Theta Chi Chapters all across the U.S. have raised money for the USO since 2013, when the USO and Theta Chi launched Operation Military Red. This year, in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Theta Chi Chapters from Arkansas and Missouri State have teamed up to raise money for the USO. Theta Chi was founded on the idea of an "assisting hand" and never before have those words been more accurate than right now.
On Saturday, October 3rd members of the Arkansas chapter of Theta Chi will be leaving from the Old Main Lawn on the University of Arkansas campus, and will start the 144 mile run to the Missouri State Chapter located in Springfield, Missouri. Runners from the Arkansas chapter will complete the first 72 miles on October 3rd, with the last 72 miles being completed by members of the Missouri State Chapter on Sunday, October 4th. To symbolize why we are running, and raising money, a USO flag will be carried by each runner and will travel the 144 miles with us. It is our goal to bring awareness and to raise money for those who have sacrificed so much for our safety and wellbeing.
P.S. All necessary safety precautions are being taken in order to adhere to all local and state level Covid-19 restrictions, and in-order to keep all participants safe and healthy.