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10-K road march to support veterans in need

The second annual 10-kilometer K.I.A. Memorial Road March will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 23 at Chestnut Ridge Park.

The event, sponsored by Vets For Vets, honors military members killed in action and supports veterans in need.

Marchers carry rucksacks filled with canned goods, which are donated to veterans following the event. Participants can march in one of four categories with rucksacks filled with canned goods weighing a minimum amount. The categories are: Individual (50 pounds), Team (two marchers, 80 pounds collectively), Squad (four marchers, 200 pounds) and Platoon (10 marchers, 450 pounds).

Rucksacks and canned goods are provided by the participants. In 2013, 106 participants collected 5,200 pounds of canned goods.

The event is open to those ages 18 and older. The entry fee is $60 per person and $55 for military members. All proceeds are donated to local veterans’ organizations.

For more information, visit http://kiamemorialmarch.com/Home.aspx.