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Front Page - Friday, June 10, 2016

Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk

Saturday, July 16 beginning at 8 a.m.

Chattanooga was changed forever following the tragic shootings at the Armed Services Recruiting Center on Lee Highway and the U.S. Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway last July 16.

One year later, thousands of supporters will participate in the Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk to honor and remember those who lost their lives as well as the hundreds of responders who worked to protect the city.

The Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk, presented by Erlanger’s Level One Trauma Center, will take place on Saturday, July 16 beginning at 8 a.m.

The event will feature a five-mile run or walk that will begin on Amnicola Highway at the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center, follow part of the path EMS took down Amnicola Highway, connect to the Tennessee RiverPark, wind through University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus, and end on 5th Street.

Participant and spectator busing will begin at 6 a.m. at the corner of Palmetto and Fifth Streets.

Volunteers are needed to assist with pre-run bag packing, set up, race activities, and post-run clean up.

For more information, including how to volunteer or register for the event, visit www.chattanoogaheroesrun.com.

The families of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire K. Wells, and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Randall Smith have chosen to use the proceeds from this event to fund the construction of a permanent memorial at the Tennessee RiverPark.