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Honor Run 2016
Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Running-5K - Individual Age group
About This Activity
Join us on this fun run/ walk event and enjoy free pancakes at the end of the race! Race through the flag lined streets on this challenging but fun course. Start and end at our local Veterans Monument- all in support of the John Wilt Foundation: USO, Fisher House, OFallon Veterans Monument, and the John Wilt Scholarship Fund.
THE JOHN WILT FOUNDATION 5K RUN / WALK
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016 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: $25 early registration, $30 on race day
Long sleeve tech shirt guaranteed if registered on or before August 31th
(Optional) $5 John Wilt Foundation Annual Membership
Awards: Awards will be given at the end of the race
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.