Battle Buddy: November 9th, 2019
When a soldier in our Armed Forces enters the service, many are teamed with a Battle Buddy. Battle Buddy’s become VITAL to each other’s success during their time in the service and/or combat protecting them from potential mental and physical challenges. They have each other’s six, somebody to talk to that understands, holds them accountable and watches over their general well-being at all times.
But when our service Men and Women come home and trade their combat boots for civilian shoes many lose their Battle Buddy. We, as their loved ones, spouses, parents, kids, friends, and community, step in to fill the gap. It’s now up to us to watch their six!
The Battle Buddy 5K, 10K and Half Marathon is organized to show support and bring attention to our returning vets who may be feeling lost or in need of a Battle Buddy. We Run together as their new Battle Buddy by coming together as one group with a common goal.
Our Stride is honored to announce we have partnered with the Boise VA. A portion of the proceeds from the Battle Buddy 5K, 10K, Half Marathon registrations and 100% of all donations will go to the Boise VA Medical Center.
The race will begin the Saturday of Veterans Day weekend in the beautiful Veterans Memorial Park. From there runners proceed down the Patriot Walk, and out to the Boise Greenbelt for a looped course covering both sides of the Boise River. Then cross the finish line for your unique and special Battle Buddy Medal.
Race Day Schedule:
Half Marathon start: 8:30am
10K start: 08:50am
5K start: 09:10am
About the Boise VA Medical Center
The Boise VA Medical Center and surrounding Community Based Outpatient Clinics are available to meet the health care needs of the estimated 100,000 military veterans living in the southern Idaho/eastern Oregon region of the United States. The Boise VA Medical Center and surrounding clinics treat almost 35,000 individual veterans each year in primary care, surgical, behavioral health, long-term care, oncology and dental services. The Boise VA Medical Center is an 87 bed teaching and research hospital dedicated to meeting the health needs of the men and women who served in the United States military.