Sprint for Soldiers 5K & 10K

Wounded Warrior Project

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NORTH GREENBUSH, NY – Plan Ahead Events of Albany & Saratoga, is organizing the Sprint For Soldiers 5K-10K to be held on Sunday, August 23rd, at the RPI Tech Park in North Greenbush, NY. This event will raise money to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

The morning begins at 8 am with Day-of Registration and a Trade Show of local businesses supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. The race begins at 9 am. There will also be raffles to enter to win, food and music to enjoy. Runner Awards will start at approximately 11:30 am.

Bronze Sponsorships are provided by Wells Communications and Alexis Diner with many other local sponsors.

Registration is now open for the event at www.etouches.com/SFSNoGreenbush. Register soon as fees go up closer to race date.hire vets

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in a number of different age groups as well as teams. Rafi Topalian, the Singing Jeweler, will be singing the national anthem, and representatives from the Army as well as a Wounded Warrior will be joining us!

About the Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.

Sept. 11 also served as a stimulus for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan and other regions in support of the Global War on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011.

For WWP, there is a distinct difference between members and alumni; the term alumni indicates a mutual shared experience and denotes your place in an organization was earned. There are no dues here – those were paid by wearing the uniform and on the battlefield.

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