Troy’s White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery Hosts Fourth Annual Walking/Running Event to Benefit Michigan Wounded & Returning Warriors Program

White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, long known for its onsite events honoring U.S. veterans, is hosting the Fourth Annual Patriots Race, a running/walking event at its location in Troy on Sunday, Sept. 8, to benefit the nonprofit Michigan Wounded & Returning Warriors Program, an American Legion member organization supporting veterans.

The Patriots Race will begin at 9 a.m. with a 10k and 5k timed race followed by a 1M run/walk.

“Dedicated runners and walkers frequently compliment us on the racecourse and how much they look forward to the Patriots Race,” said David R. Krall, White Chapel vice president. “Our 210-acre park-like setting is ideal for the races. Race experts believe the White Chapel Patriots Racecourse may be the flattest and fastest in southeast Michigan.”

Other highlights include:

  • The entire racecourse will be lined with 500 American flags;
  • Gold, silver and bronze commemorative Dog Tags will be awarded to top race finishers;
  • T-shirts with the Patriots ribbon logo;
  • Participation Medal Dog Tags will go to each participant;
  • Prizes will be awarded for the most patriotic attire; and,
  • Special children’s activities.

“We invite families, veterans and the community to help us support the Michigan Wounded & Returning Warriors Project,” Krall said. “It is wonderful way to enjoy a Sunday morning with family and friends.”

White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 621 W. Long Lake Rd. (west of I-75) in Troy.

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