Rotary Honors Veterans Freedom 5K Walk/Run
Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
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'.
To download registration form for mailing, please click here.
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 750- registered finishers will receive a special finisher's medal featuring the race logo.
Packet Pick up: Beginning on Thursday, November 1st 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.
Honor Flight of Columbus
778 Northwest Blvd
Columbus, OH 43212
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.
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.
Welcome to Our Patriotic Event! Check out our Goody Bag items below!!
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 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is a non-profit nationally sanctioned military organization that was originated in Columbus, Ohio in 1899 to come to the aid of active and military veterans and their families. Westerville’s local VFW Post was chartered in October 1985 and continues to serve from its location at 393 E. College Avenue. The membership consists of those veterans who have served honorably in the military outside the boundaries of the United States during times of war and conflict.
VFW Post 7883 provides support to active military and their families, fellow veterans and their families, and provides color and honor guards at 911, Flag Day, POW/MIA, and other patriotic ceremonies. They assist in the funeral ceremonies of our veterans, educate the youth in all levels of our schools, award scholarships to middle and high school students based on patriotic essays, recognize individuals in our community for patriotic service and accomplishments, and participate in community Memorial and Fourth of July parades, including Westerville’s Community-sponsored Honor Flights events. To read more about the VFW Post #7883, please go to https://westervillevfw.com.
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 be 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 27th 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.
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.
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!
Please contact the Race Director with any specific questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Goody Bags: Excellent goodies with a few surprises!
The first 750 pre-registered participants will receive a long sleeve technical race shirt in your size, a special large size finishers medal, warm stars & stripes knit cap, plus many other cool items.
Also, 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 goody bag items below:
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 8th 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 support, we have proudly donated nearly $30,000 to veteran's organizations, over the 7-year history of our 5K! Having Chase Bank as our partner and Presenting Sponsor, will enable us to further enhance this cause and the level of support we're able to offer togehter.
The Central Ohio Honor Flight Program, United Service Organizations (USO) of Central and Southern Ohio and Ellis E. Woodrow Memorial VFW Post 7883 - Westerville have been selected as the beneficiaries for our 2018 event. Below is information about each.
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).
The Rotary Club of Westerville and its presenting sponsor Chase, would like to present.........
2018 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 2018, please contact the Race Director at email@example.com.
5-Star - Award of Valor Presenting Sponsors..........
3-Star - Patriotism Sponsors.........
Ellis E. Woodrow Memorial VFW Post #7883
Westerville, OH 43081
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Late and same day registrants will receive a race shirt, and other items only while supplies last!
1-Star - Special Salute Sponsors.........
4-Star - Freedom Fighter Sponsor.........
2-Star - Stars and Stripes Sponsors.........
USO of Central & Southern Ohio
4200 Hoover Rd
Grove City, OH 43123