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Minuteman Muster 5k/8K

Please join us on May 20, 2023, Armed Forces Day, for the Minuteman Muster 5k or 8k Run/ Ruck. You’re invited to run or walk with us as well as “carry the weight of the fallen” with a 35lb. rucksack.


The Minuteman Muster 5K & 8K is part of an open house event at the North Carolina National Guard Military Center (near the North Carolina State Fairgrounds). The run includes USATF Certified 5K and 8K races, a National Guard & Emergency Services open house, and fun activities for everyone including food and refreshments following the event.  Registration ends on the morning of the race and includes a race t-shirt (if available), swag bag, and race medal. We kindly ask that you please register no later than May 1st to ensure you receive a race t-shirt.


Runners and spectators will enjoy an open house featuring military, emergency management, and law enforcement equipment displays, and other fun activities. Enjoy the premium race experience provided by Precision Race with state-of-the-art Jaguar timing, real-time race results, and automated finish line photography. 


The race will begin promptly at 7:15am following the National Anthem.


North Carolina National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters

1636 Gold Star Drive

Raleigh, NC 27607


All proceeds from the event benefit Military Missions in Action. Founded in 2008, Military Mission in Action (MMIA) is dedicated to assisting Veterans in need, members of all Armed Forces, and their loving, supporting families through three programs:


Operation Building Hope, which provides home modification services to ensure that Veterans with mental and physical disabilities can live independently in their homes.


Homes For Healing which provides new or gently-used furniture and household goods to formerly homeless Veterans; and Fill The Footlocker which provides support to active-duty service members and military working dogs serving in combat zones along with North Carolina homeless Veterans with health and hygiene items, clothing, shoes, and blankets.


MMIA is a registered 501(c)3 organization and a Gold GuideStar nonprofit Headquartered in Fuquay-Varina, NC with an additional location in the Southern Pines area, which provides services for all 100 counties in the state. Over the past 14 years, Military Missions In Action has assisted nearly 127,000 Veterans and their family members while ensuring that $0.91 of every $1.00 raised goes directly to support our programs.

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