Salute to the Military 5K raises thousands for wounded vets

The 5K raised about $10,000 for the Rivers of Recovery program. (Photo source: WLOX)

Dozens of runners met in Gulfport early Saturday morning for a little healthy competition, and it was all for a great cause. The second annual Salute to the Military 5K took off at 8 a.m.

Rep. Steven Palazzo partnered with the Gulf Coast Combat Readiness Training Center to organize the event. All proceeds from the foot-race went to Rivers of Recovery, an organization that helps wounded veterans enjoy the outdoors.

Overall, Palazzo said the morning was a success and even gave the public a rare glimpse inside the CRTC base.