The 7th Annual Tanner Higgins Warrior Run is set for Saturday, April 13, at Cooper Lake State Park, South Sulphur Unit.
Race day registration and packet pick up begin at 7 a.m. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:15 a.m. with the Posting of Colors by Hopkins County Military Coalition. The 5-mile Trail Challenge and the 1-mile Grunt Run begin at 8:30 a.m.
To participate in the Warrior Run, go online to http://www.TannerStoneHiggins.com and click on the Warrior Run tab. Prices are $45 the 5-mile Trail Challenge are through midnight April 12 and $50 the day of race. The 1-mile Grunt Run is a set fee of $25. Pre-registration guarantees an event T-shirt and finisher bracelet for both the Trail Challenge and Grunt Run participants. Sweat bands will be give to the 5-mile finishers only. Race day registration does not guaranty a T-shirt, bracelet or sweatband.
The Warrior Run was created to honor the memory of local hero, Sgt. Tanner Stone Higgins, killed at age 23 by enemy forces during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Logar Province, Afghanistan April 14, 2012. Higgins was a team leader for 175th Ranger Regiment, Delta Company.
The Warrior Run raises money for The Tanner Higgins Military Memorial Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to offering financial and social support beyond what the government offers to veterans, Gold Star families, wounded warriors, transitioning soldiers and active military men and women. It also provides monetary awards to selected local seniors who have enlisted in one of the various branches of armed forces.
An EMT will be on-site, and water stations will be provided.
The Branch Family will provide entertainment.