Battleship 12K returns for 2021 bigger and better than ever

April 22, 2021

Registration blitz opens today, April 22 for only $22 for 22 hours

Mobile, AL – The Battleship 12K, a patriotic run to honor those who served, is excited to return to the USS Alabama after taking a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year promises to make up for a year off. In addition to the brand awareness the event has raised for various community partners, 2021 marks the beginning of a new era in those partnerships. “We are excited to announce our partnerships with Mission 22, America’s Warrior Partnership, and Team Red, White, and Blue,” stated Michael Wattigny (pronounced Wat-ney). “As the race returns for 2021 we now have the ability to accept donations, and for runners to create fundraisers for our Charity Partners. Our new registration platform (RunSignUp.com) gives us unprecedented capabilities to make a huge financial impact on these great military and veteran organizations.”

Registration opens on April 22nd with a special BLITZ registration rate of $22 for 22 hours. This draws needed attention to the 22 veterans lost each day to suicide. “By offering such a great price the first day of registration, we anticipate many runners will jump at the opportunity to donate to Charity Partners.”

The race was founded by Michael Wattigny as a way to honor his father, Ret. Major Ron Wattigny, who served 23 years in the US Army and was awarded a Purple Heart during his service in Vietnam. “The race holds a very special place in my heart. I wanted to create an extremely visible way to say thank you to my Dad and all the other men and women who have put their name on the dotted line. This race is that tribute.” said Wattigny.

Sponsors include Austal, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Yeungling Flight, the Transportation and Logistics Club of Mobile, and Magnolia Wealth Strategies. Community Partners include Mission 22, America’s Warrior Partnership, and  Team RWB.

The 6th annual Battleship 12K will take place on November 14, 2021 going from the Eastern Shore to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. The race is produced by FRESHJUNKIE Racing. To register and for more information go to http://www.battleship12k.com.



Founded in 2015, the Battleship 12K was started as a way to honor and thank all of the brave individuals who have protected the United States. The Battleship 12K course starts with a quick downhill first mile before flattening out for the remainder of the race, before entering into Battleship Memorial Park to finish alongside the USS Alabama. To register and for more information go to http://www.battleship12k.com #RuntoHonor


FRESHJUNKIE Racing is a brand committed to healthy living. We are a brand of dreamers and doers, of believers, achievers and go-getters; FRESHJUNKIE Racing is more than a company name, it’s our motto. As a race production company we harness the essence of that motto as we focus on the small details of a race, as well as the big picture to ensure that the athletes and spectators have a great experience that’s fun, memorable and worth coming back for year after year.  We want to inspire people to be the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves and we believe physical activity is an important component of that. For Athletes, By Athletes.

CONTACT: Michael Wattigny
TITLE: Marketing Director
PHONE: 504.952.2899
EMAIL: mike@freshjunkie.com