Operation Honor 5K planned on Nov. 14 in Medina to benefit local veterans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 September 2020 at 8:56 pm

MEDINA – The third annual Operation Honor 5K is planned for Nov. 14 and will start at the Junior Wilson Sportsman Club on Bates Road.

The race, unlike most others during the Covid-19 pandemic, won’t be cancelled or held virtually without a group run.

Jennifer Thom is one of the organizers. She said the previous two races haven’t drawn big crowds. She said the participants will be spaced out during the event.

Last year’s 5K raised $4,000 for the van service operated by the Orleans County Joint Veterans Council.

The first year the race raised $3,000, which was given to the Warrior House in Shelby. The Warrior House provides a hunting retreat for veterans.

Jennifer Thom said she would like to see proceeds from this year’s race help veterans with rent and other bills.

“Our goal is to help any veteran in Orleans County,” Thom told the Village Board on Monday.

She asked the board to see if the Medina Police Department could provide a presence during the event.

Operation Honor is seeking sponsors and participants for the 5k. For more information, check the group’s Facebook page by clicking here or click here for a race entry which is $25.

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