Our military men and women fight for us -- and for ten years thousands of people from the tri-state area have laced up their sneakers to Walk and Run for them!

Between the walkers, runners and corporate sponsors, more than 2 million dollars has been raised by Operation First Response  -- and more than 7000 wounded soldiers have been helped with medical, emotional and financial support with funds raised by this event.

The is the 10th Anniversary of Pennsylvania's WALK FOR THE WOUNDED & WARRIORS 5K RUN -- and Operation First Response has set its sights on raising $250,000.  But they need your help! 

“Delaware County has hosted this event from the beginning,” explains OFR senior representative, Nick Constantino, adding “I am so proud to be a resident of this county, and to witness, firsthand, the awesome generosity of its residents, and the invaluable donation of time, energy and leadership that we’ve received from Delaware County’s Destination Delco Tourism Bureau, County Council and the Department of Parks and Recreation."

  • This event takes place rain or shine
  • Meet Lt. General Ronald S. Coleman, a graduate of Darby-Colwyn Senior High and a retired United States Marine who became the 2nd African-American in the Corps to reach the 3-star rank. 
  • Sgt. Carl David Duda will talk about his OFR experience.
  • And there will be ceremonies honoring fallen Bronze Star Medal winner, PO1 Michael J. Strange. 
  • Shake a hero's hand - hundreds of veterans will be there!
  • Go Zip-lining across the park!
  • Watch an All-Veteran Parachute Team land in the meadow.
  • Enjoy food by Nifty Fiftys, and both live and DJ music throughout.
  • Get up close and personal with Kevin Harvick's Race Car.
Plus CBS 3 TV Anchor Ukee Washington and the Phillie Phanatic!

Register at Rose Tree Park at 10am on May 20th. For donation and pledge forms go to 

Register at Rose Tree Park on May 20th at 9am or by signing up at Warrior's 5K Run Sign Up  Donation and pledge forms are online at OperationFirstResponse.org  

Operation First Response, Inc (OFR) serves all branches of our nation's Wounded Heroes/Disabled Veterans and their families with personal and financial needs from the onset injury or illness, throughout their recovery and their return to civilian life. 
For the second year in a row, OFR has been awarded the highest charity rating possible from noted watchdog organization, Charity Navigator.