2023 Carry Forward - Host Your Own

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Take action to honor wounded warriors and their sacrifice: 
Host Your Own Carry Forward 5K.

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. By hosting your own WWP Carry Forward® 5K, you have the opportunity to connect your community or workplace with the WWP mission in a one-of-a-kind event. Every step you take and dollar you raise will help empower wounded warriors as they take on their next mission.

Host Your Own is intended for groups of 15 or more people that want to come together and create a stand-alone Carry Forward event for members of their company, gym, school, or local community. You can choose to host your 5K event anywhere, on any day, and invite coworkers, friends, and family to join and fundraise with you.

Participants can walk, jog, or run their 5K and amp it up by selecting one of three special ways to show support for our nation’s bravest:


Carry a flag to show
support and patriotism.


Carry a weight to represent
the responsibilities veterans bear
while serving our country.


Carry another person to symbolize
one warrior carrying another
in their time of need.

How Host Your Own Works

You choose the location and date — Memorial Day, July 4th, Veterans Day, or any time of year that works for you — and plan your event. You can host a Carry Forward 5K for your local community, company, school, or gym, or anything in between.


Register to Host Your Own Carry Forward 5K and select an event date, time, and location that works for you. Register your event and customize your page with your event information (you can add photos and videos, too!). Click here for information on discounted rates for WWP alumni, veterans and active duty military.


Set a fundraising goal for your event and start spreading the word. Invite others to register for your event and join you in raising funds for wounded warriors. Once registered, each participant will receive a customizable fundraising page to share with friends and family to make fundraising easy.


Squad Leaders will receive a participant kit 3-4 weeks after registering. Squad member kits will be shipped to the Squad Leader 3-4 weeks prior to your event date to be distributed onsite at your event. You can find more resources to help plan your event in your participant dashboard after you register.

We’ll be by your side from start to finish. Contact us anytime.


“Carry Forward is different from other 5K fundraisers because it supports Wounded Warrior Project which has enriched not only my life but other veterans’ lives’.”

WWP Alumnus Denny Breneman,
Host Your Own Carry Forward 5K Participant
Colorado Springs, CO

“I have been in a military family my whole life. Honoring those who serve and sacrifice through the Carry Forward 5K for the last 5 years has been a privilege.”

Linda Gove,
Carry Forward 5K Participant
Nashville, TN


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