Various nonprofits will receive funding from the run

Published online on November 4, 2023

2022 Veterans Run Photo by Pam MacDougall

By Staff Report

The Veterans Day Run is one opportunity for the community to celebrate veterans’ service for our country. This year it will be Sunday November 12th starting at Morgan Hill City Development Center and will be a  new interesting course that takes in the alleyways of the westside of Morgan Hill and part of the new Hale Avenue extension. There is a Children’s 1 mile, a 5k and a 10k. 

Started by Charles Weston, a Vietnam veteran and Morgan Hill architect, with the idea to help fund local veterans groups 10 years ago, the run is low key and allows for plenty of time to learn about the veterans organizations it benefits.

Nonprofit partner organizations that will receive funding from the event include: Operation Freedom Paws, South Bay Blue Star Moms, DreamPower Horsemanship, Morgan Hill Freedom Fest,  and RWB (Red, White, and Blue ) Operation Freedom Paws helps veterans by providing and training service dogs for individual veterans. Blue Star Moms are moms who have children in the service. South Valley, DreamPower Horses for Warriors provides equine-facilitated psychotherapy and support services to U.S. military veterans and their families. RWB  Red, White & Blue’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. 

“Run with these honorable men and women during the race and express your appreciation for their service as you finish the course with them,” Weston said. “We encourage participants to take a moment and say, ‘Thank you for what you’ve done!’ Small gestures mean a lot to those who have sacrificed so much.”

See for more information and to register.