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.
Beneficiary: Team Red, White, and Blue (RWB) has been selected as the 2013 charitable beneficiary. The mission of Team RWB is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Team Red, White & Blue is rooted in the belief that the best way to support veterans is by spending time with them, listening to them, and supporting them in personal and meaningful ways. The Columbus Chapter establishes local programs that provide consistent opportunities for veterans to meet other veterans and members of their community through activities like running, cycling, CrossFit, picnics and ball games. For more information on Team RWB please visit their website. Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2013 Ceremonies at 8:45 with a 9am 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
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! Awards: 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
4th 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. 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 winning team will earn a complimentary 3 Star $1000 Sponsorship Level for the succeeding year.
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.
Goodie Bags: Excellent goodie bags with a few surprises!
The first 500pre-registered participants
receive a long sleeve cotton race shirt in your size, patriotic cuffed
cap, finishers medal, embroidered dated race patch, plus other items.
See items below:
Late and same day
registrants will receive a race shirt, cap and patch while supplies
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).
What a great way to support our Military Veterans and show your patriotic pride!
Race Photos: We have again partnered with runphotos.com to provide high resolution digital photo.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
Sponsors: We can only put this event together with the help of our many gracious sponsors. We would like to thankthe following for their financial support or in-kind giving:
5-Star - Award of Valor Presenting Sponsors..........
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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