The Honoring The Legacy Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk seeks to honor the many who have given their lives in defense of our country.
The run helps support Trail Life and American Heritage Girl Troops IL-0078 in the Belleville area in their efforts to promote patriotism, good citizenship, and a love for the military through the programs offered.
Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will be given to a combat-wounded veterans group in the St Louis area. These organizations all seek to honor the military and their commitment to our great nation.
The course begins and ends at Laderman Park in Belleville, Illinois and traverses the Memorial Day Parade route in both directions.
Event details and schedule
$25 before May 11; $30 May 11 until race day -- T-shirt guaranteed if registered prior to May 11
Online registration will be open through Monday, May 25
In-person registration at Toolen's Running Start, 3220 Green Mt Crossing Dr, O'Fallon, IL 62269, through Saturday, May 23
In-person registration also on Monday, May 25, 7:00-8:15am, before the race.
7:00 am - Race Check-In
8:30 am - National Anthem
8:45 am - Race start
9:45 am - Award ceremony
10:00 am - Memorial Day Parade
11:00 am - Memorial Day Ceremony in Walnut Hill Cemetery
The course starts at Laderman Park and heads north on Mascoutah Ave, turns west on East Main, continues around the fountain to between 3rd and 4th Street and then reverses direction back to Laderman Park where runners continue on a flag lined finish in the park for a total of 5 kilometers.
After the race, runners may join the Memorial Day ceremony in the Walnut Hill Cemetery next to Laderman Park.
There is parking available in Laderman Park.
Medals for top three male and female finishers in each age category (14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over)
Trophies for top three male and female Overall and Masters division finishers