Wounded warrior race supports veterans around the country

Oct 15, 2013

The Wounded Warrior 5K takes place this Saturday on the Utah State University campus. Maj. Ammon Campbell from USU’s Army ROTC said the Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization that assists soldiers who have been injured during their military service.

“Our run is simply a way that we have found that students and the community can get involved in participating and supporting that organization,” Campbell said.

The 5K is an opportunity for people to support the estimated 42,000 wounded American soldiers nationwide, he said.

"For the past two years, the Utah State Army ROTC has sponsored a Wounded Warrior 5K in the fall in support of local and national wounded warriors," Campbell said. "Military attire is encouraged."

Tickets are being sold at the ROTC building on the USU campus, and the race begins at 10 a.m.

-Morgan Pratt is a sophomore at Utah State University seeking a degree in Journalism and Communications. Morgan is originally from South Jordan, and she is passionate about music. She also loves hiking and enjoys a good book.