March 1, 2015
Town Commons Center
East Carolina University’s Army ROTC “Pirate Battalion” is hosting the 7th Annual Patriot Run on Sunday March 1, 2015. This year’s run is being hosted at a new venue that will allow both runners and spectators the opportunity to enjoy a scenic route through downtown Greenville and the natural beauty that our town has to offer. This route will again be offering a 5-mile option as well as a 1-mile fun run. We expect over 300 runners and 200 spectators to converge on the Greenville town commons center as well as local areas of Greenville to show their support of our nation’s Wounded Warriors and their families.
In the six 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 be split between two beneficiaries. The main one being Operation Reentry which is an organization through East Carolina University that works to conduct research and development into helping wounded veterans in eastern north Carolina reenter into the civilian world and cope with the new found challenges that they face. The secondary beneficiary is the JP Thompson endowment fund which is a scholarship fund in memory of one of our Alumni that was killed in action in the service of our nation in 2010.
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.