Operation Honor Guard 5K Fun Run

Event Date

Sat, Oct 11, 2014


Danville, IL

About This Activity

Every day the Honor Guard, a group of veterans, gather to give a fallen solider a dignified, respectful farewell by performing military rites at a comrade's funeral.  They serve in any weather conditions, any time of day, and without compensation. 

Please join us in raising funds to help support the Danville American Legion Post 210. The inaugural Operation Honor Guard 5K Fun Run will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, IL. Sunset Funeral Homes and Memorial Park are working on behalf of the Danville American Legion Post 210 to raise funds to help support the veterans who honor our military at their funeral services.

Last year's Operation Honor Guard bucket campaign raised over $5,400! Please join us to help honor those who have served and are currently serving in the United States armed forces.

To learn more about the Honor Guard, please visit http://www.honorguard.af.mil/

Event details and schedule

T-Shirts: Included in your registration fee. If your child under 5 wants a t-shirt, you must register them as a child 6 and up and pay the $17 registration fee. 


Packet Pick Up: Friday, October 10, 2014, 5-7pm at Sunset Memorial Park Office: 3901 N. Vermilion Street, Danville

*Please bring photo ID to pick up packet. Waiver must be signed in order to participate in race. 


Race Day Start Times: 8:00 am for runners, 8:30 am for walkers. Race will start at Sunset Memorial Park office and will end at the Memorial Park office after completion of four laps around Sunset Memorial Park. 


Race Day Parking: Parking will be available at Sunset Funeral home and in selected areas of the Memorial Park. Please pay attention to parking crews for directions as you arrive on race day. Danville Police will be on site to escort runners across Route 1 to the Memorial Park. 


What to Wear & Bring: Please wear comfortable running/walking attire. We strongly encourage participants to wear their race t-shirts. 


Contact Information: Erin Brodbeck, Race Chair. Sunset Funeral Home, 442-2874

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