Locals Run for Heroes

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“Just try to get some rest and stretch a little bit, crack my back and we’ll see what happens,” UWS student and Veteran Thomas Naughton said.

More than 60 people came out for the 2nd annual Running for Our Heroes 5k Walk/Run at UWS.

They ran a double loop course around the campus and down Caitlin Avenue.

All to raise awareness for community heroes ranging from firemen and women to police officers and veterans.

“They’re really selfish and put themselves in position to give to the whole community,” said Naughton. “So I think it’s good to give a little back.”

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the race benefit will go to two organizations: The Douglas County Soldiers and Sailors Relief fund and the UW Superior Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center.

Through these services veterans can get much needed help with their education, rent and small expenses.

“So we wanna help you know if they need help with different financial payments,” Douglas County Veteran Service office assistant Carissa Skifstad said. “Or maybe they’re jobs rely on their vehicle and they don’t have a car payment or they need it fixed. So we could possibly be able to help them with that.”

Winners of the race took home prizes and awards.

UW Superior has been recognized as a veterans friendly school for the past 5 years.

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