Molly’s Irish Pub Hosts Wearin’ of the Green 5K Race March 24 in Warrenton, Va. to Benefit Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors

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More than 500 racers expected at fundraiser to support a rural retreat under construction for wounded warriors and their families in Bluemont, Va.

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WHAT:
Molly’s Irish Pub hosts the 9th annual Wearin’ of the Green 5k Run and Walk to raise funds and awareness for Boulder Crest Retreat, a rural retreat under construction for wounded warriors and their families. More than 500 participants are anticipated and the event is expected to raise $30,000 for the Retreat that will help our nation’s wounded warriors and their families recover and recuperate from the physical and invisible wounds of war.

Participants of all ages from the D.C.-metro area will lace-up and hit the pavement to support the Retreat which opens this September and will provide free accommodations and activities for our nation’s wounded warriors and their families to reconnect during the long recovery process.

The event is organized by pub owner, Laurie Enright, a lieutenant colonel with more than 27 years of service in the Air National Guard. The annual 5k family-friendly fundraiser has raised more than $150,000 to-date for numerous local and national charitable causes. This year, the race is part of the ongoing fundraising efforts to reach the $10 million goal for Boulder Crest Retreat as the need to support our wounded warriors and their families continues to grow.

WHO:
Molly’s Irish Pub hosts 9th annual Wearin’ of the Green 5k Run and Walk Fundraiser

WHEN:
Sunday, March 24, 2013
8 a.m. 5k starting time

WHERE:
Molly’s Irish Pub
36 Main Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Race Registration: http://www.active.com/running/warrenton-va/mollys-irish-pub-annual-wearin-of-the-green-5-k-2013

MEDIA R.S.V.P. OR FOR MORE INFORMATION: Susanna Palmer at spalmer(at)veandco(dot)com or (202) 413-6251.

About Boulder Crest Retreat
Located just 50 miles outside of Washington, D.C., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Va., Boulder Crest Retreat is a rural sanctuary for wounded military warriors and their families to enjoy non-clinical, recreational therapeutic activities aimed at assisting with their physical, mental and spiritual recovery. Currently under construction, the retreat is slated for opening in September 2013. Founded by Ken Falke, a retired U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, the Retreat is being developed on 37 acres of donated land, with funding and volunteer contributions coming from local and national corporations, non-profit organizations and private citizens. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or to make a tax deductable donation, please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.

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