Ga. men finish 300-mile relay for wounded soldiers

by The Augusta Chronicle


Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Pfleiger (center) presented a coin to the six men who ran from Fort Benning to Fort Gordon.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A group of runners has completed a 300-mile relay across Georgia to raise money for charities that help wounded and sick Army soldiers.

The Augusta Chronicle reports ( ) the six runners finished their journey Sunday at Fort Gordon, three days after they started running at Fort Benning in Columbus. Their efforts raised about $3,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fisher House, which provides low-cost lodging for families of service members being treated at Fort Gordon's Army hospital.

Relay organizer Ray Miller of nearby Millen says he and some friends came up with the idea for the run across Georgia about three years ago. During the relay, runners would alternate between running three miles and riding in an escort vehicle for nine miles.

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