Since our inception, the St. Michael's All Airborne Chapter participated in community events that promote military service, patriotism and assistance for veterans. Our members are engaged in helping our veterans and deployed airborne units. We also work with our local High School JROTC programs to recognize deserving cadets and present them with the 82nd Airborne Division JROTC Medal and certificate. 


The Chapter accomplishes its mission by conducting fund raisers to generate funds to assist our veterans with much needed financial help. 


Our Chapter meeting held at the Boone VFW on May 22, 2021. We discussed ways to help veterans but our concentration was on the upcoming Hooah Oorah All the Way 5K and 10K Road Race. We had a good turn out but we want to see you there next time. After the meeting we ate some great BBQ in Blowing Rock.




On Saturday, 11 September 2021, the 20th Anniversary of 9-11, we will be co-hosting the HOOAH OORAH ALL THE WAY 5K & 10K road race with the family of David West.  David was a young Marine who tragically took his own life, but his memory lives on through his family’s efforts to stem the tide of Veteran and Military suicide.

The net proceeds of this race will be evenly divided between Stop Soldier Suicide, a great non-profit based out of Winston Salem, and the St Michael’s All Airborne Chapter.

Below is a button to register for the race, as well as a means to become a “phantom runner” for those who wish to participate but not run/walk.  It also provides a means to donate to our cause.

The primary way money is raised for a race like ours is to obtain sponsors; corporate, individual businesses, and individuals.  All monies raised from our race sponsors will go to our to help Veterans and Soldiers & their families in need.

Please find attached a copy of a letter to prospective sponsors detailing everything, as well as a matrix of the 4 sponsor levels, what benefits they will receive as sponsors, and details of what Stop Soldier Suicide and the St Michael’s All Airborne Chapter do.

It would be most effective to send a check to the following address:

St Michael’s All Airborne Chapter

1012 Astoria Parkway

Catawba, NC 28609

All donations are tax deductible through the 82nd Airborne Division Association’s 501(c)3 status, and our Chapter.


361 5th Ave SE
Conover, NC US 28613


The Peter and Tammy West Family and the St Michael’s All Airborne Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Association have teamed together to host the inaugural HOOAH OORAH ALL THE WAY 5K & 10K to raise funds and awareness to the needs of Veterans and Veteran Families.  Join ELITE runners, JROTC, Veterans and others supportive of our Veterans in this great event! Please make plans to join us on Saturday, September 11th at 8:30 a.m.

Phantom Runner

Can't participate and would still like to support our event and get a cool race shirt? Consider being a PHANTOM RUNNER (No participation required, shirts may be picked up at Packet Pick up or on-site Race Day).


Early Registration through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, August 31st includes a custom race tee & custom dog tag.


Late Registration is from Wednesday, September 1st through 11:59 pm Tuesday, September 7th.


Race Day Registration opens from 7:15 am - 8:15 am. (NO Race Tee or dog tag with Late OR Race Day Registration). 


Given to the top 3 male & female finishers, and top Overall Masters male and female. Awards will go to the top 3 male and female 5K finishers in the following age groups:


Age Divisions (Male & Female)
10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 PLUS


Packet Pick Up TBD

Race Day Registration & Packet Pick Up at race between 7:15 am - 8:15 am.


The West Family wants to raise awareness of Veteran suicide. According to the Pentagon, 273 military members committed suicide in 2014.  David West, their 23 year old son, was one of those military members. 

According to the organization Stop Soldier Suicide, “the risk of suicide is 50% higher for Veterans than for their peers who have not served. The problem is clear:  The systems in place aren’t working.  Getting help isn’t as easy as it should be – and trying to navigate a complicated maze of organizations and resources can be overwhelming.”

The West Family wants to honor David’s memory by being a part of the solution; by raising awareness; by starting the conversation about options.

The West Family’s share of the net proceeds of this race will be used to support the efforts Stop Soldier Suicide to coordinate and provide a wide range of services for Troops, Veterans and their Families. 



Every finisher receives this awesome dog tag!!!


Race T-Shirt



If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


No refunds for this event due to all net proceeds go to charity. Event host reserves the right to modify, change, reschedule, or cancel this event for any reason, to include, but not limited to COVID-19 community gathering restrictions.