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The Puerto Rican Festival Committee announces the 5th annual 5K Race and Fitness Walk in memory of SSGT Javier Ortiz.
SSGT Ortiz ran in the first 5K race sponsored by the PR Festival in August 2010. In September 2010 he was deployed on his 2nd tour to Afghanistan and 4th total deployment in his 9 years as a Marine. On November 16, 2010 Javier was killed by an IED roadside bomb while on foot patrol. The Race was renamed in his honor in 2011. We also honor and recognize the contribution of Latino Soldiers who have defended America in all of its worldwide conflicts.
The 5K Race and Fitness Walk, sanctioned by USA Track and Field, will take place Saturday August 2nd, 2014 at the Frontier Field at 9 am.
We invite runners, walkers and families to join us by registering on line https://runsignup.com/ or http://prfestival.com/, also at the Festival site Friday 8/1 5pm-8pm and Saturday just before the event at 8 am.
We are honored that "Operation Write Home" will be presenting Javier's family a ceremonial American flag at 10:15a.m.
Proceeds to benefit tour local Veterans Outreach Center.
For more information contact Alfred Burgos at 585-266-2680