Capt. Matthew Freeman Fifth Annual 5K/10K

By October 23, 2014Local NewsWIRE

Capt. Matthew Freeman Fifth Annual 5K/10K

(RICHMOND HILL. GA) The Matthew Freeman Project will be hosting its fifth annual Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial 5k and 10k on November 11, 2014 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill, GA beginning at 8:30 am. There will be a Fun Run for children and senior citizens, inflatables for kids, and an awards presentation. Following the race events will be the Richmond Hill Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 11:00 am.

The Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial Race was started to remember hometown hero, Capt. Matthew Freeman who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009, and raise money for the non-profit project started in his name.

The director of the race will be Georgia Game Changers, a store specializing in “injury-free” running and teaching others about natural running. More information on Georgia Game Changers can be found at  Sponsoring the race this year is South State Bank, a bank that first opened in 1934 and recently opened a new location in Richmond Hill. Many other local businesses are also sponsoring the race. Check out for a list of those sponsors.

About The Matthew Freeman Project:

The Matthew Freeman Project is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the support of education in order to promote communities of promise, prosperity and peace throughout the US and the World. The Matthew Freeman Project has a scholarship for Gold Star siblings whose education was interrupted by the death of their siblings. In the past year, The Matthew Freeman Project recently launched Matthew Bears, a part of the project that makes stuffed bears for Gold Star Family members out of the uniforms of their fallen service member. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, visit

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