Walk, ruck, run event aids soldiers

The Third Annual 5K/15K Walk, Ruck and Run to Honor the Sacrifice is 9 a.m. April 1 at the Jennings County Fairgrounds, 4920 State Road 3 North, North Vernon.

This event will consist of a walk, ruck march and run at both the 5- and 15-kilometer distances. Prizes will be awarded to individual finishers in the women’s, men’s and youth categories. Organizers have added a 15K team ruck march competition this year.

The cost is $20. Registration forms may be downloaded from the event website: ruckandrunjenningscounty.org or from Facebook at facebook.com/honorthesacrifice/. Also, registration forms may be obtained by emailing honorthesacrifice2016@gmail.com.

Money raised from the event will be donated to the Indiana National Guard Emergency Fund and the USO, Camp Atterbury Center. The Indiana National Guard Emergency Fund provides grants to families of deployed guardsmen in the event of an unexpected emergency at home. This fund can be accessed by any guardsman or family member across the state. The USO Camp Atterbury Center meets short-term needs of soldiers preparing to deploy, returning from deployment or training locally.