Blue Star Mothers group hosts troop remembrance 5K run

Blue Star Mothers

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A local group is running for a great cause and is inviting everyone to join.

Blue Star Mothers of Albuquerque is hosting the 3rd Annual 5K Remembrance Run. This event will be held on Sunday, September 13 at the Balloon Fiesta Park. Race begins at 8:30am.

All of the fundraising is in support of our military and veterans to send the troops care-packages with include some green chile, Girl Scout Cookies, and candy that has been donated.

Many locations of deployment areas are losing their chow halls and troops are having to turn to MRE’s, Meals Ready to Eat.

In addition to the care-packages, a gift bag is donated to the men and women returning home from deployment and the organization also supports local veteran organizations such as the Henderson House, The NM Veteran’s Memorial, and the Albuquerque Stand-Down, along with others.

For more information, visit their website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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