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NC base to host race that benefits injured Marines

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- Runners from across the country will gather at a North Carolina military base for the fifth annual Run for the Warriors, which benefits injured service members and their families.

Festivities for Saturday's race in Jacksonville begin with a ceremony honoring wounded service members. After the kickoff, three separate races - a half marathon, 10K, and a 5K - will get under way. The half-marathon will run through parts of the city. All the races are U.S. Track and Field certified.

The benefit race, which began in 2005, is open to military personnel and civilians.

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