To celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of Eglin's greatest traditions, Eglin's annual Gate-To-Gate Memorial Event is now loaded with all new features! This year, Gate-To-Gate participants may register for a 4.4 mile Run/Walk/Ruck, or an 8.8 mile Run/Ruck. These competitive races are open to the general public, and to all ages.
Runners, walkers, ruckers, and teams are invited to register online at http://www.active.com/eglin-afb-fl/running/distance-running-races/gate-to-gate-30th-annual-memorial-run-ruck-walk-with-live-music-from-continuum-2015 by May 17, or in person on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Air Armament Museum (cash only for entry fees). Cost for pre-registration is $25 through April 30, then $30 through May 17. There will be no registration available on race day.
Registered participants may pick up their race packets at the Air Armament Museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on May 9 and May 16, or at the Eglin Fitness Center from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on May 13-15. Packets will also be available on race day, from 5:30-6:30 a.m. at Unity Park. A photo ID is required to pick up race packets.
On race day, all participants are asked to enter through Eglin's West Gate (from Shalimar) and must be in place at the start line in Unity Park by 6:45 a.m. Following the race, everyone is invited to enjoy a party at Unity Park, featuring FREE food and beverages, live entertainment, and award presentations for top finishers in a variety of age categories.
Also, a FREE Kid's Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. at Unity Park with t-shirts for all participants and awards for winners. Children will compete in three age groups: a ¼-mile run for ages 5-6, a 1-mile run for ages 7-8, and a 2-mile run for ages 9-13. No registration is required.