Nearly 300 run in the 3rd annual Veterans VA 5k


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Close to 300 runners took part in Sunday’s third annual Veterans VA 5K at the VA on Leestown Road in Lexington.

A Blackhawk helicopter from the Kentucky National Guard landed on the grounds prior to the start of the race.

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Rolling Thunder Kentucky  lead runners on the corners. The runners ranged in age from 6 to 86 years old.

Proceeds from the race went to the VA and the Lexington Fisher House building fund.

A Fisher House is built on VA property and is a home where veterans’ family members stay for free while their loved one is in the VA and Lexington.

ABC36’s own Tom Kenny is the head of a non-profit foundation leading the fundraising campaign to build the Lexington Fisher House.  He also emceed Sunday’s event.

For more information about the Fisher House project or to donate go to

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