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Annual Awareness Events

Annual Race to End Vet Suicide & Heroes Fest -IGY6

The Ruyts Foundation of Veteran Suicide Prevention is hosting their 4th Annual Race to End Veteran Suicide on October 21st, 2023. All funds raised will go to helping our heroes fight the battles they can no longer fight alone. Our heroes have fought for us, now it is time we help them fight. This event will have a Heroes Fest -IGY6 for the whole community that is free to the public to participate in. We hope to see you there!

4th Annual Race to End Vet Suicide & Heroes Fest -IGY6
1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K, 1-Milers (Virtual 5K, and 10K)

Date: 10/21/2023

Location: Fred Nats Stadium 42 Jackie Robinson Way, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Sign-up website: Launching December 1st,  2022

Packet Pick-up: To be announced

Race Start Times

Half – 7:30am
10k – 7:45am
5k – 8am

Registration Fees

5k – $30, until Sept 15 ($35)
10k – $45, until Sept 15 ($50)
Half – $65, until Sept 15 ($70)

***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before Oct 11.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.

4th annual race to tend vet suicide and heroes fest

Walk to Fight Vet Suicide

The Walk to End Vet Suicide hosted by RFVSP and Vets Retreat Virginia is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about. If you’re looking for support and/or resources, please visit www.RuytsFoundation.org and https://vetsretreatvirginia.org/resource-directory/ 

Event Details

Walk Date: 10/21/2023
Walk Location: Fred nats Stadium 42 Jackie Robinson Way, Fredericksburg, Va 22401
Walk Start Time: 9:30 AM
Walk in person or Walk from anywhere with our Virtual Option.
Walk distance: 5k

For more information, please contact:

Contact Name: Codi Ruyts -Walk Director
Contact Phone: 540-848-6014
Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Name: Jessica Ruyts -President
Contact Phone: 540-848-4680
Contact Email: [email protected]

T-shirts available for the event, cost is $25 per shirt. You can earn your shirt for free by raising $150 as an individual for the cause. Teams can earn free shirts by raising funds as well for every $150 raised is a free T-shirt for a teammate.

Event Committee and Day-of Walk volunteers are always needed and we cannot be successful without them! Please contact [email protected]

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