Wounded Warrior 5K supports veterans and their families

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Wounded Warrior 5K April 14 supports veterans.

KALAMAZOO--Runners, walkers and spectators of every age are invited to take part in Western Michigan University's third annual Wounded Warrior 5K race Saturday, April 14.

The non-certified Wounded Warrior course winds through campus, with a start and finish line near WMU's ROTC battalion at the Activity Therapy Building on Cass Street. Cass is adjacent to Wheaton Avenue off Oakland Drive. Signs and volunteers will direct participants to designated parking lots.

Packet pickup and late registration will begin at 7 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $15 and includes post-race refreshments, activities and a T-shirt. This is not an officially timed race.

WMU's Wounded Warrior 5k is sponsored by the University's Army and Air Force ROTC programs. All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that provides care directly to wounded veterans and their families.

"When we think of war, the thousands of casualties come to mind that 10 years of fighting has produced both physically and mentally," says Col. Zoltan Krompecher, a military science instructor at WMU. "The Wounded Warrior Foundation is an organization that helps service members assimilate back into a community environment, as many of their wounds are longstanding."

For more information and to register, visit Wounded Warrior online or contact Jason Sattler, race director, at jason.s.sattler@wmich.edu or (989) 992-8090.