For the first time, annual event offering two race days and locations Long Island Run 2017

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (Nov. 8, 2017)Hope For The Warriors 10th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors presented by Island Federal Credit Union will take place Saturday, Nov. 18th at Babylon Town Hall. The event features a 10K, 5K, and 1-Mile Walk/Run with opening ceremonies kicking off at 9 a.m.

For the first time, a second event will be held this year on Sunday, Nov. 19th at Stony Brook University. The event features a 5K, and 1-Mile Walk/Run with opening ceremonies kicking off at 8:45 a.m. All races are adaptive equipment friendly.

All proceeds benefit Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family, and hope to service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

Run For The Warriors is a race series open to civilians and military members, that honors the men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and celebrates their strength and resolve. The series also provides wounded service members encouragement and the opportunity to pursue running, walking or cycling to assist in physical and emotional rehabilitation.

Wounded service members and Gold Star families all register for free. Discounts are available for service members and students. Please email runinfo@hopeforthewarriors.org for your discount code.

“Each year, it’s an honor and a privilege to host veterans, service members, military families, along with military supporters, at the Long Island Run for The Warriors,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of Hope For The Warriors. “The Long Island community never disappoints in making the men and women who served, and those still serving, feel appreciated and supported for their sacrifices.”

Key sponsors for the Hope For The Warriors 10th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors include: Presented by Island Federal Credit Union, and supported respectively, by Town of Babylon and Stony Brook University.

“There is a significant need for services to help wounded service members, particularly here on Long Island,” said Island President President/CEO Bret W. Sears. “Hope For The Warriors does a superb job helping veterans with physical or psychological injuries.  We are proud that Island is able to give them our support, as a major sponsor of Run For The Warriors.”

Celebrating more than 11 years of service, Hope For The Warriors assists veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation, community and military relations and transition services.

To preregister for either race day, visit hopeforthewarriors.org/Longisland.

For more information on Hope For The Warriors, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.

About Hope For The Warriors : 

Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 13,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 170 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/, Facebook or Twitter.

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