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Posted on: September 20, 2018

PRESS RELEASE (9-20-18): Benson's Veteran’s Day Celebration and Run for the Brave 5K on Nov. 3


Join The Town of Benson on November 3 for its Veteran’s Day Celebration and Run for the Brave 5K


In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the Town of Benson has had to rearrange a few dates for its fall events season.

With Mule Days being moved to the fourth weekend in October — the time normally reserved for our Healthy Harvest festival — we decided to combine two events into one large celebration for our area veterans!

On Saturday, November 3, the Town of Benson will celebrate Veteran’s Day in a big way with the Healthy Harvest Festival and new Run for the Brave 5K, as well as our annual celebration in the Singing Grove and Veteran’s Day Parade.

There’s going to be something for everyone going on at each end of town Saturday with the 5K registration beginning at 7:30am at TNT Fitness (103 W. Parrish Dr.), Healthy Harvest food trucks, vendors, entertainment, and more along Railroad Street from 8am to 1:30pm, the start of the Run for the Brave 5K at 9am, Veteran’s Day Parade along Main Street at 12pm, and lunch for active duty and veterans at 12:30pm in the Singing Grove (402 E. Main Street).

We’re looking forward to hosting our popular fall 5K this year and we’re thrilled we will be able to support our area Veterans in the process. All donations made during the event will go to the Disabled American Veterans charity.

For more information about Saturday’s event call (919) 894-3553 or follow the Town of Benson on Facebook. To register early for the Run for the Brave 5K online go to

Interested in being a sponsor? Follow these links to sponsorship applications:

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