• When: 2019-10-26
  • QIC: Thumbs Up
  • The PAX: ALL F3 Nation PAX, their M’s and 2.0s and anyone else (spectate and support or register to run).


Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019; 6:00 am
Register: Go Leo Go!
Discount Code: Half Off coupon code “F3leo” (Quantity UNLIMITED)
More Info:
If you don’t know what YHC is talking about –  watch this video for the 2017 Go Leo Go Event ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq4Zicujj8A

Gentlemen – as many of you have already seen and heard, SPEED FOR NEED is coming BACK to the Midlands!

A little over two years ago we here in the Midlands were introduced to SPEED FOR NEED at this very race.  Back in those days SPEED FOR NEED was in it’s infancy. Now SPEED FOR NEED has grown into a TRUE PHENOM! Now we have an opportunity to once again Participate in the 6th Annual Go Leo Go! and answer the question of WHO PUSHES WHO!

We are calling on the men of Lake Murray, Lexington, Columbia and surrounding regions to be there and share this very special event (Leo’s Birthday!).

Pick Up Speed For Need Trailers from Charlotte before the race day (2 or more pax)
Set Up Speed For Need “Camp Site” (8-12 Pax)
Push one of eight chairs rolling (8-24 pax)
Photograph and Film Before the Race, During the Race & Post Race (4 plus Pax)
Carry Shovel Flags (unlimited Pax)
“Man” the Speed For Need Tent (4 plus Pax)
Surround these Track Commanders and their families (ALL THE PAX WE CAN GET)
Return Speed For Need Trailers to Charlotte after the race day (2 or more pax)
Please HC for any of these needed positions to YHC (@troyafite or email [email protected])

We are also still accepting HC’s for Track Commanders.  If you know a possible TC, contact YHC or have them register at: https://speedforneed.org/track-commander-information/

ALL F3 Nation PAX, their M’s and 2.0s and anyone else (spectate and support or register to run).  Please bring your family to run, walk, ruck and cheer (Strollers are welcome).  HC below.


Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 7:00 am: Race Day Registration begins
7:30 am: Shirt Pickup
8:30 am: Race begins
8:45 am: 1-mile Family Walk
Leo’s Birthday Celebration begins after the Lionheart Dash and awards
Cost: $30: 5K Race and Family Walk
$15: Kids 12 and under
Free: Lionheart Dash
Half Off coupon code “F3leo” (Quantity UNLIMITED)
Location: Saluda Shoals
6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29212
Please note, this is the new East Side Park Entrance
Deadlines: Online registration for the 5K Race and Family Walk closes on October 24, 2019
Timing: The race will be officially timed by FasTrak

MEETING POINT: F3 Nation SPEED FOR NEED tent in event courtyard (look for the racing chairs! and shovel flags)
HOST F3 REGION: F3 Lexington ( https://www.f3midlands.com/regions/lexington )
REGION Q: Thumbs Up (@troyafite)
SWAG: Speed For Need shirts will also be available for purchase.  Shirts are $20.
You can buy our SPEED FOR NEED patches at the  online store.

Don’t miss this chance to help continue the MISSION of SPEED FOR NEED.

The mission of SPEED FOR NEED is to raise awareness and foster inclusion of those with a special need through participation in fitness events supported by the men of F3 Nation.

We push Track Commanders (riders with a special need) in customized racing wheelchairs to help them participate in and complete fitness events such as 5Ks, 10Ks, or marathons – experiences that they would not be able to have on their own.

Track Commanders lead the way in every SPEED FOR NEED event. The synergy created between the Track Commanders, drivers, runners, and spectators helps:

  • raise awareness for social causes
  • encourage inclusion
  • connect Track Commanders with F3 Nation and the overall fitness community

The Track Commanders motivate us and others to step up, engage, and be servant leaders. So the question stands…

Our Five Core Principles Are:

  • Participation in SPEED FOR NEED Events are always free of charge to athlete-riders (Track Commanders)
  • Participation in a SPEED FOR NEED Event is available to all those unable to complete a race on their own accord
  • All Track Commanders will be met and fitted in a racing chair by an experienced F3 Nation driver, prior to the event, in order to ensure the highest level of safety
  • The primary driver of the racing chair is a trained, responsible, member of F3 Nation, or has been approved by SPEED FOR NEED leadership
  • The event Q is responsible for drafting a preblast, backblast, and coordinating the creation of a basic photo/video collection of the event, for the benefit of the Track Commanders and to memorialize the event.

Proudly Submitted by YHC

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