JROTC Cadets attempt to break a World Record in honor of 100th Anniversary

Published 8:23 am Wednesday, April 20, 2016

CORDELE — Crisp County High School Cougar Battalion will celebrate the 100th JROTC Anniversary by hosting the Cordele location of the largest run in military history. The Fun Run will be held worldwide on April 23, 2016, with our local event at Crisp Regional Hospital. As part of a worldwide commemoration of the Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) Anniversary, the Fun Run is a one-of-a-kind event that allows participants around the world to run together, with each time zone’s start time synchronized to 3:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time. Our local Fun Run will begin at 11:00 AM. Registration is open now and the public is encouraged to participate to support JROTC and help the Cadets break the world record. Crisp County High JROTC is encouraging all JROTC and ROTC alumni to join them for the event, either as a participant or a volunteer.
The event begins at 11:00 AM time at Crisp Regional Hospital with the route going South on 7th Street, then East on 24th Avenue, then North on Greer Street, then East on Central Avenue and finishing in the Home Depot parking lot. Please visit active.com and search JROTC 100th for the location nearest you to find and register for a Fun Run or visit JROTCAnniversary.com for more information!
Background: JROTC stands for Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps. It is a military-supported high school program whose purpose is to educate high school students in leadership roles while making them aware of the benefits of active citizenship. The JROTC curriculum emphasizes academics, citizenship, character development, leadership skills, physical fitness, and community service.
Contact: Lt. Col. Kenneth D. Kirk USA (ret), Senior Army Instructor, JROTC