The Returning Warrior 10-Miler is made up of three events, each held within scenic Otsiningo Park on Binghamton’s North Side. For ambitious runners, the main event will be the 10-Miler which consists of 2 laps from the main park to Otsiningo North and back. There will also be a 5-mile race for those who still want to support the cause but may not be ready for the full 10 miles. A kids run will also follow the completion of the longer races. We encourage participants of all abilities and regardless of military status. Everyone knows someone who has served or who has been affected by a traffic collision and we want everyone involved. If you don’t want to run, that’s fine too. We encourage people to get out and have fun by walking, bringing the dog or even road marching with your buddies. There are discounts for team signups as well as for veterans. Details are on the registration page.
The Returning Warrior 10-Miler is a project of the Broome County STOP-DWI Program and is in support of the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group (STVSG) held to heighten awareness about service member’s transition from the dangers of warzone driving to the new risks they face on our public highways here at home. Motor vehicles crashes have quickly become the leading cause of deathamong veterans in the early years after returning from deployment according to the Veterans Administration. The Returning Warrior Study released in 2012 by USAA indicates a 13 percent increase in at-fault accidents for troops within the first six months of returning from deployments. This number increases as the number of deployments increase and the age of the veteran decreases.