April 9, 2016
East Carolina University
West Research Campus
East Carolina University’s Army ROTC “Pirate Battalion” is hosting the 8th Annual Patriot Run on Saturday April 9, 2016. This year’s run is being hosted at a new venue and is an entirely new event that will allow both runners and spectators the opportunity to enjoy a scenic route through East Carolina University's West Research Center. This route will again be offering a 3 - 4 mile option as well as a 1+ mile fun run.
In the seven years of this race, we have attracted over 1000 runners and, through the generous support of several local sponsors, raised over $60,000 for Ft. Bragg charities that assist both Wounded Warriors and their families. The proceeds from the race this year will go towards a member of the R4 Alliance, Eagle Rock, which is located in Denver NC.
The 2016 Patriot Run is proud to support Eagle Rock Camp, a part of the R4 Alliance. Portions of the race proceeds in 2016 will be donated to help support their Vision. Eagle Rock Camp is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation founded in December, 2010, after founder Lynn Miller discovered very limited resources for military families. Lynn, the board of directors and a focus group of veterans carefully listened to what the military families needed and then developed Eagle Rock Camp's curriculum to meet those needs. Meeting all members of the family at their level of need, these evidence-based programs help heal the body, mind and spirit. Eagle Rock Camp's mission is to reconnect military families in an environment that is faith-based, therapeutic, inclusive and emotionally safe. For more information about Eagle Rock, go to www.eaglerockcamp.org
The East Carolina University’s Operation Reentry North Carolina (ORNC) is a national research support organization developing novel technologies and approaches that address the resiliency, rehabilitation and reintegration concerns of our nation’s servicemembers, veterans, their families, as well as the civilian and military healthcare providers who care for them.