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DDR Dash & After Party

Support our efforts to make our communities drug-free

About the event

The South Plains Young Marines are hosting a 5K walk/run at Mackenzie Park in Lubbock, TX on October 15th, 2022 to promote a healthy and drug-free lifestyle and to commemorate Enrique "Kiki" Camerena and the sacrifice him and thousands of agents and officers make daily to make our world a safer place.

The Young Marines DDR (Drug Demand Reduction) Dash 5K is part of our national Red Ribbon Week efforts and living a healthy and drug-free lifestyle is one of the pillars of the Young Marine program. The Young Marines "Closing the Date on Drugs" initiative focuses our drug demand reduction efforts on raising awareness of common gateway drugs that are either in homes or neighborhoods.

The After Party will include (information updated on 10/10/2022)

  • Food Trucks (Bondi Bowls)

  • Challenge Zone

  • Kids Zone

  • Vendors (South Plains Young Marines, Gene Messer Auto Group, Marine Officers Selection Office, and more)

  • DJ Slick

  • Young Marine Birthday Ceremony

  • Special Guests (Texas Tech Masked Rider & the Texas Tech Pom Squad)

Event Times & Activities

7:00-8:00 AM

Racer Check-in

Day of Event Registration (if open)

Race participants must check in during this time at the Check-In Table. 

If there are open race spots available, Day Of Registration will take place during this time and can be done at the Registration Table.

8:00-8:45 AM

General public welcome

Opening Ceremony

The general public are welcome to attend the opening ceremony and see the racers off at the starting line.

Opening Ceremony will begin at 8:15 AM and complete at 8:45 AM.

9:00 AM

Race starts

Racers will start the race. Good luck! Vendor booths and After Party activities will be open to the public during this time.

9:15-10:00 AM

Welcome racers

Be ready at the finish line to cheer on the racers! Vendor booths and After Party activities will be open to the public during this time.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

TTU Masked Rider

Get your Guns Up for your photo opp with the newest Texas Tech Masked Rider and meet Centennial Champion! #wreckem

12:00-12:30 PM

Young Marines Birthday Ceremony

Celebrate the Young Marine birthday with us as we conduct a traditional birthday ceremony, award our Young Marines and share in some cake with us.

2:00 PM

Event Ends

That's a wrap! Thanks for coming and see you next year!

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