An organized charity walk gives purpose to ambulation, directing feet on a marked course instead of letting them run wild across hot pavement or the newly painted ceiling of the British House of Lords. Set a course for a good cause with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one ticket to Walk for Warriors Charlotte, which takes place Saturday, October 15 at McAlpine Creek Park, hosted by the Wounded Warrior Project (a $30 value).
The Wounded Warrior Project lays down a gauntlet of goodwill with the first annual Walk for Warriors Charlotte event, a 4.5-, 7.5-, or 15-mile jaunt in support of U.S. soldiers. Before they set off at the 9 a.m. start time, walkers can visit the Honor Station, where participants pay respect to a military member by having his or her name written on their walk shirt or aerodynamic catsuit. A course map charts the stroll’s progress as it journeys past a small lake, two Clif Bar snack stations, and three water stations before tumbling across the finish line to a provided boxed lunch. Everyone who crosses the finish gets a Believe in heroes dog tag, and all walkers who complete the 7.5- or 15-mile loops enter into a raffle for a 37-inch flat-screen television, perfect for propping open windows when the smoke alarm goes off. Along with live entertainment and games for kids, the event features raffles that award race gear, gift certificates to local restaurants, and tickets to sporting events. Participants may register and pick up packets two days before the event by checking the schedule of events for an idea of when and where to do so, and the first 50 people to purchase today’s deal will receive a free water bottle.
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