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 9th 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 veteran's organizations, ​over the 8-year history of our 5K!   Having Chase Bank as our partner and Presenting Sponsor, has enabled us to further enhance this cause and the level of support we're able to offer together. 

Donations:  

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).  

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The Central Ohio Honor Flight Program Mission is to: Honor our nation’s senior veterans with a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorials at no cost to them: Share their stories for the benefit of future generations and Celebrate their homecoming, affirming their allegiance and service to our country. To read more about the Honor Flight Program, please go to www.honorflightcolumbus.org.





The USO of Central and Southern Ohio Mission is to: Strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. The USO covers 65 counties in Central & Southern Ohio, West Virginia and Northern Kentucky. They have lounges at: John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Dayton International Airport, Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base USO Center. We also provide many programs and events to support our military and their families. To read more about the USO of Central and Southern Ohio Program, please go to https://csohio.uso.org/







​​ The Buckeye Military Moms serve from its location in Worthington, Ohio.  The membership consists of Mothers who have Sons and/or Daughters who are currently serving, or have served in any Branch of the U.S. Military --   Supporting each other, their children and families.  They represent all   branches of service, our troops all over the world, as well as our Veterans,   while promoting patriotism and goodwill.  The Blue Star Mothers was founded in 1942 and became part of a movement to provide care packages to military members serving overseas and to also provide assistance to families who encountered hardships as a result of their  son or husband serving in World War II.   Buckeye Military Moms will be assembling and shipping   between 1,600- 1,800- 'We Care' packages this year.  To find out more about   the Buckeye Miltary Moms or Blue Star Mothers, please go   to  http://www.buckeyemilitarymoms.org/index.html/ and  https://www.bluestarmothers.org/

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.

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

Contact Information:                                  Buckeye Military Moms, a chapter of –    The Blue Star Mothers of America  Phone: 614-746-6624                            The Sharon Memorial Hall                        PO Box 122
137 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Worthington, Ohio 43085

Contact Information:
USO of Central & Southern Ohio
Phone: 614-317-7906
4200 Hoover Rd
Grove City, OH 43123

As an added bonus, our Race Managment company, RacePenguin will be video recording everyone crossing the finish line.  You will be able to access these clips from the Results Page that will be provided at the conclusion of the event.  The link to connect is also provided here!

Late and same day registrants will receive a race shirt and other items only while supplies last!

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

The Rotary Club of Westerville and its presenting sponsor Chase, would like to present......... 

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                                  Welcome to Our Patriotic Event!     

Date:  Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
Ceremonies at 8:45 with a 9:00am start. Registration will begin at 7:30am and conclude at 8:30 to allow time for processing and ceremonies.

Location: Alum Creek Park, Westerville, Ohio see map for directions.

Course Map: Click Here

Registration: Online (Click Here!)
Same day - cash, check, or card - with checks payable to the 
'Westerville Rotary Foundation'. 

Entry Fee:

  • $27 before September 30th
  • $32 September 30th through October 27th
  • $37 October 28th through race day​

Kids Fun Run: $8. All pre-registered kids will receive a race shirt and finishers medal, with a few other goodies.  Race begins at approximately 10:10am after the 5k Walk/ Run has concluded.

Awards: The event will be chip timed and the first 600- registered finishers will receive a special finisher's medal featuring the race logo.

Packet Pick up: Beginning on Thursday, October 31st at Fleet Feet Sports, 1270 East Powell Road (Polaris Parkway), from 10am to 8pm.  Phone: (614) 846-5625

Parking: There is plenty of free parking along Main Street across from the park and in adjoining surface lots.


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 this year, for their financial support or in-kind giving.  If you're able to support this event for 2019, please contact the Race Director at rotaryhonorsvets5k@gmail.com.

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

The Central Ohio Honor Flight Program, United Service Organizations (USO) of Central and Southern Ohio and Buckeye Military Moms (Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. – Chapter OH9) have been selected as the beneficiaries for our 2018 event.  Below is information about each.  

Rotary Honors Veterans Freedom 5K Walk/Run

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

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

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

Questions: 

Please contact the Race Director with any specific questions at rotaryhonorsvets5k@gmail.com
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The first 500- pre-registered participants will receive a long sleeve technical race shirt in your size, a special large size finishers medal, and be entered into the drawing below:
12 lucky participants will receive a $30.00 Fleet Feet gift card.   Winners will be chosen randomly from registered entries and announced at the event!! 

See items included in your registration below:

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.

Contact Information:
Honor Flight of Columbus
Phone: 614-284-4987
778 Northwest Blvd
Columbus, OH 43212

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

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.

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!!