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The Patriot's Ruck - 5K Run/Walk
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:27 AM

The Pathfinder Club of Gannon University has organized the Patriot's Ruck as a fundraiser for homeless veterans. The event is scheduled for November 4 at the Gannon University Recreation Center (Corner of 4th and Peach Street, Erie, PA.)

Registration begins at 7:30 am. Event opening will take place between 8:00 and 8:30 am. The race begins at 8:45 am. The 5K will be run/walked on the streets of downtown Erie. Participants will carry a backpack/rucksack filled with donation supplies to be donated at the conclusion of the run/walk. Donation Supplies include laundry detergent, trash bags, sheets, paper towels, blankets, washcloths, towels, deodorant, etc.

The event is free without a t-shirt, $8 with a t-shirt. You may request a shirt during online registration or by contacting GU Pathfinder President, Anthony Sparacino. Prizes will be given to the 1 st Place Runner and to the participant with the heaviest backpack/rucksack. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Each participant must complete a separate entry form and waiver to participate in the 5K.

Other Ways to Donate:
1. Donate money or charitable items to the Patriot’s Ruck fund. Donation supplies must be brought to the event on November 4, 2017. Individuals that wish to donate money can simply go to - click the donate button and simply enter an amount.
2. Sponsor an individual to do the Ruck. Sponsors can help by providing the donation supplies for the participant to carry during the 5K.
3. Volunteer at the actual event. Volunteers are needed to set up for the event and work at different water stations on the 5K route. To volunteer simply contact the president of GU Pathfinder, Anthony Sparacino. 

To register or for more information, visit here or contact GU Pathfinder President, Anthony Sparacino at or at (412) 522-2636. All proceeds will benefit the Liberty House, EUMA's transitional housing program for homeless veterans.


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