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Running for Wounded Veterans

6-7 runnerEAGLE POINT, Ore. – An Eagle Point soldier is raising awareness for wounded veterans by running his way into a bike race.

The Tour de Eagle Point kicked off Saturday morning featuring just over 100 bike riders, and one runner. That runner was Rob Wilson, a former marine who ran 50 kilometers, or just more than a marathon, to make sure veterans know the wounded warrior project is there to help.

“The VA is not the only choice they have,” said Wilson. “There’s other great organizations, like the Wounded Warrior Project, that are out there for them.”

Wilson is now training for the Ironman Triathlon in August, where he will also be competing to raise awareness for the Wounded Warriors.

He says, unlike today, that event will actually raise money for the service organization. He also says he’s currently talking with the Wounded Warriors about sponsoring his entry.