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Wounded Veteran Run

May 30, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Folsom, CA –  Starting in 2011, Wounded Veteran Run was created by a local personal trainer as a way to promote physical fitness while simultaneously paying honor to her brother who was severely injured while serving in Afghanistan on 14 July 2010. While spending time with her brother at Walter Reed Hospital she came in contact with many other wounded veterans and wanted to find a way to help support all of our injured troops. An annual 10K, 5K, and 3K running/walking event on Memorial Day seemed like the perfect solution.
Wounded Veteran Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization inspired by the daily perseverance and dedication of our nations combat wounded service members. The goal is to raise awareness and donations for veteran supporting nonprofits and implement programs to support and thank veterans within our community. The Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund are proud to be two of the beneficiaries from this event along with the following Veterans’ charities.

Fregoso Outdoor Foundation focuses on providing first class sporting and recreational programs to veterans, military members, and their families. They offer diversified activities such as hunting, water-skiing, snowboarding, or fishing derby’s to promote self-confidence and self-esteem, re-enforce active lifestyles, increase self-reliance; and provide the skills to adopt a constructive new hobby.

The mission of Patriots Honor is to empower our wounded veterans to pursue their passions in life while overcoming the challenges of rehabilitation and reintegration into civilian status. Patriots Honor is dedicated to enabling our veterans who lost limbs in combat to pursue their recreational passions by providing state-of-the-art prosthetics and top-of-the-line equipment.

The Purple Heart Fund is a grant program created by Wounded Veteran Run that will help aid in the recovery of local wounded veterans. The grant will assist a local nonprofit in its efforts to provide care and services to our injured service members. The funds will be given to a qualifying organization on Veterans Day- November 11.  Applications will be accepted for the grant up until October 10th. Qualification information and application found here.


May 30, 2016
7:00 am - 11:00 am
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Vista del Lago High School
1970 Broadstone Pkwy
Folsom, CA United States
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