VSAP Veteran’s Half Marathon, Ruck March, and Walk in Missoula
The amazing people at Xports4Vets are putting on another great event here in Missoula this upcoming weekend, the Veterans Suicide Awareness and Prevention half marathon. There will also be a timed Ruck March and walk for those not interested in the half marathon but still want to participate.
The timed half-marathon and timed ruck march are both $45 and will qualify you for prizes and awards. The walk is free for everyone to help raise awareness. The event will kick off at 9am this Saturday, May 20th at Fort Missoula.
Each day an unacceptable number of veterans take their own lives. Montana has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation, and roughly 26% of people who commit suicide in Montana are Veterans. This is why it is imperative to let Veterans, their family, and their friends know there is support and they are not alone. This event will memorialize them and help raise awareness about this epidemic.