We Proudly Support Operation Gratitude (7 years running)!

Why Operation Gratitude?

Our service men and women are the backbone of this county and we are thrilled about this partnership!

$2.00 from every race registration will go directly to Operation Gratitude to help fund the creation and shipping of care packages oversees.

You will have a chance on race day to do even more. Postcards and a letter writing station will be available at the finish line for all participants to write notes which will be included in the care packages shipped to service members.


What is Operation Gratitude?

Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas.

The mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of our Military.
Operation Gratitude is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-based corporation, funded entirely by private donations.  Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship.
Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than Two Million Care Packages.



Your tax deductible donation pays for the assembly and shipping expenses of $15 per care package. The goal is to send 100,000 packages this year. Donations are accepted online via credit card.