You may be asking yourself, "What is Semper?" We're so glad you asked! The U.S. Marines motto is Semper FI (short for Semper Fidelis) meaning, always FAITHFUL or LOYAL
Skip Wells was killed in a terrorist attack in Chattanooga, TN on July 16th, 2015. Skip loved his country and his life is evidence of his loyalty to his country. On April 29th, he would have turned 23. His mom wants his memory to live on, not only for his heroic death but for the fun life he led. Everyone who knew Skip knew he was all about having fun too! Join Cathy Wells and the rest of his family for a fun event to celebrate his birthday and his love for America!
All Participants get a Skip Wells Semper FIve K shirt and Dog Tag!
*Keep in mind, if we don’t know you’re coming, we cannot guarantee that we will have extra dogtag medals or a shirt your size. We expect for this race to sell out AGAIN! We will accept registrations 15 minutes just before the gun start but shirt sizes are not guaranteed after April 21st!
Did you know that the Skip Wells Semper FIve K is also a Virtual Race?
We are aware that not everyone can come on out to Kennesaw GA to run so we have expanded this race to reach out so other people can run and join in on the fun! Its super simple and still super fun! Register as a Virtual runner and simply post your run on the Skip Wells Foundation FB page. That way we can all celebrate your race! It would be great to take a selfie too! We'd like to hear about your experience. Then we mail you your shirt and dog tag medal!
Award categories for the 5K will be as follows:
Top Overall Male Finisher. Top Overall Female Finisher.
Top Overall Boy Finisher and Top Overall Girl Finisher.
All net proceeds will go to the Lance Corporal Skip Wells Foundation
It gets even better! We are holding this race at Kennesaw State University! They have a greenway that is absolutely beautiful! There is nothing like a good run where even the route is an experience in of itself! You get to run over bridges, next to a majestic lake and through a scenic forest!
Your support has been Awesome! For those of you who can't make it on race day, guess what? The Skip Wells Semper FIve K is now a Virtual Race! Submit your route here on this FB page and we'll send you your shirt and dog tag medal! It would be great to see a pic. of you too!
The race will take place rain or shine. However, if there is lightning or other dangerous conditions that may compromise the safety of the runners or volunteers, the event may be delayed or canceled at the discretion of the race planning team. Facebook is the best way to stay informed about weather-related cancellations.