Saturday’s Warrior Run expects big turnout
     2015-11-05      By Jerry Purvis    news@geringcitizen.com
Runners from around the community are invited to help support panhandle area veterans who have ensured our freedom by participating in the annual Warrior Run, a 5K run or walk/ 10K run.
For the seventh year, the Veterans and Military Families Emergency Relief Organization is sponsoring the Warrior Run, which will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering.

Race coordinator Chris Wolf said the organization was formed when a group of local people became aware of the needs of veterans and their families after an emergency situation required temporary assistance.

The group can assist with emergency needs such as food, utilities payments, medical expenses, child care, rent, car repairs, emergency travel and other expenses.

“When veterans find themselves in an emergency situation that calls for assistance, we’re there to help,” Wolf said. “We’ve paid for all kinds of needs, including gas for someone to go job hunting.”

The assistance is open to veterans, active military personnel, National Guard members, and their families.

She added that 95 percent of the funds raised from the Warrior Run go to the veterans. Those who organize the event are all volunteers and the only expenses are for their website and filing fees with the state.

“Last year we spent about $17,000 in assistance to veterans in the Panhandle,” Wolf said. “We have a wonderful network of veterans’ services in the area and are able to work together to take care of our veterans.”

As of last week, about 100 runners have registered for the 2015 Warrior Run. Registrations are taken online at wyobraskavetshelp.org. Pre-registration is encouraged so the group knows how many runners to expect.

The entry fee is $25. Last year, approximately 240 people participated.

“This is probably the last run of the year for most people so they can get in one last race,” Wolf said. “We start at Legacy of the Plains Museum at 9 a.m., then (go) up and around the monument and back. It’s a beautiful view and we encourage families to participate.

“It’s a great morning for a run and to enjoy the day,” Wolf said. “It’s also a great way to say thank you to our veterans.”

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