The third annual Wounded Veteran Run, an important regional fundraiser that benefits local injured veterans through the national Wounded Warrior Project and the Fallen Warriors Memorial Organization, is scheduled for Memorial Day, May 27.
Founded in 2011 by local college student Courtney Hvostal in honor of her brother who was severely injured in Afghanistan, the Wounded Veteran Run has quickly become a favorite annual event for the community. Last year’s event, sponsored by Aerojet, raised almost $37,000 and this year’s goal is $100,000.
The 2013 3K/5K/10K run/walk event, to be held in Folsom features a certified race course, a new fun run for kids and increased community involvement. Early registration is highly recommended as a record turnout is expected and a registration cap is anticipated.
Family, corporate and group participation in the run/walk is encouraged as a meaningful way to support and thank our service men and women over Memorial Day weekend.
The third annual Aerojet Wounded Veteran Run begins at 9 a.m. on the Folsom Parkway Trails, located behind the Plaza at 25005 Blue Ravine Road, near the corner of North Parkway Drive and Blue Ravine.
Proceeds from the Aerojet Wounded Veteran Run, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, go to Wounded Warrior Project and Fallen Warriors Memorial Organization to help honor and empower veterans by providing unique, targeted programs and services for service members injured while bravely serving our country.
Register online at woundedveteranrun.org. Fees are 3K: $25; 5K and 10K: $30; and children 11 and younger (any event): $15.