The third event in the Kennesaw Grand Prix Series of 5K races, the 4th Annual Run for Wounded Heroes, will be held on Saturday morning, August 3 in downtown Kennesaw. The race for adults and children benefits the Wounded Warrior Project which provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life.
The race follows a fast, flat route through historic downtown Kennesaw and Swift-Cantrell Park and is fun for beginners and accomplished runners and walkers alike. Packet pickup and on-site registration begins at 6:30 am; the one mile Fun Run will start at 7:30 am, the 5K at 8 am, and the Tot Trot at 8:55 am. The route is a Certified 5K Peachtree Road Race Qualifier course. Traffic control is coordinated by local law enforcement. The race is electronically chip timed for prompt, accurate results by ORION Racing. Race Day refreshments are provided for all participants. The award ceremony will be held at the underpass plaza on Main Street at 9 am.
Wounded Hero 5K pre-registration is open at www.active.com. All registered 5K participants will receive an official race shirt, runner/walker number and goodie bag. Registration is also available at any Big Peach Running Company location, and pre-registered runners can pick up race packets on the Thursday and Friday preceding the race from 4-8 pm. Visit www.herorun.us for more information.
The Run for Wounded Heroes is one of six 5K races in the Kennesaw Grand Prix series. This year, runners/walkers who complete at least four of the six races will earn a hoodie. The other five qualifying races are the Swift-Cantrell Classic, the Dream Dash, the Great Locomotive Race on September 7, the Garden Gallop on November 2, and the Faith Cline Elf Trot on December 14.