Show support for our local veterans and service members while raising money to help those dealing with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.
This race is made possible by support from our Presenting Sponsor KB Home and is produced by Clermont’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5277 and Clermont Triathlon Club
Our new Co-Race Director, Command Sergeant Major Michael Stout (U.S. Army, Retired) , is helping make this year’s race even better. Clermont Battalion—U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps will be presenting the colors.
For sponsorship information, please see below.
Participants have 3 options:
“Patrol”—2 mile walk/run (self-timed—souvenir dog tags included)
“Recon”—2 mile walk/run + 5 physical training stations—chip timed
“Assault”—4 mile walk/run + 10 physical training stations (Do “Recon” twice)—chip timed
Physical Training Stations for “Recon” and “Assault” options:
(No time limit at these stations—go at your own pace)
Air Force Station: 20 Push-ups
Army Station: 30 Sit-ups
Coast Guard Station: 30 Jumping Jacks
Marines Station: 20 Burpees
Navy Station: 30 Air Squats
All exercises will be demonstrated prior to race start.
For those who want to participate, but can’t complete all the strength exercises—you can use these modifications:
Push-ups: you can do modified push-ups, using your knees if necessary.
Burpees: you can substitute 10 jumping jacks for 1 burpee.
ALL finishers will receive custom dog tags and post-race refreshments. Recon and Assault participants also get official chip-timing and are eligible for awards.
Clermont’s VFW Post 5277 and the VFW Auxiliary will be in attendance to offer race support and pass out flags!
Plan to purchase a delicious lunch from the best food truck in Lake County after the race! Grumpy Bert’s BBQ will be ready to serve everything from brisket to frozen lemonade.
Check out these photos from last year’s race from Jordan Greenwood Photography!
2018 Race Day Photo Gallery: https://www.geosnapshot.com/e/americas-mighty-warriors-military-race
America’s Mighty Warriors was created by Debbie Lee, the mother of Marc Lee, who was the first US Navy SEAL killed in action in Iraq.
Read more about this amazing organization: https://americasmightywarriors.org/
America’s Mighty Warriors has four main programs to support veterans and service members. The primary focus of this event is to support the “Helping Heroes Heal” program:
Our troops are coming home after multiple deployments with emotional and physical needs. AMW recognizes they are not receiving the best care in a timely manner. We are dedicated to providing therapies that heal. We provide funding for those diagnosed with TBI to receive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. We are also working with other providers whose therapies are helping with PTSD. We also host retreats for our wounded warriors and their families to provide recreation and resiliency.
As our troops continue the fight on multiple fronts, many are experiencing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and associated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from combat-related blasts. More than 750,000 of our troops and families are affected and sadly, many are not getting access to the treatment they need to heal the actual brain injury! Instead, symptoms are being addressed with medication while source of the problem goes untreated. The result, our troops are on medication for depression, anxiety, concentration, sleeplessness and pain…
America’s Mighty Warriors is raising awareness and money to get our warriors access to this beneficial treatment and help our troops, vets and their families get their lives back after Traumatic Brain Injury.
Race Sponsor: $150 donation and you receive: 2 race entries, Option to set up table/tent and give out information to participants, Your organization/business will be announced on the P.A. system during the race, logo will be displayed on this registration site, organization will be listed in all media and press releases.