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Barrington Honor Ride & Run on August 13

150 U.S. Veterans to Attend at Barrington Hills Park District for BHRR

Learn more at: www.HonorRideBarrington.com

The 7th Annual Barrington Honor Ride & Run (BHRR) will be extra special this year as the Ride welcomes 150 of our Nation’s heroes taking on the week-long Great Lakes Challenge with Project Hero, biking 465 miles from Minnesota to Illinois, and finishing their journey at the BHRR. The Veterans will be cycling with Project Hero in this team building journey that creates an atmosphere of perseverance, recovery, and camaraderie, allowing the veterans to continue the strides they’ve made toward establishing an active, healthy lifestyle and overcoming the wounds, both physical and mental, of war.

The 7th annual BHRR takes place on August 13, 2017, at the Barrington Hills Park District, 361 Bateman Rd., Barrington Hills, Ill., with Opening Ceremonies, including the Operation “Wild Horse” Mounted Color Guard at 8 a.m. presented by the Marine Corps League Detachment 1395 in partnership with Veterans R&R.

Something for Everyone

This year’s event will feature three bike distances (10, 30, or 50 miles) through the scenic Barrington area, and a trail run and fun walk through the beautiful Spring Lake Forest Preserve.

Participants can register online for the bike, run, and walk at www.HonorRideBarrington.com. The bike, run, and walk culminate in a community festival of fun for the whole family as BHRR joins forces with Barrington Hills’ 5th annual heritage festival, “The Hills Are Alive”. Enjoy free food and music, free activities and games for the whole family, and take a moment to thank our nation’s heroes, our veterans, as we welcome them to our community.

About Project Hero

Project Hero uses cycling as a team building therapy that benefits both the physical and mental health of the Veteran. It is estimated that 22 veterans take their own life each day. With programs like Project Hero’s Challenge Ride series, veterans are provided an opportunity to recover, rehabilitate and reintegrate—and the results have shown a dramatic impact for the better on the mental and physical health of our healing heroes. Funds raised by Project Hero and the Honor Ride series benefits programs which, among other things, provides veterans with bikes, including adaptive bikes that meet each veteran’s unique physical challenges, resources to assist with struggles associated with PTSD and traumatic brain injury, and team building experiences, such as the week-long Great Lakes Challenge Ride, where veterans can discuss the struggles they face in a safe environment surrounded by those who have been through similar experiences.

You can register to bike any of the three distances, run, walk, or volunteer in assisting us in making the day’s events run smoothly at www.HonorRideBarrington.com. Opportunities for sponsorship of the day’s event are available.

For information on sponsorship opportunities contact BHRR at BarringtonHRR@gmail.com.

Barrington Honor Ride & Run
Colleen Konicek
117 S. Cook St., #112
Barrington, IL 60010