Honor Run


Event Date

Sat, Oct 10, 2015


O'Fallon, IL


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Running-5K - Individual Age group

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2015 8:00 AM O’Fallon Veterans’ Monument

Founded by friends of John Wilt,
the John Wilt Foundation raises funds to support the USO, Fisher House and a $1500 yearly renewable scholarship for an OTHS graduating senior.


Location: Veterans’ Monument, 737 E. Wesley Drive, O’Fallon, IL 62269 (approx 1⁄2 block North and West of O’Fallon YMCA)

Parking: O’Fallon Public Safety Building or adjacent streets

Times: 5K Run starts at 8:00 am. 5K Walk immediately following Race Day Registration starts at 7:00 am

Cost: $20 early registration, $25 on race day

New Balance tech shirt guaranteed if registered on or before August 31th (Optional) $5 John Wilt Foundation Annual Membership

Race Packets: Starting on Thursday, October 8th, packets will be available for pickup at Toolen’s Running Start, 3220 Green Mount Crossing Dr., Shiloh, IL (618) 628­9898

Awards: Awards will be given at the end of the race

** Participants can run/walk with military unit flags in honor of past/present military service members (will race as part of separate group). ** Race Registration and optional Foundation annual membership ($5.00) also available on the website: www.HonorRun.com

John Wilt graduated from O'Fallon Township High School in 1996. His interests included music, sports, math, science, literature, international relations and history. At O'Fallon HS, John was a member of the Honor Society, the concert and marching bands, the speech team, and Model UN. He also played varsity football, participated in track and was active in his church.

After graduating from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Physics, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the United States Marine Corps. John died May 8th, 2002 in an aircraft accident while undergoing flight officer training at NAS Pensacola, Florida and was posthumously promoted to 1st Lt in August 2008. The John Wilt Foundation supports the USO, Fisher House, and a $1,500 yearly, renewable scholarship for an OTHS graduating senior.

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The John Wilt Foundation currently operates as a 501(c)3 organization. 

Event details and schedule

Day of Registration opens at 7 am

Parking is available at the Community Building behing the monument or on surrounding streets. Be sure to arrive 30 minutes prior to race time.

Be sure to complete bib information!

Free pancakes at end of race!

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