Warrior 150 Challenge - Hike # 4
Celebrate The 150th Anniversary of the Dayton VA Medical Center!
When: August 26-27, 2017
Route: Caesar State Park end-to-end on the Buckeye Trail.
Distance is 35 kilometers (22 miles).
Mark your calendars! The Dayton VA Medical Center celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017. To commemorate this important anniversary a yearlong series of events is planned including the Warrior 150 Hiking Challenge.
Founded two years after the Civil War, and once called the Dayton Soldiers Home, the Dayton VA Medical Center provides services to over 39,000 veterans each year. Veterans are our nation’s warriors, and to commemorate their valiant contributions and service to our nation, you are invited to participate in the Warrior 150 Hiking Challenge. Five challenge hikes, with four on the Buckeye Trail, are planned in 2017 to test your hiking endurance and celebrate our nation’s veterans. Hike with veterans, active duty military personnel, the Buckeye Trail Association, Dayton Hikers and the general public.
All hikes are free and open to the public. Event organizers are working with community groups to provide snacks, drinks, and support the hikers along the route.
The hikes can be completed in one or two days. To successfully complete the challenge you must complete four of the five challenge hikes. Any four of the challenge hikes will total at least 150 kilometers (93 miles). Participants will be recognized for completing the challenge.
This is a great way to experience the Buckeye Trail and get some exercise while showing you care about our nation’s veterans. The events concludes on Veteran’s Day in 2017 with a five mile celebration hike from downtown Dayton to the Dayton VA Medical Center. Get your hiking shoes on, show support to our Veterans, explore the Buckeye Trail and celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Dayton VA Medical Center.
More details are coming!
For more information about the Warrior 150 Hiking Challenge, visit: http://www.warrior150challenge.com
For more information about the Dayton VA Medical Center’s 150th Anniversary and a complete list of events please visit: www.daytonva150.com