Traverse City Race Supports Veterans

Competitors crawled through mud, ran up a mountain and competed in a race unlike any other — all in support of our veterans today.

It was the 2nd annual King of the Mountain event in Traverse City where teams and lone competitors raced.

Through a 5K course filled with military-like obstacles.

Teams representing each military branch and the Traverse City fire and sheriff’s departments competed.

Participant levels ranged from intense athletes to recreational competitors.

“All the military teams and all our first responders — their serving us all the time and it’s great to have a day like this for them,” said Matt Myers, event director.

Race proceeds went to Mt. Holiday, its host site, and to supporting local veterans.

People could also go to a Walgreens store in Traverse City to donate to the Grand Traverse Area Veterans Coalition.