Community Connections

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Jacksonville Run for the Warriors


Hope For The Warriors invites the entire Jacksonville and Eastern North Carolina community to the 2022 Run For The Warriors. This event takes place over Memorial Day weekend — a day in which we will remember and honor the fallen as we run. Over 15 years ago, Hope For The Warriors held its first Run For The Warriors aboard Camp Lejeune, we are thankful to call this community home. A community is made great by its resilient people. Join us as we run through downtown Jacksonville with the mission of honoring and remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

MAY 28, 2022
7:00 am Opening Ceremonies
7:30 am Race Time
Rain or Shine
421 Court Street, Jacksonville, NC
Participants receive a Run For The Warriors medal, race t-shirt, and all-access to the post-race vendor village!

In-Person 10K Run/Walk ($35.00)
Price Increases to $40 on 5/13.

In-Person 5K Run/Walk ($25.00)
Price Increases to $30 on 5/13.

Virtual 10K 5/28 – 6/5 ($30.00)
Price Increases to $35 on 5/13.

Virtual 5K 5/28 – 6/5 ($20.00)
Price Increases to $25 on 5/13.

Start: 05/28/2022
End: 05/28/2022

Restoration Advisory Board Meeting

Learn more about Camp Lejeune’s ongoing efforts to clean up contaminated sites across the Base in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of North Carolina by attending its Restoration Advisory Board meeting on May 25th at 6 PM. Presentations will be given on the Site UXO-31 Munitions Response Site Prioritization Protocol (MRSPP) and on Base-wide vapor intrusion activities. The meeting will begin at 6pm at Coastal Carolina Community College in Room BT106. Meetings are held quarterly. For additional information please contact Mr. Thomas Richard, Co-Chair, at (910) 451-9641.

Start: 05/25/22
End: 05/25/22

Kayak For The Warriors

Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Kayak for the Warriors hosted by the Town of Pine Knoll Shores. The three-day event features a gala and silent and live auction, a golf tournament and a 3.2-mile kayak and paddleboard race, and a barbecue lunch benefiting Hope For The Warriors.

On Saturday, June 4, the signature kayak and paddleboard race begins at 10 a.m. The 3.2-mile race starts at Garner Park and moves through Bogue Sound and the Pine Knoll Shores canals. Registration is $50 for a single kayak and $100 for a tandem. Both include a t-shirt and lunch. Loaner kayaks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and need to be reserved by emailing [email protected]

The Warrior Trophy is awarded to the paddler or team who brings in the most donations.

For those preferring to stay on land while supporting local veterans, military members, and families, lunch is available for $10 per person or $15 per family.

Tickets for the Wine & Dine Basket, containing over $1,000 of restaurant certificates and wine, are available for $10. The drawing will be held at the kayak/paddleboard race on June 4, but you do not need to be in attendance to win. For information and to purchase tickets, contact [email protected].

To learn more about Kayak for the Warriors or to purchase tickets or register for any event, visit or for questions email [email protected].

Start: 06/04/22
End: 06/04/22

NCWorks Career Center Onslow County Job Fair

NCWorks Career Center Onslow County is hosting a HUGE Job/Career Fair with 70+ employers registered!
This exciting event will be held on May 24, 2022 at the American Legion, 146 Broadhurst Road, Jacksonville, NC.
10am-11am – Open to Veterans and eligible family members
11am-2pm – Open to ALL Job Seekers
Come meet and speak directly with multiple hiring managers!
Need help updating your resume or tailoring it to a certain profession?
Come speak to a Career Advisor available at your local NCWorks Career Center. They will help make sure your resume is ready to impress any employer!
Start: 05/24/22
End: 05/24/22