7th Annual Aerojet Rocketdyne Wounded Veteran Run


At Vista del Lago HS for 3K, 5K and 10K

Memorial Day Event that Honors and Raises Funds

for Area Military Veterans

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 23, 2017 – The seventh 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 29.

This year’s event features exciting 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 2,000 participants and supporters raising more than $50,000 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 just to name a few.

WHAT:            Seventh Annual “Aerojet Rocketdyne Wounded Veteran Run” to Benefit Local                              Veterans

WHEN:            Monday, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day)

8:00 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:         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: $35;

10K: $40;

Kids Fun Run and children 12 and under for any event: $15.

CONTACT:  Paulo Medina, Wounded Veteran Run, 650-391-7031paulo@woundedveteranrun.org; or Lynn Machon, Aerojet Rocketdyne, 916-355-3587.