**T-Shirt Registration Closed** You can still order a T-Shirt direct @ CrabZone (Be advised, CrabZone cannot guarantee your shirt will arrive by event day if ordered after April 30.) $5 from every shirt purchased will go to the EODWF.
Come join the WPAFB Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight and bomb technicians from around the region on Saturday, 22 May 2021 to honor the 32 Air Force EOD technicians who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
To honor the fallen and raise awareness around the EOD Memorial and the mission of the EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF), we will be hosting a 5K fun-run/walk event at E.J. Nutter Park in Beavercreek, OH (located in the Greater Dayton area - please see address above and/or map below).
Start Time: 9:30am
The walk/run will take place on the morning of 22 May. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Whether you want to go for a leisurely stroll with the family, or you're testing out your time for competition, your participation is welcome effort towards a great cause. For participation, a minimum donation of $10 is politely requested. For $25 you will receive a limited production T-shirt on event day (see below for T-shirt details... limited quantities for sale at the event). All proceeds from the event and from T-shirts will go directly to benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation and their mission (see below for more on the EODWF).
Raise awareness and participate virtually by posting to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with hashtags #EOD #EODWF #RememberTheFallen #EODMemorial
Water and snacks will be available on-site.
Weather: Race start will be postponed if lightning is within 10 nautical miles.
Please feel free to join us Saturday afternoon after the event at Crooked Handle Brewing Co. in Springboro. The after-party begins will begin at 1:00 P.M. There will be a 50/50 Raffle. Half of the raffle earnings will be donated to the EOD Warrior Foundation. Crooked Handle will also be donating 100% of proceeds from a special event day brew, EXCLUSIVELY available on tap at the after-party.
Address: 760 N. Main St., Springboro, OH 45066.
The EOD Memorial, located on Eglin AFB, honors the fallen EOD Technicians of all four services. The EOD Memorial Ceremony takes place annually on the first Saturday of May, in conjunction with National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Day. The 52nd EOD Memorial Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 1st, beginning at 9:00 am CST/10:00 am EST. Those who wish to learn more about the EOD Memorial, view the Virtual Wall, or livestream the EOD Memorial on Saturday, 1 May may do so by navigating to www.eodwarriorfoundation.org.
EOD Warrior Foundation
The EOD Warrior Foundation was established through the March 1, 2013 merger of the EOD Memorial Foundation and the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation and is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Their focus is to serve the “EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of our wounded and fallen EOD warriors and by maintaining the EOD Memorial.” For more information, see http://www.eodwarriorfoundation.org/about
Shirts ordered through the event site will be available on event day. If you would like your T-Shirt earlieir, please order direct. (Note: We cannot guarantee the shirt will arrive prior to event day if ordered after April 30th). For a preview of what the shirts look like or to order directly from CrabZone LLC, please click below:
Shirts are a 100% polyester wicking knit * Wicks moisture away from the body * Tear away label * Self-fabric collar * Double-needle coverstitched collar and armholes * Set-in sleeves * Double-needle hemmed sleeves and bottom.
**To ensure you can receive your T-shirt on event day, sign-up before 30 April 2021. T-shirts are also available direct at the link above. Thanks!**
"In consideration of the services of WPAFB Explosive Ordnance Disposal their officers, agents, employees, and stockholders, and all other persons or entities associated with those businesses (hereinafter collectively referred to as “WPAFB EOD”) I agree as follows:
Although WPAFB EOD has taken reasonable steps to provide me with appropriate information, skilled event directors, and volunteers for the “4th Annual EOD Memorial Dash” so I can enjoy this activity for which I may not be skilled, and WPAFB EOD has informed me this activity is not without risk. Certain risks are inherent in this activity, “4th Annual EOD Memorial Dash”, including and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the activity. These inherent risks are some of the same elements that contribute to the unique character of this activity and can be the cause of loss or damage to my equipment, or accidental injury, illness, or in extreme cases, permanent trauma or death. WPAFB EOD does not want to frighten me or reduce my enthusiasm for this activity, but believes it is important for me to know in advance what to expect and to be informed of the inherent risks.
I am aware that the “4th Annual EOD Memorial Dash” entails risks of injury or death to any participant. I understand the description of these inherent risks is not complete and that other unknown or unanticipated inherent risks may result in injury or death. I agree to assume and accept full responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, no one is forcing me to participate, and I elect to participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the inherent risks.
I acknowledge that engaging in this activity may require a degree of skill and knowledge different than other activities and that I have responsibilities as a participant. I acknowledge that WPAFB EOD personnel has been available to more fully explain to me the nature and physical demands of this activity and the inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity. I acknowledge that I have read information provided by WPAFB EOD that is related to the nature and physical demands of this activity and the inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity.
I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity. Therefore, I assume and accept full responsibility for myself, including all minor children in my care, custody, and control, for bodily injury, death or loss of personal property and expenses as a result of those inherent risks and dangers identified herein and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically identified, and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity.
I have carefully read, clearly understood and accepted the terms and conditions stated herein and acknowledge that this agreement shall be effective and binding upon myself, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate and for all members of my family, including minor children."
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