TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Over 100 people braved cold temperatures and strong winds at the Terre Haute Regional Airport Sunday morning to help raise money for local military personnel.

The “Miles for the Military” color run helped raise over $6,000 for the 181st Intelligence Wing, a Unit of the Indiana National Air Guard stationed in Terre Haute. Micah Hancock, the Vice President of the Junior Enlisted Council that helped put the event on, said he was happy to see the turnout after four years off due to the pandemic.

“We’re getting back in the swing of things and connecting with our community and connecting with our community, which is ideally what we want to do with this function,” Hancock said. “It’s been so great to see people come together for this event, even in the weather we had today, people showed up with smiles on their faces, ready to go.”

The money raised will help the base hold their annual gala, which takes place every fall. Hackman said he was happy to see how other organizations were able to help out and make the event a reality. 

“It’s inspiring, really,” he said. “We had a lot of great community partners that came together to help us host this event, and we really couldn’t of done it without them. Just having even the businesses coming back and springing back to life after this pandemic has really been great thing for the community and for us.”

He added he hopes the event becomes an annual tradition.