The Martha’s Vineyard March for Heroes is Saturday, June 1, beginning at 9 a.m. at the VFW Post in Oak Bluffs.

The annual 26.2-mile rucksack march raises funds in support of local Island veteran’s groups. Participants carry up to 30 pounds throughout the marathon-length march to show solidarity with active and veteran service members.

Money raised will support the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Matthew A. Pucino Foundation.

The VFW post is located at 14 Towanticut avenue in Oak Bluffs.