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Run to honor Vickers

By Staff | Aug 2, 2012


KAHULUI – An Honor Run will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5, at Kanaha Beach Park in honor of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Senior Chief Kraig M.K. Vickers, one of 22 U.S. Service members killed in action on Aug. 6, 2011, in Afghanistan.

A 1992 Maui High School graduate and football and wrestling standout, Vickers’ helicopter was shot down while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the Wardak Province of Afghanistan.

According to his family, “The decision to hold a Honor Run was made as a way to remember Kraig and to pay tribute to him and other military personnel as well, and to thank them for their service and sacrifice.”

Open to all runners and walkers, there are 5K and 3K options for the Honor Run. The event will start and finish at Kanaha Beach Park.

The start time for the 5K event is 7:30 a.m., with the 3K beginning at 7:45 a.m. Registration includes an event T-shirt, post-race breakfast, snacks and entertainment. The fees are $25 for the 5K and $20 for the 3K. Medals will be awarded three deep in each category.

Proceeds will be directed to The Kraig Vickers Foundation, whose aim is to assist local military service members and their ‘ohana in times of hardship, as well as to promote a more active and healthy lifestyle throughout our community.

Online registration is available at www.virr.com. For information, visit www.active.com and www.mauirunner. com.