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FALLON SOLDIER 5K
Due to COVID-19, the 9th Annual Fallen Soldiers 5K walk/run is changing direction and going virtual!
We encourage the WIU and Macomb communities to unite virtually on November 7th to help raise money for the WIU Fallen Soldiers Scholarship Fund, which supports veterans and service members currently enrolled at Western.
To make this virtual event a reality, we are using the Endomodo fitness and health app to track each athlete’s mileage and time.
- $10: WIU student Virtual Race Fee
- $35: Regular Virtual Race Fee
Shirts are only guaranteed if you register on or before Monday, October 19th.
A packet will be mailed to you about a week prior to the event including your t-shirt, finisher medal, and all event materials.
You will also receive an email prior to the event explaining how to join the Endomondo “challenge” for your age group and gender.
November 7, 2020
- 8:30 AM: Virtual Opening Ceremony
- 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Complete 5K on your own using the Endomondo app
November 8, 2020 – Race results/winners will be posted online. Winner trophies and prizes will be mailed the following week.
If you live in the Macomb area and would like to run your 5k on the regular Fallen Soldiers Race route, last year’s course map is available:
Route guides and police/traffic personnel will not be present. Be sure to use sidewalks and follow all pedestrian traffic laws and safety precautions while completing your run.
In October 2018, runners and walkers joined forces to raise $12,095 by participating in Western Illinois University’s 7th Annual Fallen Soldiers 5k Run/Walk. Event organizers hope to see even more next year!
Money raised from the 5K Run/Walk is directed toward the WIU Fallen Soldiers Scholarship Fund, which supports veterans and service members currently enrolled at Western. Additional donations are welcome.
While the scholarship and program will continue to honor the men for whom the scholarship was established, each year the event will also recognize the recipients of scholarships that are awarded in the preceding year.
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- Argyle Lake State Park
- Bushnell-Prairie City Schools
- City of Bushnell
- City of Macomb
- Macomb.com Event Calendar
- Macomb Chamber of Commerce
- Macomb Park District
- Macomb School District
- McDonough County Board Committee Meeting Schedule
- McDonough County Special Recreation Association
- McDonough County United Way