Guam – Close to 200 runners participated in the 2014 U.S. Coast Guard Run to Remember Saturday morning at Yapo Beach in Tumon, Guam.
At 5:45 participants started lining up to verify their registration and opportunity to participate in the 2014 Run to Remember. Runners got the chance to complete a 5K run mixed with obstacles. The race started at 6:00 a.m. with the first runner crossing the finish line less than 35 minutes later and the last just under an hour. Once completed, participants were given a flag to place in memory of a fallen Coast Guardsman.
Race obstacles included a bear crawl through water, log walk, and climbing wall. Participants commented on how much fun it was to be challenged by the obstacle course while trying to complete the run. Racers were from various military and civilian agencies from around the island. Today’s event was organized by members of USCG Sector Guam.
The USCG Run to Remember is a program coordinated by the Coast Guard Foundation which is a series of fitness events that will take place nationwide to raise funds in memory of all Coast Guard personnel who have died in the line of duty.
Proceeds go towards the Coast Guard Foundation Fallen Hereos Scholarship Fund, which supports the children of fallen Coast Guard members with scholarships when they reach college age.