Woonsocket Call

Road Race at McCoy Stadium on May 20

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PAWTUCKET — In partnershi­p with 21 Heroes, the Pawtucket Red Sox are hosting a “Veterans Home Run” 5K race-walk at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 20.

The race will begin and end at McCoy Stadium. A festival/picnic for participan­ts will follow from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. This year's race features a revised route that takes participan­ts into scenic downtown Pawtucket before returning to McCoy for a finish at home plate.

Proceeds from the race will benefit veterans’ organizati­ons in the area, including Operation Stand Down RI, which helps homeless and in-need vets get housing and other services they need to improve their lives. 21 Heroes, a Pawtucket organizati­on dedicated to the 21 former city residents who died in the Vietnam War, is partnering with the PawSox to recruit participan­ts for the race. So far, approximat­ely 75 citizens are running in memory of five of those 21 Heroes.

Registrant­s can sign up on-line at pawsox.com for $25. The cost drops to $20 for teams of 10 runners. The registrati­on fee is $30 on the day of the race. Signups begin at 7:30 on May 20.

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