Carry The Load Relay Comes Through Chattanooga Thursday

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Carry The Load 2014 National Relay is coming through Chattanooga on Thursday as a part of a 27-day, 2,000 mile national march to honor heroes that have fallen in the line of duty. 

This relay, which began in West Point, N.Y., and ends in Dallas, Tx., provides an opportunity for Americans to remember, honor, and celebrate the nation's heroes.  

Anyone can join the National Relay at any point along the route and walk for as long as they would like. The purpose of this relay is to restore the meaning of Memorial Day by connecting Americans to the sacrifices of the military, law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel.

Hundreds, possibly even thousands, of Chattanooga and surrounding area residents, which include military, law enforcement officers, firefighters and local citizens, are participating in this national relay.

Where:

12 a.m. – McDonald’s, 142 Carbondale Road SW, Dalton
2 a.m. – Neo Turf, 2702 S. Dixie Hwy., Dalton
4 a.m. – Academy Sports and Outdoors, 865 Shugard Road, Dalton
6 a.m. – Tunnel Hill Golf Club, 3449 Chattanooga Road, Tunnel Hill
8 a.m. – Chattanooga Road and Cherokee Valley Road, Ringgold
10 a.m. – Battlefield Pkwy. And Battlefield Dr., Ringgold 12 p.m. – Chick-Fil-A, 1137 Battlefield Pkwy., Fort Oglethorpe
2 p.m. – Clifton Baptist Church, 3616 Rossville Blvd., Chattanooga
4 p.m. – Hub Endurance Bike Shop, 17 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga
6 p.m. – Fire Station 17, 628 Signal Mountain Road, Chattanooga
7 p.m. – Taft Hwy. and Big Fork Road, Signal Mountain
8 p.m. – Rankin Ave. and Wilhoit St., Dunlap
10 p.m. – Tram Trail and Hwy. 8/11, Dunlap
11 p.m. – Hwy. 8/11 and Black Mountain Road, Dunlap
 
The National Relay also raises awareness and resources for Carry The Load’s nonprofit partners, including Team RWB, T*A*P*S, Snowball Express, and Heroes on the Water. The funds generated support these national organizations with visibility and connections.
 
Visit CarryTheLoad.org to learn more.


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