Monday, 19 November 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
The Confederate Park Hike & Bike Trail had some extra traffic on Veterans Day weekend, as runners and walkers took to the Historic Belton on Saturday.
Adults, children and pets alike took to the trails to support the AIMS 5K Charity Run.
This year's race had more challenges then the 2011 race.
"Based on the dimensions of the Confederate Park & Bike Trail, the layout was 2.2 miles shorter than a true 5K layout." said John Puller, AIMS 5K Charity Run Coordinator. "Different obstacles were inserted into the race, including a mud run, rope swing and hay bale hurdles."
ASCO was the title sponsor of the 2012 event. They assisted in the raising of funds to support Combat Marine Outdoors, a non-profit organization. The mission of Combat Marine Outdoors is to provide Dream Hunts and Outdoor Adventures for severely wounded Marines, Soldiers, Airmen and Navy Corpsmen.
These hunting and fishing excursions play a vital role in the rehabilitation of these American heroes. It is the hope of Combat Marine Outdoors to not only provide an outdoor adventure of a lifetime, but to also provide the fellowship to aid in the healing process and outlook for a bright, exciting future. All proceeds from the AIMS 5K Charity Run will be matched 100 percent and donated to Combat Marine Outdoors.
Participants and families enjoyed the post-race festivities, which included a bounce house and a performance by Texas renowned singer-songwriter Mark Wayne Glasmire, an avid supporter and donor of record proceeds to Combat Marine Outdoors.
For more information on Combat Marine Outdoors and their excursions or for donation information, please visit their website at http://www.combatmarineoutdoors.org. For more information on Mark Wayne Glasmire, visit http://www.markwayneglasmire.com.