EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE The 96th Force Support Squadron announced changes Thursday to the annual fitness events held on the base each year.


EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE The 96th Force Support Squadron announced changes Thursday to the annual fitness events held on the base each year.



Starting in 2014, the annual Gate-to-Gate Run will be moved to the Saturday preceding Memorial Day to provide the local community with a fitness-oriented event to honor the sacrifices of veterans.



In the past, the race was held on Memorial Day; however, the change of day allows Eglin to preserve this community event in a more cost-effective manner and ensure its future success.



Eglin has hosted the Gate-to-Gate Run for 28 years with more than 2,000 participants each year.



In addition, the 96th FSS is replacing the My First Tri with four new adventure and theme-based athletic events. My First Tri will be replaced by events in March, May, late summer and October that appeal to a broad spectrum of athletic competitors and skill levels.



The 96th FSS remains committed to providing superior athletic events in order to encourage fitness and health throughout the Eglin community.