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Badge of Honor Ruthkosky Wine Run, Cheers to Life 5k 1k Run/Walk

Sat September 22, 2018 Scranton, PA US 18504 Directions

5k Run/Walk with shirt

4:00PM EDT - 6:30PM EDT

5k Run/Walk No shirt

4:00PM EDT - 6:30PM EDT

Kid's 1k Run/Walk includes shirt

5:00PM EDT - 6:30PM EDT

Wine Tasting Only

4:00PM EDT - 6:30PM EDT
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Additional race information can be found at https://www.lrjfoundation.com/.

McDade Park
1 Bald Mountain Rd,
Scranton, PA US 18504

The 3rd Annual Badge of Honor, Ruthkosky's Wine Run. Cheers to Life- Run/Walk 5k/1k  for the Mental & Physical Health of NEPA Police Officers & Firefighters. We will honor those who lost the fight to mental illness while supporting those that "Serve and Save" in our community.


Proceeds raised from this event will be distributed among LRJ Foundation's programs and services, and distinguished civil service groups; Police officers , Correctional officers and Firefighters in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  LRJ Foundation will offer assistance for the best Mental health  & Physical Health needs for these men and women upon their request.


     Derek Ruthkosky, the race's namesake, felt at home in the Taylor Borough Fire & Rescue fire hall, where his fellow volunteer firefighters considered him a brother.  He was known amongst his brethren there as a friend to everyone who's smile was contagious to all. 


     The goal of this event is to increase positive mental health education and life skills in our schools and community, and to encourage others to take the potentially lifesaving steps of reaching out for help and make positive change in their lives.


For more information on our organization please visit :


Once participants cross the finish line they will "earn " a complimentary cup of wine .. then they will be able to visit with wine tasting and food vendors and enjoy live music located within the park. 
What a fun way to increase the Mental health education in our schools and community!


Details:Preregistration ends Sunday September 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Race day registration available 3:00 pm-3:45 pm


Date and Location: September 22, 2018  4:00 p.m. at McDade Park in Scranton, PA.

Day of Registration/Packet-Pickup: 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Race Start

  • 5k at 4:00 pm
  • 1k to follow completion of 5k approx. 5:00 pm

Awards: Top Male and Female runners will receive awards along with the top 3 Male and Female runners in each of the following age groups for the 5k:

  • 10 & Under
  • 11-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70 & Over

In the Kid's 1k the top 2 kids will receive an award and all will receive a participation ribbon.

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