TROY, Mich. – White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, long known for its on-site events to honor U.S. veterans, is hosting its second annual 5k running/walking event at its location in Troy on Sunday, September 10, 2017 to benefit the Michigan Wounded & Returning Warriors Project, a 501(C)3, American Legion member organization supporting veterans. The inaugural race at White Chapel is called Help Our Heroes’ 5k Patriots Race.

The Patriots Race will begin at 9 a.m. with a 5k timed race followed by a 1M run/walk at 9:30 a.m.

The War on Terror Memorial Service will begin at 11:15 a.m. following the conclusion of The Patriots Race.

“We’ve been hosting events to honor veterans for decades,” said David R. Krall, White Chapel Vice President. “More than 350 people participated in last year’s inaugural 5k race to benefit veterans. Our 210-acre park-like setting is ideal for a 5k race. Race experts believe the White Chapel Patriots Race 5k course may be the flattest and fastest in southeast Michigan.”

Other highlights include:

• 400 American flags will line the flat, fast race course;
• Gold, silver and bronze commemorative Dog Tags will be awarded to top race finishers;
• T-shirts with the Patriots ribbon logo;
• Participation Medal Dog Tags will go to each participant;
• Prizes will be awarded for the most patriotic attire; and,
• Special children’s activities.

“We invite families, veterans and the community to help us support the Michigan Wounded & Returning Warriors Project,” he said.

Early discounted registration is available online at along with details on the course, sponsorships, volunteering, and more.

White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery ( is located at 621 W. Long Lake Rd. (west of I-75) in Troy.