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Concord To Host Run For Heroes 5K Race

There is a circular emblem that says run for heroes in graphic letters. The word "heroes" is a word graphic that has blue wings on both sides with red tips that super cede the circular emblem. Underneath that it says "5K color run slash walk. Under that there is a red band that says the date of the event, October 7th 2023. Underneath that is a pin graphic, with the location next to it which is the Callagan stadium in Athens West Virginia. The back drop of this graphic is white. The primary colors are red, white, and blue.
The race will run the original course created nine years ago.
Credit//Concord University

The Office of Veteran Services (OVS) at Concord University will be hosting the “Run For Heroes 5K Race” for the first time since 2014. The race will be held at Callaghan Stadium at Concord’s Athens campus. 

At 9 a.m., there will be a moment of silence for fallen soldiers and injured veterans. Immediately after that, the race will begin.

“Student veterans are often non-traditional, juggling a family, work and school. The OVS assists veterans and their dependents in all facets of higher education, from application and academics to financial and social support,” George Williams, Concord’s Veterans Advocate, said. 

Participants who pre-register will receive a discount and are guaranteed a race shirt.