Veterans group hosts charity 5k and family trail walk

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The Vietnam Veterans of America’s Knoxville chapter is hosting it’s second annual 5k and family walk event to raise money for the multiple initiatives by the group.

The Second Annual Veterans Heritage Ridge Run will be held on Saturday, May 19th. The race starts at 9:00am
The Family Ridge Walk will start immediately after the racers have cleared the starting area.

Proceeds will benefit The Veterans Heritage Site Foundation’s efforts to continue construction of trailhead markers, placement of new benches and upkeep of Sharps Ridge Veterans Memorial Park. Proceeds will also benefit Vietnam Veterans of America Capt. Bill Robinson Chapter 1078 Vietnam Veterans Memorial project.

The 5K run will begin at the Lincoln Park Technology Trade School at 535 Chickamauga Ave. and proceed on the park’s well-marked ridge side trails. Parking for the event is at the Lincoln Park Baptist Church, 830 Chickamauga Ave. Shuttle service between the church and the start area will be provided by Rural/Metro.

For more information visit Register for the 5K run and The Family Trail Walk on-line at 

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