Eglin announces changes to its annual fitness events

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Special to the Northwest Florida Daily News
Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 03:10 PM.

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.

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