This run honors Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson who was KIAn on August 6, 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. All proceeds from the race will support Retrieving Freedom, Inc. to provide service dogs to our veterans.
Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Jon Thomas "JT" Tumilson was killed along with 29 other Americans and 1 service dog on August 6, 2011 when the chinook he was traveling on was shot down in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. To honor his memory, his family founded 3 Minutes Out, Inc which is a non-profit established to help active duty military, veterans, and their families through various programs.
Jon had a love for life and running was one of the things he loved to do. To honor his memory his family has planned an annual 5K run and walk to encourage others to get fit no matter what their physical fitness level. Jon was the type of guy that set his goals high and never let obstacles stand in his way. He always remained positive and just pressed on. We want others to "Crush Their Excuses to Conquer Their Goals" and honor his memory and all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice through service to this country.
When you are registering, we encourage you to create team names. We will again be awarding an award for the largest Corporate Team and the largest Family Team so grab your friends, family, and coworkers and join us for a fun race day through the same trails that JT used to run through.
The VIRTUAL RUN is for those that can't be present at the event, but will run somewhere that day in honor of JT.
ANY registrations received after Sunday, July 11, 2021 will NOT be guaranteed a race shirt. Also, any shirts not picked up on race day will not be mailed to the participant unless prior arrangements have been made.
Event details and schedule
Sunday July 11, 2021
Last day to register to be guaranteed a race t-shirt
Friday July 23, 2021
4:00-6:30 pm Race Registration and Packet Pick Up Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
Saturday July 24,2021
6:30-7:45 am Race Registration and Packet Pick Up Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
8:00 am Opening Ceremony Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
8:30 am Jon Tumilson Go Crush It 5K Challenge Start Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
9:30 am Jon Tumilson Frogman Fun Run Start Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
11:00 am Rockford Fun Days Parade Rockford Main Street business district, Rockford IA Activities throughout the day for the whole family. Lunch will be available for purchase.
11:30 am Awards Ceremony Rockford Main Street business district, Rockford IA We will start the awards ceremony immediately following the parade
DUSK (approx 9:00 pm) Fireworks by American Patriot Pyro Campground River Bank
NEW THIS YEAR...Jon Tumilson memorial gear will ONLY be available to purchase during packet pick up on Friday and during the race on Saturday. We will NOT have a booth this year downtown in the park following the race.