Runners, walkers, and wheelchair participants line up at the starting line. Some in teams with colorful shirts and creative team names, others participating on their own. Some will walk, some will run, some will wheel, and some will cheer. All will make a difference.
This September is Vanguard’s annual Vanguard Gives Back 2017 Campaign’s 5k run and 1-mile walk/wheelchair event. Held on September 9 in Arizona and September 11 in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, the event is part of a broader fundraising campaign that runs from September 11 through September 22.
Crew also look forward to the friendly competition among 5k participants. Once again, awards will recognize top finishers, largest team, best costume, overall spirit, and more.
Why do we participate? For some it’s a way to bond with their team. For others, it’s to get their daily exercise or maintain fitness goals they’ve set for healthy living. But for many, it’s all about giving back.