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Victory Run: On the Heels of Heroes, Virtual 5k/10k Run

Victory Run: On the Heels of Heroes, Virtual 5k/10k Run

September 02nd, 2018 12:00am

 

Victory Run: On the Heels of Heroes Virtual 5k/10k

September 2, 2018

 

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Join us on September 2, as we celebrate VJ Day with our inaugural virtual Victory Run supporting the National Museum of the Pacific War and the Sons and Daughters of WWII Veterans Society.

 

VJ Day, commemorates the Allied victory over Japan in World War II. On September 2, 1945 the Japanese signed the formal surrender documents ending the war. On the morning of September 2, 1945, the Allied and Japanese delegations met aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay for the formal signing of the surrender documents. Representatives of Japan to sign the two instruments of surrender, one each for the Allied and Japanese governments followed by representatives of the United States, China, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. With the signing of the surrender, World War II had formally ended, and President Truman declared September 2, to be the official VJ Day.

 

What better way to reflect on the sacrifices of the brave men and women that participated in WWII than by getting out and experiencing the freedom that was preserved by walking or running through your community. The National Museum of the Pacific War Virtual Run also allows you to honor those heroes through your participation fee that helps preserve and present their stories for generations to come.

 

Virtual races are just like traditional races with a shirt, medal, bib, community and fun, but you can run, walk or hike your race wherever you want with whomever you want. Even on a treadmill! Racers report their time and then we send a medal to them for completing the race. What have you got to lose? 

 

 

 

Once you complete your race, log in to your account (created after you register) and report your finish time and we will send you your medal!


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