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Running for Our Heroes this Saturday

The University of Wisconsin-Superior will host the third annual Running for Our Heroes 5K Run/Walk on Saturday.

The event, which begins at 9 a.m., is hosted by UWS’ Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center (VNSC) and Douglas County Veteran Services. Money raised from the run/walk benefits the Douglas County Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund and the VNSC.

“It’s been great to see this event grow over the past couple years,” Monte Stewart, the VNSC student services coordinator, said in a news release. “Many people commemorate their heroes by wearing personalized T-shirts at the race. It’s very touching to see how an event like this can really bring together the campus and the community.”

Registration is available online at uwsuper.edu/911run, and from 7-8:30 a.m. Saturday at UWS’ Marcovich Wellness Center, 1810 Catlin Ave. That’s also where the race will start and finish.

The entry fee is $30 per person, $15 for veterans and students, and includes a T-shirt and swag bag, while supplies last.

A free quarter-mile race for children 12 and younger will take place at 8:45 a.m. Saturday.