Run for Wounded Heroes
- Sports & Recreation
- Veterans & Military Families
Location2664 Loring Rd NWKennesaw, GA 30152 United States
A RACE BENEFITING WOUNDED VETERANS Aiding those military members severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan
The Run for Wounded Heroes, Inc., formerly known as Run for Wounded Warriors, Inc., is the inspiration of Jonathan Borden of Kennesaw, Georgia. On Memorial Day 2009, as a then seventeen-year-old senior Naval JROTC cadet at Kennesaw Mountain High School, Jonathan watched several biographies about severely wounded service men and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Jonathan was deeply moved by those bios and he was personally challenged to do something for those wounded heroes. In 2010 he and his family and friends held the inauguralRun for Wounded Warriors in which over 400 local runners participated. Last year, over 1300 runners participated.