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.