Hope Rescue Mission held its annual Patriot 5k Run on Saturday, November 12th at 8am at Gring’s Mill Recreation Area in Reading.
There were over 250 runners of all ages who enjoyed the beautiful course through the park to support homeless Veterans at Hope Rescue Mission.
Race registration and timing was done by Pretzel City Sports. The national anthem was sung by Benjamin Small and Color Guard from Wilson High School JROTC. Breakfast was served after the race to all Veterans, runners and their families and music was provided by DJ Hamilton.
“All Veterans, especially homeless Veterans, deserve our honor and support and this event is a way to bring the community together to do both. While Veterans Day is only one day out of the year, Hope Rescue Mission is committed to supporting Veterans in their time of need every day of the year,” said Rob Turchi, Chief Executive Officer of Hope Rescue Mission.