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Memorial Day EOD Warrior 5K benefits foundation

More than 1,000 runners, including many wounded warriors and their families, will take part in the second annual EOD Warrior 5K on May 26.

The event will benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF), which supports active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of wounded and fallen EOD warriors and honors fallen EOD warriors by maintaining the EOD Memorial.

The race also includes a 1K fun run for children. The event is expected to raise $100,000. More information on the event is at eodwarrior5k.org/.

The event will be on Memorial Day, May 26, at the NTC Park at Liberty Station at 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego. Registration starts at 7 with the race kicking off at 9 a.m.

In the last six years, the EODWF has provided assistance to more than 350 EOD families. In 2013, the Foundation provided more than $290,000 in financial assistance to EOD warriors and families

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