• Running-5K - Veterans and Students under 18 - Early Registration
  • Running-5K - General Public - Early Registration
  • Running-5K - All Participants - Race Day Registration


The Mountain Empire Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MECMOAA) and the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA) are sponsoring the 3rd Annual Major Stephen T. Sharar Memorial Run for the Dogs 5K race and fun run. The race will begin adjacent to Jack Vest Drive, behind Knight’s Pizza, on the ETSU campus. The purpose of the race is to aid qualified veterans with service dogs through the Puppies Behind Bars program. Puppies Behind Bars places professionally-trained dogs with veterans in an effort to mitigate the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and/or Military Sexual Trauma. Thank you for joining us in this effort!

Event details and schedule

We are coordinating a packet pick-up date/time before the race—TBD.

You must register by October 8, 2018, to be guaranteed a performance shirt in your specified size. All registrants after this date may receive a shirt based on availability, but it is not guaranteed. 

Race-day registration and packet pick-up begins at 9 am, and the race begins at 10 am. See the attached course map in the photo gallery.

All participants must complete a liability waiver. Those who have not previously completed the waiver will need to do so on race day at the registration table. Adults over 18 registering as a group (e.g. family) will need to use separate email addresses, as each adult must sign his/her own waiver form. 

Please email or call 276-690-4021 with any questions.

Organised by

Mountain Empire Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America

766 Moccasin Hills Dr, Gate City

Phone: 2766904021

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