Warrior Battalion 5ks, Marathons and unique race series events are an incredible way to supports military families and the mission to end veteran suicide! Volunteer Team Leaders can host the events in their communities that have discount tickets for military families. The objective of these events are to build communities of military families while fundraising for the charity Warrior Battalion.
The ultimate purpose of the Warrior Battalion 5k and Race Series are to reduce veteran suicide and assist military families by:
• Establishing camaraderie within the teams to cope with post-traumatic stress (anger, depression, loneliness, substance abuse and suicidal tendencies). Uniting veterans, families and supporters to care for each other in times of need.
• Training Team Leaders how to interact with suicidal veterans and the steps to assist them. Each team leader receives a three-year certificate as a peer mentor.
• Developing participants at the races into peer mentors and ambassadors who support struggling families and/or veterans.
• Physically and mentally challenging the teams of participants and leaders to finish long miles in an effort to raise awareness about veteran suicide while building upon fitness.
To volunteer to host an event, please register to be trained as a Team Leader