Run to Remember 5K Run/Walk and Vigil at Mission County Park

Attention runners and walkers!  Join us for the first annual 5K Run & Vigil on September 30, 2022 that will take place at Mission County Park at 6030 Padre Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214, from 5pm – 9pm.

Run to Remember is a fundraising and awareness event for The Pink Berets and I Am Vanessa Guillen Foundation created to honor and remember the women and men service members affected by Military Sexual Trauma and Service Member Violence, and continue to raise awareness for the work that needs to be done to bring an end to the environment of acceptance and complacency in the military ranks.

Vanessa loved running track, no better way to honor her by running/walking together on her birthday.

Event information:

Date: September 30, 2022 – 5pm -9pm

Location: Mission County Park Dance Pavilion; 6030 Padre Drive, San Antonio, TX 

Cost: $30 – Registration link:


5:00pm – Check-in and Same Day Registration Opens

6:00pm – Opening Ceremony Begins

6:30pm – 5K Timed Run Begins

6:40pm – 5K Run/Walk Begins

7:30pm – Runners Awards Announced

8:00 pm – Vigil Begins

8:30pm – Closing Ceremony


Vanessa Guillén, 20, was from Houston, Texas. She was born in Ben Taub Hospital in Houston on September 30, 1999, to parents Rogelio and Gloria Guillén, who originated from Zacatecas State in Mexico. She had five siblings. Guillén attended Hartman Middle School and,[8] according to her family, graduated from César E. Chávez High School in 2018 in the top 15% of her class. She played soccer, loved to jog, and enjoyed sports and learning.[9] Guillén joined the United States Army in June 2018 and trained as a 91F, Small Arms and Artillery Repairer.[10] Guillén was posthumously advanced from Private First Class to the rank of Specialist on July 1, 2020. Source: Wikipedia.

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About The Pink Berets

Our goal is to help those who struggle with their invisible injuries, and emotionally charged wounding to experience a fresh perspective of themselves, their lives, and the act of limitless possibilities. Our hope is to re-inspire in our clients the motivation, willingness, and courage to excel to their best selves so they can continue to live the life they were authentically meant to lead. As a holistic treatment program, we work closely with each client, listening carefully, and guiding her on the pathway toward recovery so she can be empowered.


About I am Vanessa Guillen Foundation

Dealing with the challenges of today and decades ago, sexual violence in the armed forces is a permissive problem. The I am Vanessa Guillen Foundation is here to fight against issues and help the community in need. We must emerge out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Our main goal at this moment is to pass our legislation, the I am Vanessa Guillen Act and build projects-programs-campaigns to bring awareness to the people. We established in 2021 after the disappearance and murder of U.S Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen, we’re a foundation driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. We must use our voice and create the change that is needed in our society. Contact us to learn more and get involved.