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Wounded Warriors return to Williamson County

The public is invited to cheer on 25 of our nation’s wounded service members Saturday, Nov. 16 during their 25-mile bike ride through Williamson County.

The event, called the Annual Soldier Ride, will leave the Battle Ground Academy campus approximately 9 a.m., following a brief ceremony at 8:30 a.m. The inspirational ride in memory of Franklin native Master Sergeant James “Tre” Ponder, who died June 28, 2005 in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan, is part of a four-day cycling experience that provides Wounded Warrior Project Alumni the opportunity to overcome the physical, emotional and mental injuries they experienced in battle.

This year only Wounded Warrior Project Alumni will ride in the soldier ride.

The public is invited to participate in the 8K run/walk, which begins at 9:15 a.m., or once the soldiers leave the campus.

The run/walk, which will go through Deerfield and Spencer Creek neighborhoods and other nearby roads, is a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Registration for the race may be made online at

Use “Promo2013” for a $5 discount on the $35 registration fee.

A 1K Fun Run will begin at 8:15 a.m. prior to the ceremony and other events.

A closing program at 10:30 includes an awards presentation.

Run/walk registrations will also be accepted on race day.

Posted on: 11/7/2013


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