Announcing Operation Freedom Run

RANDY “THE NATURAL” COUTURERANDY “THE NATURAL” COUTURE TO HOST CHARITY 5K RACE SPONSORED BY FIGHTERS.COM AT CENTENNIAL HILLS YMCA TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE XTREME COUTURE GI FOUNDATION
Mixed Martial Arts Legend Randy Couture hosts “Operation Freedom Run” sponsored by Fighters.com at the Centennial Hills YMCA located at 6601 North Buffalo, Las Vegas, Nevada. The race starts at 8am on Saturday May 17th.

Defending Freedom Foundation and Phil Randazzo are co-sponsoring and flying in our wounded troops from Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. to receive the first of the adaptive equipment provided by the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation. Randy Couture will personally present this equipment to our nation’s heroes. “These are our nation’s best and bravest. I’m honored to be able to help in any way I can. They deserve it,” states Randy Couture.

Runners will run alongside these wounded veterans, Purple Heart, Bronze and Silver Star recipients, Marines, Soldiers and Air Force personnel from Nellis AFB. To date more than 300 entries have been received and more than 500 are expected to “run” for our wounded heroes.The entry fee is $20 to enter or $45 to enter and receive an 8×11 autographed picture of Randy in advance, and $30 to enter or $60 to enter and receive an 8×11 autographed picture of Randy on the day of the race. Nevada Benefits Corporation is providing 200 Free Entries to our active duty servicemen to enable them to run the race and honor their service.

Mixed Martial Arts Champion and Army Veteran Randy “The Natural” Couture started the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation after visiting with amputees at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Mr. Couture, a veteran of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, was brought to tears seeing the young men and women who’ve given their all for our freedom. These young heroes now have to go through life’s challenges without arms and legs or with traumatic brain injuries.

The foundation was especially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families. To date, more than 29,000 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war against terrorism, which doesn’t include the many more suffering from mental effects. The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation’s goal is to help these brave men and women fulfill any of their unmet needs as they return to civilian life. The Foundation has raised over $147,000 to date.
To register for the race log on to  or call 702.616.1022.

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