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UVA Foundation Hosts Race to Benefit Wounded Warriors Project

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The race had more than 1,400 participants. The race had more than 1,400 participants.

Wounded Warriors are benefiting from a runners' race in Albemarle County.

The University of Virginia Foundation hosted its third annual 4 the Wounded 5K at the UVA Research Park Saturday morning.

The march of a color guard, a motorcycle procession and speakers kicked off the event.

More than 1,400 runners pounded pavement in the race.

Organizers say this is possible because of partnerships.

"A lot of the park tenants are in the defense industry so they know people that have been overseas, in harm's way, they know people that have been wounded as do the folks at the National Ground Intelligence Center and the Defense Intelligence Agency, so it's just a normal nexus of these three groups coming together to support a very worthy cause," said Tim Rose, CEO of the UVA Foundation.

This year's race raised more than $100,000. All proceeds will go to support the Wounded Warrior Project.

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