORIAL SIGNS

 

SPONSOR A COURSE SIGN! 

  • Each course sign will feature a fallen service member from our national database. 
  • Each sign will contain a laminated card with the name of the person or company who sponsored the sign. 

There are two ways to sponsor a sign

  1. Select the option during registration checkout. From this option, you can sponsor multiple signs. 
  2. CLICK HERE and select the option from our sponsorship list. This selection doesn't allow for multiple signs. 
GOLD STAR FAMILY MONUMENT

 

Memories of Honor is proud to help bring the Woody Williams Foundation Gold Star Family Monument to Nashville. $5 of your entry fee will be donated to this fundraising effort. 

Click on the photo to learn more and to make a direct donation to this fund. 

 

 

ValorFest Celebration

Please join us in celebrating all those who serve and have served our community and country. We will have military nonprofits, organizations, and displays. It's sure to be a wonderful time for the whole family. We will also have lawn games and cheer stations.  Military nonprofits & organizations are welcome and encouraged to participate free of charge. Please see our registration area to get involved. 

Visit our Wall of Gratitude to write messages of love and gratitude to the families of our service members who didn't make it home or lost the war here at home. 

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MAKE AN IMPACT WHILE YOU SHOP

Memories of Honor is on Amazon Smile

Memories of Honor is on Amazon Smile. With every purchase you make using Amazon Smile, Amazon will make a donation to Memories of Honor. 

  1. Smile.Amazon.com | or click the link below. 
  2. Select Memories of Honor as your nonprofit
  3. Enjoy Shopping!  

 

 

RACE SHIRT & FINISHER TAG

PHOTOS COMING SOON! 

LACE UP YOUR BOOTS!

 

The first 100 participants crossing the finish line in boots will receive a SPECIAL GIFT! 

 

Place
The Park at Harlinsdale Farm
239 Franklin Rd
Franklin, TN US 37064
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