Dates:  complete anytime from  Thursday, November 5th to Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

How This Works:  Since this is a virtual event, you are welcomed to take any course where you're able to safely participate and complete the 3.1-miles or 5k distance.  In a park, at the beach, around your neighborhood, in the back yard......   

You will need to track your results and submit these to the RunSigup website when completed.  Further Instructions for this will be emailed from Race Penguin to all participants a few days prior to the start date.  This will include the web link to submit your results.

You can track and submit your results from any tracking device that you're currently using.  If you're uncertain how to track your walk/ run, you can download an app to your phone, like Strava: Run, Ride, Swim or  Map My Run, which are typically free.

Registration: Online (Click Here!)

Adult Entry Fee:  $35.00​ each

Children (10 and under):  discounted rate of $27.50 each

Awards:  each participant will receive a finisher's medal, along with a Sealkids Challenge Coin

Event Packet Delivery:   Those registered prior to Monday, October 12th, will receive their race packet in the mail, prior to the date of the event.  These will include your race shirt and finisher's medal.  Those registering after this date, will still receive these items, however your packet will be mailed after the conclusion of the race.

The Rotary Club of Westerville is excited to again offer the community a venue for coming together and celebrating our brave men and women ​of the military.  We are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of ​our annual Rotary Honors Veterans 5K Walk/Run,  a family oriented event for adults and children of all ages.  We  appreciate everyone who has participated and made this a successful event.  Because of your continued support, we have proudly donated over $30,000 to military and veteran's organizations, ​over the 9-year history of our 5K! 

Rotary Honors Veterans Freedom 5K Walk/Run

Mission: The mission of the Rotary Honors Veterans 5K Walk/Run is "To honor, celebrate and recognize those Veterans that have provided the ultimate 'Service Above Self' commitment by serving and giving of themselves to our country." Each year our race committee will select a different local Veteran organization to become a beneficiary of this event. 
The Westerville Rotary Foundation is a 501C 3 organization.  Your fees and donations could be tax deductible!!

Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. This year marks the poem’s 30th anniversary.
Please take a few minutes to enjoy this video tribute to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who have given so much for our country.

2-Star - Stars and Stripes Sponsors.........

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The Rotary Club of Westerville would like to present......... 

                                  Welcome to Our Patriotic Event!     

4-Star - Freedom Fighter Sponsor.........

Our military beneficiary of this wonderful event for 2020 will be SEALKIDS, a special organization that provides educational aid to the children of service men and women in the Navy SEAL special forces. (More info at 

Navy SEALs have a dangerous, demanding job that takes them away from home nine months of every year. Their children live in a world that few of us can comprehend. The fear of not knowing when—or if—they’ll ever see their dad alive again can cause academic, emotional, and behavioral issues that put additional stress on their families and prevent them from thriving.

SEALKIDS, through its programs, supports the children of Naval Special Warfare—everyday kids living in extraordinary circumstances. This encompassing approach of academic testing, tutoring, therapy, advocacy, and enrichment fosters the success and well-being of the child, critically reducing family stresses and ultimately keeping today’s Navy SEAL in the fight.

With your help, we can honor the service and sacrifice of Navy SEALs and their families by working tirelessly to ensure that their children have access to the tools and opportunities they need to grow up happy, healthy, and resilient.

SEALKIDS is the only organization in the world solely focused on helping the children of Navy SEALs.

To assure everyone's safety, We’re going VIRTUAL for 2020!

There’s been a lot going on this year, and we are more committed than ever to helping our military and their families. 

With COVID-19 still a threat in our community, we have made the decision to move to a Virtual Race this year... ANYONE, from anywhere, can sign up to show their support! 

You may run/walk 3.1 miles anywhere you like! 

We’re sad we won’t get to see you in person this year, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t get out and move to show our support for this great event!

1-Star - Special Salute Sponsors.........

Donations to this event can also be accepted spearately online and paid by Googlepay or credit card.

What a great way to support our Military Veterans and show your patriotic pride!


Please contact the Race Director with any specific questions at
Each registered participants will receive a short-sleeve, premium race shirt in your size, a special large size finisher's medal and a Sealkids Challenge Coin.

All early entries received by Oct 18th will be entered into the prize drawing for a gift cardas noted below:

12 lucky participants will receive a $30.00 Fleet Feet gift card.  Winners will be chosen randomly and each will receive an email notification. ​ The cards will be mailed to the winners and are good online or at Fleet Feet stores nationwide!

See items included in your registration below:

3-Star - Patriotism Sponsors.........

2019 Sponsors:  We can only put this event together with the help of our many gracious sponsors.  We would like to thank all those supporting this event last year, for their financial support or in-kind giving.  If you're able to provide sponsorship for this event in 2020, please contact the Race Director at

5-Star - Award of Valor Presenting Sponsors......... 


With a Donation of $20.00 or more made during your online Registration, you will receive a 3' x 5' deluxe nylon, US Flag having embroidered stars, sewn stripes and metal grommets (see photos on registration page).  

If you are interested in supporting the Rotary Honors Veterans 5K event, please click here for our Sponsorpage with more details including Sponsor Levels and obtaining a corporate wellness discount for your associates.  The Westerville Rotary Foundation is a 501C 3 organization.

Team Challenge: 

The top teams will be recognized at the post event awards ceremony. Teams will be recognized for largest number of members and total pledge funds raised.  The top winning team will earn a complimentary 3 Star $1000 Sponsorship Level for the succeeding year.  The 2nd place team to earn a 2-Star $500 Sponsorship award.

Team Rules: 

You must individually Pre-Register under your team name. The first person signing up for a team will create the team during registration process and all others signing up for that team will then see that team name in the drop down box.