It’s Our Turn to Support American Veterans at The Team RWB 5K/10K Race November 8th- Registration Now Open! Download event flyer
Every one of us is touched by someone who has served or is serving in a branch of the military. It could be a friend, a spouse, son or daughter. As regular citizens, we truly don’t understand what it means to serve our country with the strength, hard work and dedication of our active duty and veteran population. Being in the forefront of every conflict worldwide, they strive to keep our country safe each and every day. For that, we are thankful as a community.
With that in mind, ISM Sports San Diego has partnered with Team Red White and Blue for the Inaugural Team RWB 5k/10k Race, Heroes Walk and Kids Boot Camp. Scheduled for November 8, 2014, the event will take place at Robb Field in Ocean Beach, San Diego, with proceeds to benefit TRWB.
Founded in 2010 by Mike Erwin, an active major in the US Army, Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of American veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Erwin addressed the need for consistent, local, daily support and opportunities for veterans. Today, with 100 chapters all over the country, Team RWB delivers opportunities to connect veterans through weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and participation in local races. This past week, a group of 20 veterans hiked up Iron Mountain together for a day of fun, physical endurance to help create a positive team –building experience.
Scott Thorne is just one of the many members that Team RWB has supported. Thorne, a courageous and highly trained Army veteran who served in the Iraq War in 2004, was ambushed in Mosul, Iraq and suffered brain damage and lost the majority of his eyesight due to a bullet lodged in his brain. He was medically retired in 2008 and struggled to integrate back into daily life. TRWB has helped in that struggle through rides to events, a service project at his house, travel to a TRWB triathlon camp and the use of a custom made tandem bike, allowing him to participate in events with his fellow TRWB team members.
“The San Diego Chapter has been providing services to over 700 local veterans for more than two years. Nationally, Team RWB has grown to over 50,000 member veterans and is growing by 500 members nationwide every week. This is our Inaugural event- we need all the support of our community to help raise money for our programs and continue to help members like Scott”, states Joshua Arnston, San Diego Chapter Captain and Navy Veteran.
Taking place on Veterans Day Weekend, The 10k run will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the 5k will begin at 8:15 a.m. After the races, there will be an awards ceremony, drinks, snacks, music and entertainment as well as vendor booths and an opportunity to meet military service dogs.
To learn more about Team RWB, register for the event and sponsorships, please visit the website at www.teamrwbrun.com or like us on Facebook at Team RWB 5k/10k or call 858-836-0133