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Running for Our Heroes 5K 2019
The sixth annual Running for Our Heroes 5K run/walk will be held on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus. Registration check-in and the start/finish line are in the Marcovich Wellness Center.
Children age 12 and younger will be able to participate in a free quarter-mile race at 8:45 a.m.
Registration is $35 per person. The registration fee for UW-Superior students, military veterans and pre-kindergarten to 12th grade students is $20 per person. Registration includes a T-shirt and gift bag while supplies last. Registration is available online at uwsuper.edu/heroes5k and also from 7 to 8:30 a.m. the day of the race.
Prizes and awards will be presented to the top three male and female overall finishers and the top three males and females in several different age categories. There will be a raffle drawing with prizes from local and regional businesses and sports teams. Individuals that bring three non-perishable food items for donation will receive an extra entry into the prize drawing.
All proceeds from the run/walk will benefit the Douglas County Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund as well as the UW-Superior Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center emergency relief fund. Since it started, the Running for Our Heroes 5K Run/Walk has raised more than $5,000.
The Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center opened in 2012 to provide programming in support of student success for veteran or nontraditional students. The VNSC serves 35 percent of the undergraduate enrollment each semester including veterans, students with children, current military service members, dependents or spouses of veterans, married students and students 25 years or older. More than five percent of UW-Superior’s undergraduates are veteran/military students.