National Nonprofit invites all to walk/run in honor of military

HOLMDEL, NJ, August 25, 2014–Registration is now open for the second annual New Jersey Run For The Warriors® in Holmdel, New Jersey on Sunday, October 19, 2014. This unique road race will take place at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial adjacent to the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center at the PNC Bank Arts Center. All proceeds of the event will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope to service members and military families.

General registration for the 5K or 1-mile walk/run race is $30, $15 for veterans and active duty service members, and free to Gold Star families and wounded service members. Registration is available by visiting the race website at

Hope For The Warriors® and the community will honor wounded service members during the opening ceremony. The race will close with the awards ceremony. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female overall finishers and top three males and females in each age category.

“We are very excited to bring this race back to the Holmdel community,” said Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors® President.  “The support we have received to build on this race for its second year demonstrates a keen desire to honor the sacrifices of our service members and military families.”

This event began with the help of Civic Duty Partners and the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers  in 2013 and continues to be supported by these organizations.

Run For The Warriors® unites military and civilian community members, connecting and educating each on the importance of embracing their neighbors. The goal of each event is to establish a long term understanding and respect for the needs of local military families. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities will be available by contacting  Heather Busicchia, Run Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® ( is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator ( for three consecutive years. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.