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Hope for the Warriors Announces 2014 Run For The Warriors Race Schedule

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Annandale, VA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014

Hope For The Warriors® presents the 2014 schedule for their nationwide race series, the Run For The Warriors®. Between 10 – 13 races are being planned in cities across the country. Each race focuses on local service members, veterans and military families within that local community. Wounded service members and families of the fallen are honored in a ceremony before the race start. All funds raised will support Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that assists post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

The first Run For The Warriors® was held aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune on Armed Forces Day in May 2006. In keeping with tradition, this event begins with an opening ceremony honoring local wounded heroes and families of the fallen. It provides a time to remember those who have given of themselves in the line of duty.

“Today, veterans face new challenges as they deal with both physical and psychological injuries,” Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors® president said. “We are thankful that communities across the country recognize both the honor in military service and the challenges face as veterans reintegrate.”

2014 Race Calendar:

Saturday, May 17, 9th Annual Run For The Warriors®, Jacksonville, NC, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 1-Mile Walk/Run; Registration is open at

Sunday, June 8, 5th Annual Big Apple Run For The Warriors®, New York, NY, 5K, 1-Mile Walk/Run

Friday, July 4, 3rd Annual New Bern Run For The Warriors®, New Bern, NC, 5K

Sunday, August 17, 5th Annual Sunset Run For The Warriors®, Shelton, CT, 10K, 5K, 1-Mile Walk/Run

Sunday, Sept 14, 2nd Annual New Jersey Auto Retailers Run For The Warriors®, Holmdel, NJ, 5K and 1-Mile Walk/Run

Sunday, Sept 21, 4th Annual Harmon Meadow Run For The Warriors®, Secaucus, NJ, 5K, 1-Mile Walk/Run

Sunday, October 12, New Orleans Run For The Warriors®, New Orleans, LA, 5K, Sponsored by the ASA

Sunday, Nov 9, 7th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors®, Lindenhurst, NY, 10K, 5K, 1-Mile Walk/Run

Saturday, Dec 13, Inaugural Tampa Run For The Warriors®, Tampa, FL, 5K, 1-Mile Walk/Run

Races Pending:

Sunday, April 27, 6th Annual Rutgers ROTC Run For The Warriors®, Piscataway, NJ, 5K

Spring 2014, Inaugural SIU Run For The Warriors®, Carbondale, IL, 5K, 1-Mile Walk/Run

Sunday, July 20, San Diego Run For The Warriors®, San Diego, CA, 5K, 1-Mile Walk/Run

December, Inaugural Houston Run For The Warriors®, Houston, TX, 5K, 1-Mile Walk/Run

Race registrations will soon open and will be available through the main website, Sponsorship opportunities are available for all races. Contact Michael Bartomioli [mbartomioli(at)hopeforthewarriors(dot)org] to learn more.

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator ( for three consecutive years. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.

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