Purple Heart run planned

Published 4:49 am Friday, January 11, 2013

The Bainbridge College Student Veterans of America will sponsor the first annual Purple Heart 5,000-meter (3.1-mile) run and one-mile walk, to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

The run, which will all take place on the college campus, will get underway at 9 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The course will consist of both asphalt road and cross-country terrain. The cross country-portion of the run has rolling hills on a packed dirt road.

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The registration fee is $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the run. Runners should go to www.gulfwinds.org to register.

T-shirts will be given to participants. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in all categories.

Running or volunteering information can be obtained by contacting Eric Dueno at (229) 248-2577, or Marcus Starling at (850) 766-9504.