Salute Military By Participating In Charleston Distance Run


Charleston, W.Va., May 8, 2013 — Charleston Distance Run participants this year will do fun, healthy activities at events steeped with tradition. They also will honor and help those who serve our country.

The Distance Run will donate $1 of every registration fee to the Wounded Warrior Project, a program designed to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members. Considering there was a total of 1,500 CDR participants last year, this year’s registrants could generate a substantial donation for Wounded Warrior. Our commitment to the military does not stop there.

The CDR, scheduled 7:30 a.m. Aug. 31, will again offer a military discount for all active U.S. military personnel, reservists and retirees. This offers military folks a $10 to $25 price break. Military paper applications may be obtained at and must be received in the mail by Aug. 30.

A copy of military identification must be submitted along with the application. No online entries for the military discount will be available. Military also can register in person from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Charleston Civic Center.

The CDR is offering a chance for the military to earn some bragging rights. Military competition categories have been added this year in the 15-mile race (first place military male; first place military female; first place military team (trophies for first three members of the first place team); and first place military relay (trophies for first three members of the first place relay team). With a 15-mile run, 5K run and 5K and 10K walks, the CDR offers something for everyone. So register today and support the military.

Online registration, paper applications and race details are available at America\'s only 15-mile race is run on a scenic but challenging course that starts at West Virginia’s majestic state Capitol, takes runners through downtown, rolls through beautiful hillside neighborhoods and along Charleston’s riverfront and finishes at the University of Charleston’s Laidley Field.

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