Area man running 300 miles for veterans

A man with area ties is running 300 miles to raise awareness and money for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress. Harold Killinger says this is the fourth consecutive year that his son Kyle is making the journey to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide among military vets. He left from Bowling Green, IL over the weekend.

Killinger adds that you can take part in an associated 5k.

Funds raised go towards “Operation Combat Bikesaver.” This is a workshop for veterans suffering from PTS, traumatic brain injury and/or depression to learn from those trained in motorcycle mechanics, restoration and customization. You can learn more about them at

For more information, to donate, or to learn how you can run the final stretch with Killinger, visit