Houston, TX 77002
8:00 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013
Outdoors | Recreation
The United States Veterans Initiative, (U.S. Vets-Houston), will host their 6th Annual Patriots 5k Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 18th. The race will begin at 8 am, in front of the Downtown Aquarium, with special escort from Rolling Thunder. SpringActionPhotos.com will be photographing runners during the race and during the awards ceremony held along Buffalo Bayou. Parking information can be found on the USVetsHouston Facebook page.
The festivities continue from 10 am to 2 pm at the 1st Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration at Sesquicentennial Park & Baker Common. The FREE family-friendly event will feature live music by Anthony Montalvo, Annika Chambers, and The Glenn Bryant Band; children’s activities such as a petting zoo and face painting; food will be available for purchase; special veteran presentations; and vendor booths. U.S. Vets-Houston will have information available to learn more about their programs. Rolling Thunder will have some of their motorcycles on display will also have bring their Texas Fallen Warriors Wall, their 36-foot Wall of Honor to Fallen Heroes.
Sign up to run or walk in support of our military veterans; registration information can be found at: www.USVetsinc.org/events/annual-houston-5k-event. More information can be located on the USVetsHouston Facebook page or by contacting U.S. Vets-Houston Program Assistant, Jennifer Austin, 832.390-3439, or email@example.com. This event is the largest fundraiser for U.S. Vets-Houston; 100% of all proceeds go directly to the organization’s programs that benefit Houston-area homeless and at-risk veterans. Patriots 5K Fun Run requires registration: www.USVetsinc.org/events/annual-houston-5k-event
Armed Forces Day Celebration is FREE