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“Running events also provide support and a mainstream experience for veterans who are wounded in the line of duty,” Stewart said. “These wounded warriors are always inspirational.”
What's more, the AJC PRR will feature a same-day supporting event during its July 4 race: the Kilometer Kids Charity Chase, which will include runners from multiple branches of the military, including the Army, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.
“Seeing military members along the course of any road race is no doubt inspiring,” Kenah said. “They not only serve and protect, but are great examples of health and fitness.”
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Ben Hildebrandt made a promise to walk again, and he did.