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Running for our Code Talkers

posted Jul 9, 2015, 3:19 AM by Greg Hamper

What is a Virtual 5K Race? 
It is an opportunity to run for cause when and where you want to.  In the case of the Young Marines Generations of Honor 5K race it is the opportunity to help raise funds towards the funeral expenses and the events for the Navajo Code Talkers. 

How does it work?
You sign up at to run virtually.  Closer to the actual run date that is scheduled you will be sent the race bib, the event shirt, the finisher's medal and a bracelet.  You run when and where you want.  You can even get a group of people together and run it all at the same time. It is a 5K run/walk but you can choose the course, the day and the time.  You do not have to present proof that you completed the run - it is on the honor system. 

Why run a virtual race?
One obvious reason is to benefit some of our Greatest Generation the Navajo Code Talkers who are heroes from the World War II battles.  Another reason is to get your kids, friends, family members out there living a healthy active lifestyle.  And the last reason is because you receive an awesome, one of kind designed medal that you can't get anywhere else! 

Who can run the virtual race?
Anyone - they do not have to be affiliated with the Young Marines.  If your unit refers them to run the race be sure to have them include your unit name or initials in the referred by box on the registration form.  The unit that refers the most runners will receive a prize that is worth a lot of money!  Tell your friends and family about this race, reach out to the local runner's clubs and military organizations, and sign up yourself.  You set your own pace - EVERYONE CAN DO IT! 

This the best part - you run where and when you want to.  The actual race in person is done at Window Rock, AZ on Aug. 15th but don't feel like you have to run at the same time we are - it is totally up to you! 

We need about 75 more runners - either virtual or in person.  Can you make that happen? 


Brenda McNulty

(951) 551-9884