7th annual ‘Veterun’ 5K event for veteran’s mental health

MEDFORD, Ore. – The seventh annual ‘VeteRun’ 5k event happened Saturday morning at Bear Creek Park, to raise awareness for veteran’s mental health.

Hundreds of people came to run, jog or walk the three miles.

The event was a collaboration between several different organizations.

Some of those include Operation: Rambo, David’s Chair, Mighty Oaks and ’22 a Day is 22 Too Many’.

Organizers tell us that this year saw one of its best turnouts, saying they’ve raised about $40,000.

They also say that one of the biggest takeaways was to always check in on veterans you know.

One of the event chairmen, Terry Haines said, “it’s alright to ask somebody if they’re doing okay. ‘Can I help?’ You got to do something, too many people do nothing or they figure someone else is going to do it and that doesn’t work.”

After the 5k, runners could replenish themselves with food and have fun in a raffle contest.

If you missed out, you could still donate here.

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Maximus Osburn is a reporter for NBC5 News. He studied at California State University-Northridge, graduating with a degree in Broadcasting. Maximus is an avid martial arts enthusiast and combat sports fan. He even traveled to Thailand to train with martial arts experts. Maximus loves movies, nature, and doing things outside his comfort zone, like swimming in sub-freezing lakes in the winter.
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