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Rockbridge Retreat 5k to Help Bring More Families to Event

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Back in April we told you about a veteran in Rockbridge County making a difference by creating the first ever Rockbridge Retreat.

The goal is for special operation veterans to soak in the mountains with their families, relaxing after their dedicated service to our country.

With a fundraiser this weekend, organizer Jason Hall hopes even more special operation families can enjoy the retreat next year, and the feedback from this year has already been outstanding.

"When I had just gotten out of the military I was hurt, I had some very nice folks step up and help me and my family out a little bit," Hall said.

"We throw the term "hero" around loosely nowadays. It seems like everybody gets "hero" put on them for various things, but what that family has done is truly heroic."

This weekend's fundraiser is a 5k race held at the Virginia Horse Center.

It costs $20 for adults to run and $10 for kids 12 and under.

The race starts at 9:30 a.m.