The Eastern PA River Runners
Operation Helping Hero’s Freedom Ride
July 15th, 16th, and 17th 2016
The Eastern PA River Runners, a local charter club of The American Watercraft Association, along with
Reading Standard Motorsports out of Reading, Pa.,The Occoquan Harbour Marina and Blu 1681 Restaurant out of Woodbridge, Va.
are proud to team with The Family & Friends For Freedom Fund Inc., to raise money for this wonderful organization that
aids in the recovery of our combat wounded Marines and servicemen and women from other branches of the armed forces recovering
at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and other hospitals in the surrounding regions. The
10h Annual Operation Helping Hero’s Freedom Ride will commence with the hopes and dreams of America’s
Hero’s riding with us. We will set out on a journey of approximately 400 miles round trip in 3 days on personal watercraft
and boats. The journey will take the following route:
First Day at Sunrise – Friday July 15th: Depart from Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, MD. and head down the Chesapeake Bay turning up
the Potomac River to Occoquan Harbour Marina in Woodbridge, Va. for a layover that evening.
of the Second Day – Saturday July 16th: Head down the Potomac River to Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge, VA. where they will meet up with
an estimated 50 to 75 personal watercraft riders and boat pilots from around the area. The group will then travel to
Washington D.C. in the hopes of raising awareness within the community and the government to the much needed help and care
of America’s combat wounded Marines and servicemen and women from all branches of the armed forces. The group will then
go to Blu 1681 Restaurant in Woodbridge, Va. for lunch and a great afternoon of fun, entertainment, and festivities
before returning to the Occoquan Harbour Marina for the evening.
Morning of the Last Day – Sunday July 17th: The River Runners will depart from Occoquan Harbour Marina
and begin their trip back to Sandy Point State Park along the same path that they arrived.
What we are
in search of on this ride is the support by presence of every watercraft club, rider, boater and enthusiast in and around
the surrounding area as well as those who wish to travel to ride for this great cause, to join us on Saturday July 16th
at Leesylvania State Park at 10:00 a.m. for a ride to Washington D.C. to raise “Awareness By Presence” and then
head to Blu 1681 Restaurant in Woodbridge, Va. for a great time.
Check in time for the ride on Saturday July 16th begins
at 7:30 a.m. until 9:20 a.m. at the launch ramp area to the left of the main pavilion (if facing the Potomac River) where
the sailboat hoists are located. There will be a mandatory riders meeting at 9:30 a.m. and we will depart for Washington D.C.
promptly at 10:00 a.m.
All those who wish to participate in either the entire 3
day event July 15th, 16th and 17th or the 1 day only ride to Washington D.C on
July 16th are required to pre-register by July 10, 2016. There will be a $25.00 registration donation per watercraft.
There will be a raffle drawing of great prizes donated
by our many wonderful sponsors and supporters held at Blu 1681 Restaurant after our luncheon, All pre-registered participants
( before July 10, 2016 ) will receive one ticket towards the raffle drawing. Additional raffle tickets can be
purchased for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Leesylvania State Park Boat Ramp
and Blu 1681 Restaurant until the drawing. All donations collected will go directly to The Family & Friends
For Freedom Fund Inc. Registration information is available on our website at www.easternpariverrunners.org
are interested in the full 3 day journey are asked to contact us before registering to receive important additional information.
General Information as well as hotel accommodation information can be obtained by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
note the full 3 day ride IS limited. The 1 day only ride on July 16th is NOT limited at this time.