The Rotary Club of Westerville Presents......... 
Rotary Honors Veteran's 5K Walk/Run

Welcome to Our Event!

The Rotary Club of Westerville is excited to offer the community a new venue for coming together and celebrating our brave men and women of the military.

We are proud to announce our annual Rotary Honors

Veterans 5K Walk/Run. This is a family oriented 5K Walk/Run for adults and children that will honor our Veterans.

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's organization to be a beneficiary of this event.

The Mid-Ohio Marine Foundation has been selected as the 2014 beneficiary.  The Mid-Ohio Marine Foundation is an Ohio not-for-profit corporation formed in June 2005 by a group of former United States Marines for the express purpose of generating and disbursing funds to provide for the needs of the Marines of Company L/3/25 returning from service in Iraq, where the unit suffered heavy casualties and many wounded soldiers.

Date: Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Ceremonies at 8:45 with a 9am start. Registration will begin at 7:30am and conclude at 8:45 to allow time for processing and ceremonies.

Location: Alum Creek Park, Westerville, Ohio see map

Course Map: Click Here

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

Entry Fee
(all inclusive with no processing fees!)
  • $27 before October 1st
  • $32 before November 1st
  • $37 November 2nd through race day
When you register online, there are no additional fees.  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.
    Ronald McDonald will be present to welcome children of all ages!

: The event will be chip timed and the first 500- registered finishers will receive a finisher's medal featuring the race logo.

Packet Pick up
: Beginning on Monday, November 3rd at Fleet Feet Sports, 1270 East Powell Road (Polaris Parkway). Phone: (614) 846-5625

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

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.

Questions: Please contact the race director with any specific questions at

Contact us!


The Foundation’s original, modest goal was to fund the cost for every Lima Company Marine and their spouse or date to attend the 2005 Marine Corps Birthday Ball and spend one night as its guest at the local hotel hosting the traditional event. As the movement gained momentum and the unit returned from Iraq, it was apparent that there were far greater and longer-lasting needs. The Foundation has since provided significant financial assistance to the Marines of Lima Company and their families for a wide-ranging variety of needs.
The Foundation has expanded its mission to include necessary financial assistance to other Marines and former Marines in the mid Ohio area, actively supports the Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Program and has financed a number of visits to government hospitals to show support and strengthen morale. The mission continues. The Foundation is looking ahead to providing scholarships and other worthy and valuable programs of assistance.

Swag Bags: Excellent goodies with a few surprises!

The first 500 pre-registered participants will receive a red long sleeve cotton race shirt in your size, high quality running glove, finishers medal,  plus many other cool items. 

See items below:

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


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).  

What a great way to support our Military Veterans and show your patriotic pride!
Free Photo File: We have again partnered with of Westerville to photograph each participant on the course and finish.  All will be able to receive one FREE social media size image file.  Runphotos is the foremost running photographer in the country, and they will do their best to capture every runner.  Make sure your bib is easily visible on the front of your shirt.  The finish line provides a rich photo environment, as the end of the course will be lined with US Flags.

To receive your FREE file, and view all your photos and options, please go to

See the photo gallery on our website now!

Sponsors We can only put this event together with the help of our many gracious sponsors We would like to thank the following for their financial support or in-kind giving:

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

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

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


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

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


If you are interested in supporting the Rotary Honors Veterans 5K event, please click here for our Sponsor page with more details including Sponsor Levels and obtaining a corporate wellness discount for your associates. 

The Westerville Rotary Foundation is a 501C 3 organization.

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