Paying Tribute To Veterans Day
November 9th, 2019
Starting RP: Walter Reed Naval Hospital
Ending RP: Vietnam War Memorial (Wall)
The Mission begins, on Saturday, November 9th. The combined Teams will muster for a "Warrior Salute" at 0730, near Walter Reed Naval Hospital, with an immediate launch.
Along the defined course, mainly through Bethesda, MD., moving down toward Washington DC, via the C&O Canel Trail, then crossing over the Potomac River into Virginia, passing by Arlington National Cemetery, then flanking over the Memorial Bridge and descending down into the National Mall for a final tour, through our National War Memorials.
The VDAY25K Mission is completed just after a silent movement through the Korean War, WWI, WWI & Finally, the Vietnam Wall Memorial(s).
Ruck/Back Pack: (Tactical or Practical) – Covering 25 kilometers, you won't need a large pack, but you will want to blend in and you never know if you will have the opportunity to help out a fellow teammate with carrying some of their gear during the final trek.
Water: A bladder type system is recommended, but provided you have a couple of bottles of water you will be fine.
Food: Any food you will want to consume - we recommend eating a balance of carbs, protein & smart sugars every hour
USG Issued ID: Required at Check-in.
Head Lamp w/White Lens: UThe white lens is mainly a safety precaution as we move in the early morning hours.
Green Chem Light: / Glow Stick attached to your pack (again a safety precaution).
Note: You will receive your Mission T-shirt at Check-in. You are required to wear this shirt and tan/khaki (hiking) while participating in the Mission.
RP: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
0630 - Mission Check -n (If not checked-in Friday 11.08
0700 - Check-In if you picked up your shirt Friday's Mission Check-In (Recommended)
0710 - Muster for Warrior Salute
0730 - Staggered Launch
1230 - National War Memorial Movement
1430 - Est. Mission Complete
1800 - Team Happy Hour (TBD)
There is parking around the Team Hotel & or Walter Reed. It is a short walk to the RP.
There is NO shuttle from the National Mall back to the Starting RP - Plan to Metro / Uber or Lyft Back.