The date for the 6th annual Race for The Warrior has been changed from Saturday, April 25, to Saturday, Aug. 1, based on the Back on Track plan prescribed for the state by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

This 5k/10k run/walk/roll traverses the runway at Fort Wayne International Airport. The event is the Northeast Indiana Base Community's main fundraiser for the year. Proceeds benefit the Military Support Fund, which awards grants to military families experiencing financial emergencies. "The pandemic and its respective shutdown will have lasting effects for our military community, making the need for this fundraiser greater now more than ever," event organizers said in an announcement.

To register, visit raceforthewarrior.org.

Anyone who registered for Race for the Warrior prior to the date change may:

• Remainregistered and automatically participating in the race on Saturday, Aug. 1.

• Decline participation but still donate the registration fee to the NIBCC Military Support Fund.

• Receive a credit toward next year’s Race for the Warrior, scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2021.

• Participating in a Race for the Warrior 2020 Virtual Race.

Runners who are registered will receive an email with a link to select one of the above choices.

Festivities include activities for children, food and beverages, and a beer after the race for each runner over 21. Awards will be given for male and female age groups and overall winners.

Each runner will receive an official Race for the Warrior T-shirt and a swag bag provided by the sponsors and community partners. Packet pickup will be the night before the race at Fleet Feet for all runners who have registered early.

“Race for the Warrior will comply with CDC and Gov. Holcomb’s COVID-19 guidelines for events, with runner safety being our top priority,” said event co-chair Eric Flores.

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