SIXTH ANNUAL AEROJET ROCKETDYNE WOUNDED VETERAN RUN TO BE HELD MAY 30 IN FOLSOM
New Location/Courses for 3K, 5K and 10K
Memorial Day Event that Honors and Raises Funds for Area Military Veterans
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31, 2016
The sixth annual Aerojet Rocketdyne Wounded Veteran Run fundraiser to benefit local injured veterans through the national and local veteran-support organizations, will be held on Memorial Day, May 30.
This year’s event features exciting new courses for the 3K/5K/10K run/walk events at Vista del Lago High School in Folsom, California, along with a fun run for kids. Online registration is now open at www.woundedveteranrun.org. Family, school, corporate and group participation in the run/walk is encouraged as a meaningful way to support and thank our brave service men and women over Memorial Day weekend!
Founded in 2011 by local college student Courtney Hvostal in honor of her brother who was severely injured in Afghanistan, the Wounded Veteran Run has quickly become a favorite annual Memorial Day event for the community. In 2012, Aerojet Rocketdyne joined as the run’s title sponsor. Last year’s event drew more than 4,000 participants and supporters raising more than $75,000 for the veteran support groups. This year’s beneficiaries include the national Semper Fi Fund/America’s Fund program and local organizations Fregoso Outdoor Foundation; Patriots Honor; and the Purple Heart Fund.
- WHAT: Sixth Annual “Aerojet Rocketdyne Wounded Veteran Run” to Benefit Local Veterans
- WHEN: Monday, May 30, 2016 (Memorial Day); 8 a.m. Kids Fun Run; 8:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies; 8:30 a.m. 10K start time; 8:45 a.m. 5K/3K start time
- WHERE: **NEW LOCATION** Vista del Lago High School, 1970 Broadstone Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630
- WHY: Proceeds from the Wounded Veteran Run, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, will go to national and local veteran support organizations to help honor and empower veterans through unique, targeted programs and services for service members injured while bravely serving our country.
- REGISTRATION: Available online at www.woundedveteranrun.org. Registration fees are 3K and Virtual Walkers: $30; 5K and 10K: $35; Kids Fun Run and children 12 and under for any event: $15.
- CONTACT: Aaron Hutchinson, Wounded Veteran Run, 916-990-6406, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Lynn Machon, Aerojet Rocketdyne, 916-355-3587.
Lynn Machon, APR
Aerojet Rocketdyne Communications
P.O. Box 13222
Sacramento, CA 95813