Uncommon Athlete's Run-Ranger-Run event kicked off Saturday

Uncommon Athlete's Run-Ranger-Run event kicked off Saturday
Updated: Jan. 27, 2018 at 4:44 PM EST
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(Source: WTVM)
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Uncommon Athlete kicked off their Run-Ranger-Run event.

"Our miles change lives," said Jill Bruce, Chairman of Run-Ranger-Run of Columbus.

Throughout the month of Feb., teams of athletes will exercise and log miles, racking up 565 miles in 28 days.

At the same time, all proceeds from Run-Ranger-Run will go to help Gallant Few, an organization that aids veterans and their transition back to civilian life.

"It helps veterans from all different branches of service transition through jobs and support and all kinds of things that help you find a community," said Bruce.

The cause hits close to home for this local veteran, who said she's glad to see her community get involved and help those like her during a transition.

"For me, it was very scary and it was hard. I didn't know how to do an interview being in the military for 20 years. Was I going to be able to live because we live sort of a sheltered life," said Tawanna Jamison, a retired veteran.

Run-Ranger-Run started in Ft. Benning, remembering the story of one soldier's journey, and the physical demands that came from traveling far distances to come back home.

Uncommon Athlete is asking the community to do the same.

Anything active counts whether you're a biker, swimmer, or runner, anything to log a mile to help our veterans transition for the better.

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