Letter from the Race Director
On September 8, 2020, Lieutenant Colonel Shelli Huether and two fellow Tennessee Air National Guard members (Captain Jessica Wright and Senior Master Sargent Scott Bumpus) were involved in a fatal plane crash near the Warren County Memorial Airport in McMinnville, TN. Their current assignment was with the 118th Wing in Nashville, TN which specializes in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR).
Shelli is a dear friend of mine and while on this earth, she had a servant’s heart and spent countless hours volunteering with the USO, Operation Stand Down, and many other charities and non-profit organizations. She also loved to run and pushed herself hard…always setting new running goals to accomplish. It’s one of the reasons why we became such great friends.
My goal with setting up this race, is to honor my amazing friend…while raising money for a couple of different charities in her name.
The inaugural 2020 event took place November 21-23, 2020. The 2nd annual race will take place Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the beautiful Sarah Benson Park in Thompson’s Station, TN. There is also a virtual option for those who would like to participate virtually. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Want to participate in the event, but you don’t want to walk or run? That’s okay, because you can donate, help to fundraise, volunteer at the event, or become a sponsor! ANYTHING you want to do would be a great blessing and huge help! 🙂
We will be donating all money raised (minus the expenses) to two charities:
(1) USO: Shelli worked in the Nashville BNA location of the USO all of the time. Caring for other military members was Shelli’s passion. She fought for Airman all the way to Generals.
(2) Lantern Lane Farm in Mt. Juliet, TN: This is a beautiful counseling center located on a ranch with horses that specializes in grief counseling.
I look forward to sharing in this journey with you!
Race Director (and a great friend of Shelli’s)
I’m very grateful for News 4 Nashville who came out to interview me for the 2020 event so that they could create a news story. They put together a powerful piece.