Jacksonville Run For The Warriors® Invites All to Run or Walk in Honor of Military

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Registration and early bird pricing is now open for the 8th Annual Run For The Warriors®, Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Run For The Warriors Particapant

Run For The Warriors Particapant

The military is a cornerstone of our community and it is a privilege to help these brave service members who are true heroes.

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Run For The Warriors®, four time winner of the Event of the Year “Artie Awards.” The race will begin and end at Jacksonville High School, 1021 Henderson Drive, on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Early bird pricing is open now until April 14 and is $60 for the Half Marathon, and $20 for the 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Walk/Run. Pricing from April 15 until May 15 is $25 for the 10K, 5K and 1-Mile.

Online registration will close on Wednesday, May 15 at midnight. Registration can also be done in person on Thursday, May 16 or Friday, May 17 at packet pick up or on race morning. Prices increase to $65 for Half Marathon and $30 for the 10K, 5K and 1-Mile after May 15.

Register today or learn more by visiting http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/jacksonvillerun.
“The very first Run For The Warriors® was held on Armed Forces Day in 2006 aboard Camp Lejeune. The success of that race is what created Hope For The Warriors®,” Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors® President said. “We are thrilled to host this event for another year. We are honored that friends, families and the entire community comes together to support our brave service men and women. “

In keeping with tradition, this event will begin with an opening ceremony and a singing of the National Anthem. The opening ceremony honors local wounded heroes and families of the fallen. It provides a time to remember those who have given of themselves in the line of duty. Additionally, it serves as a time for the service members who participate to receive just a small piece of gratitude that is unequivocally shared by a nation indebted to their service.

Run For The Warriors® is dedicated to the men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, and families of the fallen. It is a celebration of their strength and resolve and a promise to continue restoring self, family, and hope.

All proceeds will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that assists combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen. Hope For The Warriors® thanks Presenting Sponsor, Stevenson Automotive, for making this event possible. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Mona Sims (msims@hopeforthewarriors.org) to learn more.

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org) for two consecutive years. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.

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