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Winter 2023 - Getting Ready for the DASH
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It was a cool morning at the Veterans Memorial Center on the Indian River as the horn sounded for the start of the first annual 2022 DASH in Life 5k on November 12. There were over 170 registrants and many cheering friends, family members and volunteers all along the beautiful course to provide encouragement and water. Some of the runners were Veterans. All were there supporting the We Honor Veterans program at St. Francis Reflections. Once the finish line was crossed by all, the awards were given out to the various age groups, then it was time for the race pinning ceremony. The Veterans in attendance included a WWII Veteran who won his age group, the DJ who kept the music fun for all, some of our sponsors and over 30 others who served in various branches. The ceremony concluded with the song many sang along with… God Bless the USA.

Special thank you to our Race Director, Terry Ryan, the Veterans Memorial Center and our 2022 race partners; Mike & Peggy Ammen, Grills Seafood, Natalie’s Orchard Juice, Dead Bug Dave Pet Control, Beau Monde Builders, Island Family Health, Miller & Hurt Wealth Advisors, Running Zone, Southern Carmel, Space Coast Runners Club, Alfieri Home Inspection, Dirty Oar, First Merritt Chiropractic, Fitness Club of Merritt Island, Hendrix’s Eye Care, Inc., J&J Carpet One Larry’s Total Auto Care, Merritt Island Lodge No. 353 Free and Accepted Masons, Tom Arnold with Blue Marlin Real Estate, Barefoot Designs, and Winn Dixie in Viera.

The 2023 DASH in Life 5k is scheduled for Veterans Day, November 11th once again at the Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island. Come for the race and stay for the other special Veterans Day programs that will be hosted by the Veterans Memorial Center. We are grateful to Veterans for putting their lives on the line for our nation. We hope you will joining us at the next race to say “Thank You” to our Veterans.

To learn more about our We Honor Veterans Program, visit If you would like more information on the race call 321-360-3456.

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