Hope For The Warriors Opens Registration for 9th Annual Run For The Warriors in Jacksonville, NC

Race to honor service members, wounded, and families of the fallen

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Veteran completes the Half Marathon Run For The Warriors

Veteran completes the Half Marathon Run For The Warriors

JACKSONVILLE, NC (PRWEB) February 01, 2014

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Run For The Warriors® to be held in Jacksonville, NC on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The Run For The Warriors® is both a popular community race and winner of the “Artie Awards” for several years in a row. Visit http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/2014R4W for more information and to register today. All funds raised will support Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that assists post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

The 9th Annual Run For The Warriors® begins and ends at the Jacksonville High School, 1021 Henderson Dr, Jacksonville, NC. Distances include the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Walk/Run. Early bird pricing is open now and participants are encouraged to register early. Prices increase on April 15, 2014.

The first Run For The Warriors® was held aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune on Armed Forces Day in May 2006. In keeping with tradition, this event begins with an opening ceremony honoring 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.

“Today, veterans face new challenges as they deal with both physical and psychological injuries,” Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors® president said. “We are thankful that the community in Jacksonville recognizes both the honor in military service and the challenges face as veterans reintegrate.”

As a nationwide series, the Run For The Warriors® will be held in cities throughout the country including New York, Tampa, San Diego, Houston, New Orleans

For more information on the race and sponsorship opportunities contact Michael Bartomioli (mbartomioli@hopeforthewarriors.org) the national Race Director.

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 three 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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