The Jesse Meredith Memorial Run 5K Soldier Shuffle (link is forthcoming) is to commemorate, Jesse Meredith, who was a member of the Indiana National Guard. The event will be held at the Sunset Hill Farm and County Park on, April 29, 2018, beginning at 9:00 am with a kiddie run followed by the 5K at 9:30 - more details are below. For runners and teams who wish to donate and purchased pasta dinner tickets at the time of registration, or for others who cannot attend the weekend events, but who wish to donate, please scroll to the lower right side of the screen and click on the "donate" button. We greatly appreciate the support!
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The Jesse Meredith Memorial Run & Soldier Shuffle is to commemorate, Jesse Meredith, who was a member of the Indiana National Guard. Stephany Meredith, his wife, also served in the National Guard. Jesse served in Iraq. Stephany was to deploy to Iraq with Jesse, but found out she was three months pregnant. Stephany and Jesse had two young children when Jesse committed suicide as a result of his PTSD.
Jesse Meredith was an Indiana guardsman at the time of his untimely death. Jesse suffered from PTSD. On April 29, 2014, Jesse took his life. He left behind a beautiful young family.
His wife, Stephany, was unable to deploy to Iraq with Jesse, as she had just learned she was pregnant with their second child. Stephany is a proud veteran and would like to share her message of hope. She will be a keynote speaker at the race event.
Four NFP organizations -- Women in Bloom, Inc., Bomber Girls LRC, Inc. (Valparaiso Chapter), USA Cares (Indiana Chapter), and Patriot Packs Training Service Dogs, Inc., brought their passion for this cause together to raise awareness and help our families and our veterans via needed services and programs.
This first, what he hope to be an annual 5K walk/run event and 50-mile motorcyle run, is a family event and will include activities for all ages to include face painting, a balloon artist, and a visit by a few of the Indianapolis Colts' Cheerleaders, as well as associate veteran's organizations sharing their information and message.
An optional Post-Race BBQ and Party will follow immediately after the race. The cost of the BBQ Post-Party is $10 PP and tickets are available for purchase at the race registration site.
We are making a weekend out of this event and are hosting a fundraiser/pasta dinner the night before (4.28) at the Porter VFW, 1290 Wagner Road, Porter Indiana. Tickets are available for purchase via the race site.
The pre-race spaghetti dinner includes choice of pasta(s), two breadsticks, salad, dessert, and beverage. Ticket prices are $10 per adult/$5 per child 12 and under. The dinner is from 5-8 and race packets can be picked up during the same timeframe.
We encourage corporate teams and family teams. This event is set at the beautiful Sunset Hill Park in Northwest Indiana. Mark your calendars for April 29, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM, as this is sure to become a fun-filled family event to support our veterans past, present, and future. To contact us with questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mission is simple...Keep the memory of our fallen soldiers alive one heart, one footstep at a time