Fight for Freedom 5K to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

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In honor of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, come run or walk to show your Patriotism in the Fight for Freedom 5K.

The Radford University Army ROTC will host the Fight for Freedom 5K on Nov. 8, at Bisset Park in Radford. The event, open to all interested runners, is to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

"We chose the WWP because their mission is "to honor and empower Wounded Warriors" and we believe that a lot of people overlook wounded soldiers once they get home from war," said Cody Wolfe, ROTC member, RU junior and event organizer. "We want people to know that there is still a battle being fought with these soldiers. "

The mission of the WWP is "to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history." The organization raises awareness of the situations faced by injured service members with programs, events and partnerships, such as the Fight for Freedom 5K.

Registration for the Fight for Freedom 5K is $10. Runners can register in the morning, before the race, which begins at 10 a.m. at Bisset Park's Shelter 2.

The first 30 runners to register the morning of the race will receive a free T-shirt. Prizes will be given to the winners of the 14-18 age category, the 19-35 age category and the over 35 age category. Patriotic dress is encouraged, with a special prize for the runner or walker who shows the most spirit.

The Radford University Army ROTC program is one of the nation's largest partnership schools out of 717 across the nation. The four-year program consists of a two-year basic course that is open to all students and a two-year advanced course that requires a commitment to serve in the armed forces. ROTC partners with the RU School of Nursing to offer a signature Army Nurse Cadet program.

Nov 4, 2014