Wounded Warrior Run
New Braunfels and Canyon Lake, TX
On September 19, 2009, the second annual 17.2 Mile Wounded Warrior Run was held in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The run/race began in a light rain, however, it ended on a sunny morning. The course consisted of many curves, with some hills, as it stretched along the beautiful Guadalupe River (home of the finest river tubing in Texas). This year we added a Military Trophy for the military team who would place first in the event. Being Marines, we assembled our military ?team? the night before (we wanted to ?adapt and overcome?) and we almost took the trophy home!
We placed 2nd (of military teams), 3rd place over all, of twenty nine teams, with an outstanding time of 1:57:57. Our team consisted of ?salty? Marines (in their 40?s and 50?s), L ? R, Sgt. Scott Glazener,
MSgt Oscar Gutierrez, Sgt. James Eastland (in the orange shirt and the ?race coordinator?), MGySgt Joe Sepulveda, Sgt Diaz (the youngester of the team) and SSgt R.A.Ramirez.
The first place winning team consisted of Army soldiers, in their 20?s, who are an actual running team on a local San Antonio military base. However, I guarantee you, they felt the heat and the pressure of the USMC! Increditably, our first leg runner, MSgt Oscar Gutierrez, not only ran a fast starting time for our Marine team, he also completed the entire 17.2 mile course in a super fast time. As well, his wife ran the same course in an outstanding time. Marines, we let everyone know we are always prepared for battle, even in the shortest notice! A SPECIAL thanks to Sgt Grit and his staff for the outstanding purchase price of our race shirts (see the photograph). The event was for a wonderful cause, we asked Sgt Grit to step up the plate and they did without hesitation. I have to admit ?we looked great? in our Sgt Grit shirt and the other teams could NOT touch the anchor and globe! Uuuuuuuraaaah!!!!
For more information about this annual September event, in the Texas Hill Country, please log onto our website at https://www.signmeup.com/65684.