On May 18, 2013, the St. Peter Knights of Columbus Council will host the First Annual “Fallen Heroes 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Walk” at Hibernia Park in Chester County, PA. The proceeds from this event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization with a noble mission of honoring and empowering service men and women who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound, during military service on or after September 11, 2001.
The event is open to runners of all ages, so gather your family, friends and coworkers to take part in this special experience. The course will begin near Pavilion 4 and will consist of various open areas and trails in the park. Walkers are also invited to participate in the 1 mile non-competitive walk. The 1 Mile Family Walk will use a shorter course on mostly flat areas and some trails. A portion of the courses use trails which are neither stroller nor handicap accessible.
The day’s events begin at 8:00 a.m. with registration and packet pickup. The 5K begins at 9:00 a.m. and the 1 mile non-competitive walk begins at 9:05 a.m.
The Race Awards Ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to the Overall Male and Female Winners. Medals will be presented to the top three Male and Female finishers in each of the following age brackets: 19 and Under, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60+ years.
This fundraising event has been approved by the Wounded Warrior Project and is listed on its website as a “Proud Supporter Event”. Those who would like to learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project are encouraged to visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Online registration for this event is available at http://www.runtheday.com/registration/race_info/13104
To find out more about the event sponsors, the St. Peter Knights of Columbus Council , visit http://www.saintpetersknights.org/wounded.html
Questions can be sent by email to FallenHeroes5K@comcast.net
About the Wounded Warrior Project:
The Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist them as they recover and transition back to civilian life. Tens of thousands of Wounded Warriors and family members receive support each year through WWP programs designed to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment.