Shelton road race, other activities Sunday to benefit military charity; Will be local road closures

The fifth annual Sunset Run for the Warriors will take place Sunday, Aug. 17 in Shelton. The charity event is expected to attract hundreds of runners as well as many more people to participate in other activities.

The race will include a 10K, 5K and a 1-mile walk/run, all beginning at the Huntington Green, as well as a Kids’ Race on the Green.

The opening ceremony will be at 4:30 p.m., with the various races to begin from 5 to 5:15.

Food, live music, raffle, inflatables

The event includes more than just the run, walk or Kids’ Race. There also will be food, live music, raffle items, inflatables, and other activities for the whole family. It is open to the entire community.

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Some roads to to be closed in Huntington for the race:


The race will close with an awards ceremony. Awards will be presented to the top three male and top three female overall finishers, and the top three males and top three females in each age category.

Same-day registration is $25, veteran/active duty registration is $20, Kids’ Race registration is $10, and wounded service members and Gold Star families participate for free by contacting Heather Busicchia at

Helping warriors and their families

The Sunset Run for the Warriors celebrates the strength and resolve of service members and their families, and the families of the fallen.

All proceeds from the Sunset Run for the Warriors will benefit wounded warriors and their families through programs of the non profit Hope for the Warriors.

More than 900,000 American soldiers have incurred non-fatal injuries in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars since Sept. 11, 2001.

The mission of Hope for the Warriors is to restore a sense of self, restore the family unit, and restore hope for service members and military families.