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First-ever side-by-side 4 Mile Run and Veterans Day Parade in the country to be held in Detroit

Posted: 6:06 AM, Nov 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-11 09:14:33-05
3rd Annual Armed Services Salute
3rd Annual Armed Services Salute
3rd Annual Armed Services Salute

Wins for Warriors Foundation,  founded by former Detroit Tiger and Houston Astros Pitcher Justin Verlander, and the Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition (MDVC) will be hosting the first-ever side-by-side 4 Mile Run and Veterans Day Parade in the Country!

The unique tandem event is part of the 3rd Annual Armed Services Salute,  Detroit’s Official Veterans Day Celebration.  The day-long event will feature the 4-Star 4 Mile Race, the 13th Annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade, and a free, family-friendly Vets Fest to celebrate our nation’s freedom and those who have served to protect it.   

The 4-Star 4 Mile Race and the Veterans Day Parade will launch simultaneously at 11 a.m. and run side-by-side though Downtown Detroit, starting and ending at Cass Park.   

 The theme of the race is “Run to Honor”, and participants will have the opportunity to dedicate their run to a veteran or military member when they register for the race.  Using the #RunToHonor hashtag, they can also share the impact these veterans have made on their lives through social media.

Registration is $35 ($25 with a military and veteran discount) which includes an exclusive 4-Star 4 Mile t-shirt, course map, refreshment stations, post-race entertainment, finish line photo opportunity, and a dog tag medal. 

Cass Park (2nd Avenue & Ledyard St. in Detroit) will also host the Vets Fest. The free event will open to the public from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and will include food, family activities, live music, free concerts and exhibits by local veteran support organizations