Show Your Support on October 12
"I have personally observed what type impact combat leaves in soldiers, not everyone who goes to combat comes back, but the ones that do, do not come back as they left," Pena said. "I take this mission as a top priority because every Soldier, Sailor, Marine, or Airman that has served and serves is family. Family always give a hand to family."
The road race is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday October 12 beginning at 177 Forest Street in Saugus. It is $35 to run if participants sign up in advance or $40 on race day. The event is a 5k. According to the event's sponsor, all participants will receive a free t-shirt for their support.
Pena joins a large contingent of supporters helping to raise money for the Boston Wounded Vet Run, an organization in its fifth year donating money to New England area wounded veterans. Thousands of motorcycles participate annually to honor the group's recipients. This year, the Run is taking on a fourth recipient, expanding their fundraising effort and need to generate funds.
Runners and supports interested in this event can visit the Web site or contact Marvin Pena through email or phone 617-981-0124.