MOULTRIE -- A team of military, police, firefighters and civilians will run over 600 miles from the Gwinnett Center in Duluth to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla. They will start their run on Monday, Nov. 7 and will pass through Moultrie about 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8.
The group is running to raise awareness for the educational needs for children of fallen Special Operations Forces soldiers. The four-day Special Operations Forces Run is the culmination of a year's worth of fundraising efforts by Operation One Voice.
The ultimate goal of Operation One Voice is to raise $100,000 to help guarantee a post-secondary education for children of fallen Special Operations Forces soldiers. Those soldiers have a 15 percent higher casualty rate than average soldiers, with more than 500 children hoping to benefit from fundraising by Operation One Voice.
The run will start at 6:30 a.m. Monday Nov. 7, at the Gwinnett County Civic Center in Duluth and will end on Veterans Day at Busch Gardens in Tampa. Georgia Congressman John Linder and Cmdr. Edie Rosenthal of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation will be guest speakers as the run begins.
The group will arrive at the Courthouse Square in Moultrie at about 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The runners are hoping for a strong turnout in Moultrie to help cheer them on to Tampa.