Last year, runners, walkers, supporters and veterans from across the country gathered in Lynchburg, Va. for the first annual Desmond T. Doss Fun Run and Walk in honor of the celebrated American hero. Doss, who grew up in Lynchburg, was a corporal in the United States Army and a conscientious objector who served as a medic during World War II and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery.
Billy Wright, race coordinator and assistant principal at the Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy, says the race was the fulfillment of a 10-year dream. “This race provides us with a rare opportunity to share with our community the God that Desmond Doss served and to financially support the school that bears his name. While Doss prayed for God to help him ‘save just one more,’ our prayer is through this race we will continually be able to reach one more student.”
The second annual memorial race will be held this year on Oct. 14th at the Riverfront Park in Lynchburg, Va. Register now!