5th Annual Run for the Heroes 5K


Event Date

Sat, Oct 15, 2016


O'Fallon, IL


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Running-5K - 5th Annual Run for the Heroes 5K

$25 $25 Closed

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

5thAnnual Run for the Heroes 5K run/walk for the Fisher House St. Louis.

All proceeds will go directly to the Fisher House and in over four years we have raised over $15,000 for  our veterans !!

This is a family friendly 5K walk/run starting at Fulton Jr.

High School in O'Fallon, IL.  The race is open to ages 10 and older.   No pet’s please.

Awards to overall men’s & women’s winners and medals to men’s & women’s 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers in seven age categories. We’ve added an overall winner in the stroller category this year!

Event details and schedule

The course is mostly flat but does have one small hill.  It is on public streets and sidewalks for the entire course.  There will be race marshal’s positioned at all street intersections.

Parking is available at the school and also across the street at a local church.  We will post the colors and sing the national anthem 5 minutes prior to race start.

Each paying participant who registers by Oct 1st will receive a race t-shirt.  There will be shirts available on race day however your size may not be available. There will be pre-race registration/packet pickup @ Toolen's Running Start in O'Fallon, IL on Oct 13th, 5-7PM.

Who I am and why am I organizing this race? I am a C-130 pilot for the Illinois Air National Guard and have deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan 7 times in the past 10 years.  One of the duties of my job is to fly injured servicemen and servicewomen off the battle field.  It is one of the most important duties of my job.  I have a passion for helping our wounded warriors and have decided to organize this event for that purpose.


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