Saturday, April 6, 2013

SOWW's Inagural 5k "Run With Warriors" Run / Walk

 It was a beautiful day for a 5K!

Over 200 Runners and Walkers of all ages showed up to support our Willing Warriors and to raise money for SOWW's Bull Run Warrior Retreat.  It was a heartwarming sight!

We felt so fortunate to have such great sponsors for our very first event.  We were proud to have your names next to ours on our banner.  We couldn't have done it without you!  Many, many thanks!

Jackie Glenn was our Master of Ceremonies and the Event Coordinator.  She had been working towards this day for a long time and all her hard work and planning really paid off.  Everyone had a wonderful time supporting a wonderful cause.  Cudos to you, Jackie!

Thanks to all of you who turned out to run, walk, stroll and saunter (and dance a little at the end).  We are so(ww) grateful!  We hope you had a wonderful morning with your fellow 'SOWWers' and we know that our warriors + families would have been touched to see all of you come out on their behalf.

Here are a few pictures that capture the spirit of the day!

We wanted to start with a good example  -- always warm up before you run!


Shirley Dominick shares the vision of creating The Bull Run Warrior Retreat with the 
5K participants.


And... THEY'RE OFF!!!

And we have a 1st Place Winner! 
(someone told me he went back and ran it again...)

Ahhh...  that lovely moment of crossing the Finish Line!

Finishing strong with a smile!

Some inspiring generational teamwork!

Cross that Line and then High Five!

A little victory dance by the SOWW team at the end.
(and I do mean the end...)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Welcome to Serve Our Willing Warriors new blog!

   Welcome to our new blog!  

We are so glad you found us and look forward to sharing updates and SOWW stories with you and hopefully hearing from you as well! 

This weekend marks both our first official event and our first television news interview! 

Our Inaugural "Run With Warriors" 5K Run/Walk (tomorrow)

SOWW + The Bull Run Warriors Retreat 

On Channel 4 News at 6pm tonight!   


Reporter David Culver of NBC Washington came out to Haymarket to talk with us about SOWW and visit the future home of Bull Run Warriors Retreat.  We spent a beautiful afternoon yesterday showing him around the property.  SOWW's Vice President, John Dominick, and Secretary, Jackie Glenn, answered questions about Serve Our Willing Warriors and our vision for the upcoming retreat.  We are very grateful for Mr. Culver's time and his great interest in our recovering Willing Warriors + Their Families.  

 Thank you David and Channel 4 news! 


 Above:  The property of the future home of Bull Run Warriors Retreat.

Tomorrow, April 6th:   

Our Inaugural 5k Event:  

SOWW's"Run With Warriors" 5k Run/Walk!


Packet Pick-up and Same-day Registration @ 7:30am - 8:30am 


We are thrilled to have over 200 registrants, but there is always room for more!  Our online registration is closed, but you can still register tomorrow morning before the event at the Dominion Valley Sports Pavilion (more info under the flyer below).  If you have already registered and cannot pick up your packet this evening, you can do so in the morning.  The 5K starts at 9am!


 If you do happen to attend the 5K, we would love your feedback on the event, so please revisit us and chime in.  This is our first event and we hope to make each successive year bigger and better.  So we would really love your input.  


We look forward to seeing everyone bright and early tomorrow!  

Let's Run With Warriors!


 Package Pickup:  Friday    April 5th, 2013
  From 6 pm - 8 pm 
@ Dominion Valley Sports Pavilion
15200 Arnold Palmer Dr. Haymarket, VA 

Race Day Registration 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Registration Fee :    
General Public $25.00
Wounded Warriors $10.00

Wheelchairs & Jogging Strollers Welcome!

If you have any additional questions about the 5k, please contact Jackie @