Our 4th Annual Knight Run will be held on the trail. All proceeds going to Mission 22.
For those who would like to support the cause without quite as much exertion! We make this a fun one also. As with all distances - you will ...
Slighty more advanced than the 22 footer, yet still another great way to show support and come for the camaraderie. This race will start at...
For those who are more conditioned and want to push a little further and show support for our Veterans. The turn around will be close to to...
Grab some friends! Cheer each other on as you push the full distance as a team. The 1st and 3rd leg will run 8.7 miles and the 2nd runner wi...
This one is for those who have trained even more. This will test your fitness and stamina. You will start in Dysart and run 11 miles toward...
To get signed in and pick up your shirt , stop by the trailhead in Dysart prior to your race's start time by 45 to 60 minutes. We will allow same day sign up (shirt and medal not included) at these times also.
1) Enough clothing choices so your comfortable during your run as night time temps may vary depending on the milage you choose.
2) Hydration system ( even a water bottle to get you from station to station).
3) Secondary light source if you are not accustom to running at night
We will have 3 aide stations for you along the route. Aide station one at mile 4.7 (17.3 for 22 mile), aide station two at mile 8.7 (13.3 for the 22 mile), in Garrison at the relay transition.. aide station three at mile 11, the turn around. All will be stocked with some fruit, snacks, water and Gatorade.
The trail is well maintained by Benton County Parks. It is a rails to trails course. Nearly 0 elevation gain and constructed entirely of pea gravel. It has some wooded areas along the sides to add demention and provide a unique Knight ( night ) time atmosphere. All road crossings will be secured for your safety.
As this is a Knight ( night ) Run we will provide a handheld flashlight to help you find your way through the darkness and hopefully encourage you to shine your light as you log more miles in the future. The "22 footer" will not include a flashlight. Our mentality is a no runner left behind mindset.
We are offering an option of individual sponsorship of a mile, with a maximum of 10 sponsors each specific mile. We would ask that you 1st pick the mile you would like to sponsor. We then would ask that you email or send a COPY of a picture 3x5 or 5x7 ( we ask for a copy as you will not be receiving this back) of your fallen soldier/ loved one to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 303 N K Ave - Vinton, IA 52349. We will then post the picture along with a lit white cross in rememberance on that specific mile. The cost of the sponsorship is $22. IF YOU OPT TO DO THIS IT MUST BE SELECTED THRU GETMEREGISTERED SO THAT YOUR SPOT IS HELD.
We hope you invite others to come and share in this event so that we can make a huge contribution to Mission 22 ... such a worthy cause helping our fellow Veterans find a more positive future!
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