Runners honor wounded warriors in 5K event

More than 200 runners honored the daily sacrifices made by the brave men, women and families of the Navy's Wounded Warrior Program by running in the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Hampton Roads Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Wounded Warrior 5K on Nov. 3. Credit: Katisha Draughn-Fraguada/Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Hundreds of people honored wounded warriors Thursday in the Hampton Roads Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Wounded Warrior 5K.

Event organizers say more than 300 people participated in the 5K run.

Participants in the event ran around the grounds of NSA Hampton Roads and Slade Cutter Athletic Park.

Kelley Harkins, MWR Director at NSA Hampton Roads stated, “We strive to recognize the physical, mental, and emotional strength and resilience of our wounded, ill, and injured service members and show our appreciation to them for sacrificing so much. A great way for us to highlight that is through fitness.”