running-web.jpgWEST PALM BEACH — Operation Homefront Florida, a non-profit organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to Florida’s military families and wounded warriors, will host its annual Freedom Walk & 5K Run on Sept. 11 in West Palm Beach. The event will mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. and honor military families and first responders.

“The venue for this event is along the beautiful waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach.  For the walkers, we offer the opportunity to get your exercise early. For the runners, there is a chance to medal in one of the many age groups and, for all participants, a way to honor and thank those military and first responders that help make our lives more safe and secure,” Steve Lawrence, Operation Homefront-Florida board chairman, said in a statement.

The event will be held at City Commons, 101 S. Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. The run will start at 7:30 a.m., with registration opening at 6:30 a.m. Individual runners, walkers and teams are invited to turn out and show support.

Medals will be awarded to the top three entrants overall and the top three in the 5-year-old age groups.

Registration is $25 per person and $50 for families prior to Sept. 5.  The fee for police officers, fire fighters and active service members is $10.

To register online or download a registration brochure visit www.operationhomefront.net/florida/events.aspx?id=12529. For more information, e-mail megan.lysaker@operationhomefront.net.