With Election Day coming up on November 6th, and with Hurricane Sandy wreaking havoc on the East Coast, we should all have our great nation in mind this weekend. In preparation of doing your civic duty and voting for national and local representation, go one step further by supporting those that support us overseas. Races for veterans organizations not only raise funds for those who need it, they raise awareness of the struggles many of our military face, both abroad and at home. By participating, you are helping raise finances, but also morale, which in some cases can have an even bigger impact.

This weekend, check your local listings for any race or event for which the proceeds go to support our military veterans. A Hero’s Run in Laird Penn, Virginia just outside of Harrisonburg, is a great place to start. Adventure racing is tailor made for the fall season. Erratic weather and leaf clogged woods make for epic trail conditions and add to a race’s unpredictable factor. This three-mile mud run is a completely non-profit event, with all the proceeds going to Heroes who represent the spirit of service, honor, and inspiration. Supporting our troops by getting dirty and pushing the limits at a fun run? Sounds great to us.


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