CAMP TOCCOA at Currahee D-DAY WEEKEND
May 31 - June 1, 2024
D-Day marks one of the most significant dates in the history of WWII with the invasion of Normandy. Many of the soldiers involved with that operation trained at Camp Toccoa.
D-Day weekend at Camp Toccoa at Currahee is a time where we salute those brave individuals and all who served our country. It is also a time for those interested in the Camp and it's mission to come together to support the effort by attending our Banquet and / or run up Currahee Mountain.
Friday, May 31, 2024
6 PM Festivities Begin / 7 PM Dinner
Guest Speaker: Ben Wax, Jr.
Get ready for an evening of living history as we welcome Ben Wax, Jr. as our distinguished guest speaker for our banquet.
Mr. Wax, Jr. will be sharing stories and anecdotes about his father Captain Ben Wax, Sr. who commanded Alpha Company of the 501st Infantry Parachute Regiment during WWII.
Join us for an inspiring journey through the heroic legacy of Captain Ben Wax, Sr. as his son honors his memory -- the sacrifices and, in particular, the life changing events while stationed at Camp Toccoa.
It's an evening not just of remembrance but a heartfelt tribute to the courage that shaped the course of history.
Guest Speaker , Ben Wax, Jr.
Silent Auction and other items to support Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Inc will be available.
Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Inc Gift shop will be open both before and after festivities featuring unique items only available at this gift shop.
$75 per person / $700 for a reserved table of 8
To purchase individual tickets or a reserved table using a credit card,
please visit our online store
To purchase individual tickets or a reserved table using a check, please print out and mail the form below.
Saturday, June 1, 2024
10K RUN / MEMORIAL WALK
7AM CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION
rain or shine / no refunds
D-Day is the perfect time to honor the soldiers who trained at Camp Toccoa and all veterans who jumped at Normandy on June 6, 1944. The 10K Run and Memorial Walk will take you in the footsteps of the 18,000 who trained on Currahee Mountain during WWII.
Registration: $35 per person if registered by (or postmarked by) May 13, 2024. Late registration and day of registration $40 per person
Awards: Only for the 10K. Overall Male/Female, Overall Masters Male/Female and the top three (3) finishers in each age group: 10 & Under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-79, 80 & older.
Timing and Results: Finish line management and results provided by Classic Race Services with results posted to:
Shirts and Goodies: Are guaranteed to those who register by 5/13/2024. Those who register after that date and on race day are not guaranteed a shirt or size. A limited number will be available on race day and given on a first come first serve basis. There will be plenty of refreshments.
Course: The course is partly paved but mostly dirt roads that go to the top of Currahee Mountain. It is a tough and hilly course.
Series Affiliation: Black Bag Race Series
Proceeds: All proceeds from the events will be used for the Camp Toccoa at Currahee Project to preserve the Legacy of Leadership exemplified by the men who trained there. Thank you for supporting the event and celebrating the Greatest Generation!
More Info: In case of rain, the races will go on. Delay of the start may happen in case of severe weather in the area at race time. If severe weather continues, then the race director or local authorities may make the call to cancel the race at that time. Sorry, no refunds.
Pre-registration my mail is available now. Print out the below PDF form and mail along with a check.
Online at RunSignUp
Show your support for Camp Toccoa at Currahee by becoming a corporate or individual sponsor for the Annual D-Day run up and down Currahee Mountain.
As a sponsor you receive visibility on the back of the event shirt, runner registrations, event shirts and on this website.
For more info, download the sponsorship form below.
Sample of the front of the event shirt
To become a sponsor, please download our sponsorship form. Kindly return by May 1, >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
D-Day Run Sponsorship Levels / cash, check or charge accepted.
General Sponsor Level $2500 includes: top tier business logo, 6 registrations and shirts.
Colonel Sponsor Level $1000 includes: second tier business logo, 5 runner registrations and shirts
Major Sponsor Level $500: includes third tier business logo, 4 runner registrations and shirts.
Captain Sponsor Level:$250 includes fourth tier business logo, 3 runner registrations and shirts.
Lieutenant Sponsor level $100 intended for individuals (not businesses) includes: name on the shirt, 2 runner registrations and shirts.
Business logo artwork due to us by May 1st. IF desired, please email us for runner registration forms at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other ways to support Camp Toccoa
1. Making a donation in the amount of your choosing (donation) Check or credit card accepted. OR
2. Perhaps consider supporting the restoration of a C-47 airplane -- an integral piece of equipment that helped the Allies win WWII
3. OR purchase the Camp Toccoa at Currahee Challenge Coin for yourself or to give as gifts.
Thank you for your support!
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