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Early Registration Receives $15 discount per runner through August 1st

Destin, FL  – On Saturday, September 30th, 2017, the Andrew Weathers Memorial Foundation will be hosting their annual fundraising run at The Crab Trap in Destin, FL. This year’s run will include a beach 5k as well as a fun run and obstacle course for kids. The run kicks off at 8 am. The after party and silent auction will directly follow the timed run including drinks and The Crab Trap’s signature jambalaya.

Early registration pricing is $30 per runner before August 1st. After August 1st, registration increases to $45 per runner. The VIP package includes a custom 2017 AWMF RUN shirt and two additional after-party drink tickets.  VIP packages can be purchased at any time for $60 per runner. All runners receive an AWMF water bottle and one after-party drink ticket. The Crab Trap will be serving their signature Bloody Mary.

The 2017 “Never Forget Run” will begin with an Honor and Remember Ceremony, offering a way for the community to pay respects to the Special Forces soldiers who have given their life for our country including Andrew, who gave his life for our freedom on September 30th, 2014.  American flags will be offered to runners to wave as they run the beaches of the Emerald Coast. Awards will be given to the first three finishers and kids will have a chance to run through an obstacle course at the 5K finish. A silent auction will accompany the fundraiser and will be live on Friday, September 29th for early mobile bidding. Auction items include a BOTE board, an afternoon boat cruise, gift cards to all of your favorite restaurants, a vacation rental stay from My Vacation Haven, and more.

To register for the run, visit The Crab Trap is located at 3500 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541. All proceeds from the run go to benefit Gold Star Families.

About Andrew Weathers Memorial Foundation: On October 17, 2014, Andrew was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Upon his funeral, his family realized the Army lacked a program that would support families revisiting the graves of their loved ones. This realization laid the groundwork for the Andrew Weathers Memorial Foundation. Their mission is to honor families of fallen soldiers by providing trips to Arlington National Cemetery and their purpose is to raise awareness and meet the needs of Special Forces Soldiers and their families.

September 30th is a significant day for the Andrew Weathers Memorial Foundation and for all who served with Andrew. The Foundation was formed after Andrew was killed in action on September 30th, 2014 in the Kajaki Provence of Afghanistan during a 48-hour firefight. Andrew was an 18 Delta on ODA 7221, 7th Special Forces Group. Now buried in Arlington National Cemetery, his family quickly realized the lack of support and opportunity for families to visit the grave of their loved one after the funeral. The Foundation was created to support Gold Star families, raising funds to send them back to Arlington and to honor Andrew’s memory.

Media Contacts:

Mike, Carrie, & Dusten Weathers | Founders of AWMF |

Evan Lacenski | Special Forces Relations |

Jordan Lacenski | Marketing | | (336) 652-2677