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Strut Your Stripes at Patriot Run and Freedom Ride

ANDERSON ---- Celebrate Armed Forces Day and honor our veterans by participating in Tri-County Technical College's Patriot Run & Freedom Ride set for Saturday, May 16.

The event will be held at the Anderson Campus located at 511 Michelin Boulevard.  

All proceeds support scholarships for student veterans at Tri-County Technical College.

We're expanding our salute to veterans and active service personnel by adding the motorcycle-based Freedom Ride and Poker Run to the events of the morning, said Tim Bowen, director of the Anderson Campus and coordinator for the event.

"The Tri-County Patriot Run is better than ever. It includes our popular 5K race and one-mile fun run, and this year, we're adding a one-mile Warrior's Walk for all wounded/disabled veterans or anyone who wants to walk in honor of a wounded/disabled veteran," said Bowen.  The race starts and ends at the Anderson Campus. This certified, closed-road course follows Michelin Boulevard, a four-lane highway with a mixture of level terrain and low rolling slopes through rural countryside. The 5K begins at 9 a.m.; the one mile events begin at 9:05 a.m.

The Tri-County Freedom Ride is a new motorcycle Poker Run featuring stops that highlight veteran or active service military themes. Bikes will go out, parade style, at 10:05 a.m. and will be back by 12:15 p.m.  The ride will start and end at the Anderson Campus -- just one mile from the Anderson County Airport - and will last approximately two hours. 

There will be many awards and prizes with each event, along with lots of activities, music, food vendors and more.  "What a great way to spend a Saturday with family and friends while honoring our veterans and recognizing our service men and women on Armed Forces Day," Bowen said.

For more information or to register, go to www.tctc.edu/RunRide.