We are excited to share with you our 9th Annual Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Virtual 5K Experience!

We have been told that the Boulevard of the Brave is a highlight of our annual 5K event.  We are excited to bring that to you in a couple of different virtual formats!

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Announcing!

The Boulevard of the Brave is a powerful experience!

It is an amazing opportunity to honor our 31 Heroes along the 3.1 mile race course. We honor each fallen warrior by placing a memorial sign at each 1/10 mile marker. It is such an honor to hold one of these signs.

Thank you to Mike Lovell for leading this effort.  Please read the credits at the end for the special people that helped Mike make this possible.

We are excited to share this Boulevard of the Brave tribute video with our virtual 5K participants.

Boulevard Tribute

If you are missing the opportunity to run the entire length of the course, we have the video just for you!  Set the pace on your treadmill and check out this extended long version of the Boulevard of the Brave.

Boulevard Full Course

Maybe you would like to have a reminder of the songs streaming during our 5K event.  Thank you to our great friend Aaron Gregory (DJ Aaron G) who helps us every year!  Aaron put together this special playlist for our virtual runners to enjoy!

Make It Count Playlist

In our effort to continue to honor the 31 heroes of Extortion 17 (one seven), we are excited to share our virtual tour of the Memorial Chinook.

You choose how to move around inside the helicopter. Just advance your movements by clicking in the direction you want to go. Feel free to explore above, below, and around, just like you are actually inside the aircraft.

You may stop and click the circle button above any one of the individual photographs for a picture and biography for that hero.

The individual biographies of each fallen warrior are best viewed on a device other than a mobile phone.  The tributes were borrowed with permission from veterantributes.org.

Thank you to Jeremy Piper, Jason Piper, and the US Army Reserve 7th Battalion / 158th Aviation Regiment.

Extortion 17 Memorial

 

 

If you are looking for motivation for your own virtual 5K experience, please feel free to watch this amazing recording and video of the singing of the national anthem and the presentation of our nation’s flag.

Thank you to DeAnna Murguia, Jorge San Jose, American Legion Leroy Hill Post #19, and the US Army Reserve 7th Battalion / 158th Aviation Regiment.

National Anthem

Chalk Art Competition for Artists (Age 12 and under)

Timeline:  Contest will run between 7/18 until 8/5.

Rules of Entry:

Share a photo of the completed chalk art and the artist’s first name and age to our Facebook or Instagram pages and tag Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count 5K.

Entries will be curated and shared in an album and the winner will be selected at random after 8/5.

Prize:  The winning artist will receive a $50 gift card to Blue Chip Cookies & Ice Cream in Leawood, Kansas.

LET THE CHALK ART COMMENCE!

And remember to register for the Virtual 5K!

Register Here

Welcome to our Virtual Vendor place!

We will miss walking through the booth area and seeing our amazing group of partners, donors, and beneficiaries this year.  Please join us and take a virtual tour of our participating vendors.