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No One Left Behind 5K Race

 Saturday, May 16th  

Grafton Lakes State Park


Thank you to our sponsors and supporters:


Home Depot - Latham Farms

Bruegger's Bagels - Newtown Plaza

Starbucks - Newtown Plaza

Grafton Lakes State Park

Senator Marchione


2015 Patriot Ruckmarch

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PATRIOT RUCKMARCH registration is now open!


Register today 


DATE:        Saturday, September 19, 2015 


ROUTE:      there are two options this year - full route is 24.8 miles, short route is 9.8 miles  


Long Route check-in at 7:00 am; march begins at 8:30 am

begin at Poestenkill VFW; take 351 north to Route east; turn around at Grafton Fire Hall and return to Poestenkill VFW.  


Short Route check-in at 11:30 am; march begins at 12:30 pm

begin at Poestenkill VFW; take 351 to the intersection with Route 2 and return to the VFW.


There will be a community event to welcome back all marchers from 3 pm to 6 pm.



$40 for long route

$25 for short route


WHY:  Members of the military, from World War II to the War on Terror, experience a myriad of challenges, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, substance abuse and mental health problems, and problems associated with reintegration, such as finding employment and stable housing.  Thousands of these Veterans live in rural communities where access to resources is a significant challenge.


Heroes at Home is one of eleven NYS funded programs providing peer support to anyone who has served in the military, as well as their families, regardless of discharge status, era in which they served or combat experience.  Since 2012, we have partnered with the VA, the VFW and American Legion, and community providers to ensure that Veterans have access to services, and to provide mutual support as they navigate the reintegration process.  Services include:

  • individual and group support
  • social activities
  • referrals and information 
  • trainings and workshops (ie. suicide prevention, mental illness)
  • advocacy

Why a road march?  Road marches have become popular among the military community as a way of doing something difficult to honor fellow Service Members and Veterans.  One such march is the Batann Memorial Death March held annually in New Mexico to commemorate the death of thousands of GI’s who died marching through the jungles of the  Phillipines only to endure the difficult conditions of prisoner of war camps.   The Patriot Ruckmarch is not just for Service members and Veterans. Anyone looking for a challenge is encouraged to participate.  The added benefit:  to honor the military by doing something that our Service Members have all done - endured physical challenges!