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Hope For The Warriors Seeks Nominations for Local Heroes at Inaugural 5K

Lorton, VA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

Registration is now open for the Inaugural DMV Run For The Warriors® 5K and 1-Mile Race to be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The event will take place at Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton, Virginia, strategically located between Ft. Belvoir and Marine Corps Base Quantico. All proceeds from the race will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families. Register today by visiting

Seeking Nominations

Hope For The Warriors® will be honoring a local wounded warrior during the opening ceremony of this race. Nominations are needed by October 1, 2014. If you would like to nominate a friend or family member to be honored during the race, please send an email to Heather Busicchia at hbusicchia(at)hopeforthewarriors(dot)org with the subject “DMV Race Wounded Warrior Honoree Nomination.”

General registration is $25 with special pricing for veterans, military families, and students. Gold Star families and wounded service members participate free. Run For The Warriors® is a unique event dedicated to the men and women wounded in the global war on terror and their families. By uniting the entire community, military and civilian alike, this event embraces wounded service members and their families in the shared belief that there is hope beyond recovery.

“We are excited to introduce this race within this strong military community,” said Robin Kelleher, President of Hope For The Warriors®. “This is a wonderful opportunity to embrace and celebrate the road to recovery of our service members and military families.”

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available by contacting Busicchia at hbusicchia(at)hopeforthewarriors(dot)org.

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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