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Honor Run 2014
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
About This Activity
Suport our local miitary through the John Wilt Foundation. Long sleeve New Balance Tech shirt for particiapnts and free pancakes provided by the Egg and I. Join us for this morning fun run and great community event.
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
Event details and schedule
Location: Veterans’ Monument, 737 E. Wesley Drive, O’Fallon, IL 62269 (approx ½ 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 long sleeve tech shirt guaranteed if registered on or before August 15th
(Optional) $5 John Wilt Foundation Annual Membership
Race Packets: Starting on Wednesday, September 10th, 11 am -2 pm and 4 pm -7 pm packets will be available for pickup at Toolen’s Running Start, 3220 Green Mount Crossing Dr., Shiloh, IL
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 ** Race Registration 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.