Drew Kostic Memorial 5K Tough Run
The 5th annual DK5K (Drew Kostic Memorial 5K Tough Run) was a huge success. Many showed up Saturday, August 14, 2021, laced up their shoes, and were ready to give their best to the muddy Tough Run course in Copemish, Michigan. The obstacle style tough run is hosted by the Traverse City-based nonprofit 22 2 None and aims to build awareness of veteran suicide. It honors Drew Kostic, a U.S. Marine veteran who died by suicide in 2016.
Volunteers put in uncounted hours of work to put the course together and operate the different stations around the course as runners navigated the rough terrain. Each runner was motivated by their own personal reasons. Whether they had lost a loved one to suicide or have a passion for helping those who are either struggling with suicidal thoughts or are family or friends of loved ones who have completed suicide, the passion to raise awareness and bring about change was the same for all.
Runners were faced with hills and valleys, obstacles to hurdle, a muddy slip and slide, and mud bogs to conquer as they made their way to the finish line. Congratulations to all the award recipients. Each runner was a winner as every effort made to raise suicide awareness is a win to the Veteran Community.
Great job Ray McDaniel and the board of 22 2 None, for putting together such a successful and impactful event!
Here’s a video of the awards ceremony –> https://fb.watch/7vBcVZ6TZ2/
If you want to know more, visit 222none.org and find out how you can help raise awareness and fight Veteran suicide in your community.”