Every day, we lose 22 veterans to suicide.
Gillette College Student Veterans Association and County 17 are committed to becoming a part of the solution. Join us by participating in the second annual “Oscar Mike” 5K Ruck March June 22. Together, we’ll raise PTSD awareness in Gillette, have some fun, and do some good.
All funds go to benefit Meadowlark Counseling, who help local emergency medical response personnel cope with trauma, and Blessings in a Backpack, who help ensure local school kids don’t go hungry.
“Oscar Mike” 5K Ruck March 2019
DATE: June 22
TIME: 11 a.m.
RALLY POINT: Gillette College Pronghorn Center
BENEFIT: Blessings in a Backpack + Meadowlark Counseling
Veterans who are in crisis or are having thoughts of suicide, and those who know a veteran in crisis, can call the veterans crisis line at 1 (800) 273-8255 for confidential support 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
This message paid for by County 17 Cares with special thanks to the following community partners:
What’s a ruck march? A part of basic recruit training in the United States Army, a ruck march, or loaded march, is a walk/run carrying a loaded pack.
What does “Oscar Mike” mean? Military speak for “on the move.”
How long is a 5K? 3.2 miles. The course begins at the Gillette College Pronghorn Center and heads north down 4-J Rd. to the overpass by the old Haggerty’s Musicworks, and back.
Do we have to run? Run, jog, walk, ride, scoot, skip, stroll … all cool!
Does everyone carry a backpack? No. Just by participating, you’re showing your support.
How heavy are the backpacks? About 20 pounds each.
Is this event kid/family/pet-friendly? Yes! Bring anyone and everyone along!
Want to show support but can’t attend the march? Register today for $10 anyway, and get a free shirt. Bonus points if you share this post with all your friends.
How can my company get involved? Get ahold of the Gillette College Student Vets or Mike Summers at (307) 343-0678.