The race is on.
The Capt. Timothy J. Moshier Memorial 5K Run/Walk is gearing with festivities to begin on Friday, April 25, and races for kids and adults to be held the next day on Saturday, April 26. And the runners themselves will be joined by the former CNN Warrior One Humvee.
Warrior One was the Humvee used by the international cable news outlet to report on the war in Iraq, and it will take part in both days of the memorial run. The nationally recognized Humvee will lead more than 600 expected runners at the start of the race.
Moshier died a little more than two years ago while serving in Iraq when his Apache helicopter was shot down by enemy fire. He was an Army captain and a Bethlehem High School graduate.
His widow, Katie Moshier, has been a strong advocate for veterans and helped found the race in her late husband's honor last year.
\This race is a tremendous opportunity for us all to come together and remember Tim, said Katie Moshier. "We are excited to welcome Warrior One to our race and join it in supporting our troops."
Proceeds from the event will go to the Fisher House and the BC Endowment Fund for a
scholarship in memory of Moshier.
In addition to being on hand for the run and walk, Warrior One will be making appearances in support of the race at the Bethlehem Town Hall in Delmar from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 25, and at the Bethlehem Middle School from 7-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26.
The Tot Trot, a 26.2 yard race for 2-4 year olds will start a 8 a.m., a kid's race for 5-11 year olds will start at 8:15 a.m, and the 5K run/walk will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Tickets are currently on sale and will continue to be until the morning of the race. The registration fee is $15 before race day, and $20 the morning of, and the kids race and tot trot are free. For more information, contact Katie Moshier at 788-7280 or visit the race website at www.timsrace.com.