Registration has begun for the annual SPC Zachary Salmon Soldier 5K Run to be held September 24, 2017, at the Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union, KY. The race will begin at 9 a.m.
The annual run raises funds for the Union Adopt-A-Unit Program that supports the HHT, 1-32 CAV, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Unit at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The Run honors the memory of Union-area resident SPC Zachary “Fish” Salmon, who was killed by a sniper in Afghanistan on January 12, 2011. He was 21.
This program is organized by local resident Kim Voss and the Union Adopt-A-Unit organization, and sponsored by the City of Union and America Supporting Americans, a 501-3c organization which encourages support for military organizations and their families through a variety of activities and events nationwide.
The race will be held at Central Park and runners of all levels, walkers and families are welcome.
A discounted entry fee of $25 is available until September 23, with registration on race day at $30. Those who register by September 1 will receive a t-shirt and dog tag participation medal.
Register for the race at https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=100041. For more information on the Union Adopt-A-Unit program visit https://www.facebook.com/spczacharysalmonsoldierrun.
More information regarding the City of Union can be found on the city’s website www.cityofunionky.org or by contacting Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at [email protected] or 859-384-1511.