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Sign Up Now for CMP’s Annual 5K & 1K Fun Run at Talladega Marksmanship Park
TALLADEGA, Ala. – Calling all runners! The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) will again host the annual CMP 5K Range Run & 1K Fun Run – set for Sept. 24, 2022, at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama.
The event is a USA Track & Field certified 5K race. Once again the CMP will partner with the Presbyterian Home for Children in Alabama.
As in the past, the CMP 5K Range Run & 1K Fun Run will follow a course designed along the paved pathways of the Talladega Marksmanship Park. The park’s 500 acres of scenic foothills allow an open space for all participants to enjoy. Runners will also have the chance to observe the several unique areas of the outdoor facility, like the 600-yard electronic highpower range, pistol bays, shotgun sporting clay fields and archery range.
Ample parking is available onsite, with clean restrooms located throughout the grounds and a fully-stocked CMP Store located within the park’s Club House.
The 5K race will begin at 7 a.m., with the 1K Fun Run following at 8 a.m. Awards will be administered to the top three overall males and top three overall females, along with individual age group awards. Door prizes will also be drawn at random.
Entry fees for the 5K are $18 before Aug. 31, 2022, and $25 after that date. Members of the military and their families or members of the Anniston or Gadsden Runners Club or the Birmingham Track Club may enter for $15. Entry for the 1K Fun Run is $5. There are no discounts after Sept. 1, 2022.
Those interested may register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/Talladega/CMP5KRangeRun. For more information, email CMP’s Matt Camp at [email protected]. We hope to see you there!
About the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park:
Aptly named “The Home of Marksmanship,” the park is a worthy destination for firearm supporters and guests looking for practice, competition and mindful learning opportunities. Featuring CMP electronic targets and scoring monitors that can only be found at the 500-acre facility, the park regularly hosts rifle, pistol and shotgun events all year long. The CMP’s Unknown Distance Range at Talladega also allows guests to practice their skills in the field of over 100 steel targets, out to 625 yards, while the 20-lane life-size 3D target Archery Range provides even more marksmanship fun at the Park.
The public is welcome daily, all year long, to test out their firearms or to simply take a tour of the grounds. Off of the firing line, the Club House holds a fully stocked Pro Shop that includes an exclusive collection of rifles, ammunition, marksmanship accessories and CMP memorabilia that is always open during park hours. Visit the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/ranges/talladega-marksmanship-park/ to learn more.
About CMP Youth Events:
The CMP’s youth programs reach hundreds of young adults through outreach endeavors and matches held at its Anniston and Talladega, Alabama, facilities, as well as at its Port Clinton, Ohio, location. In addition, the CMP conducts summer camps to teach marksmanship skills, discipline and teamwork that are necessary to compete in shooting events. These camps are conducted in various locations throughout the U.S. through the use of its mobile and traveling target systems. Learn more about the CMP at https://thecmp.org/.
About the Presbyterian Home for Children:
Raising Hopes, Growing Confidence, & Nurturing Faith Since 1868. The Presbyterian Home for Children serves children, young adults, and families from throughout Alabama who seek healing and hope for their precious lives. To learn more, visit www.phfc.org.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.
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