The 5k route will take participants from Bob Mays Park along the Bill Klingner & Cedar Creek Trails then around the historic grounds of the IL Veterans Home to see extraordinary architecture, peaceful woods, the Deer Park, US Military memorials and go past the inspirational Avenue of Flags. The 10K challenges runners along hills through Sunset Cemetery and the Medal of Honor Memorial then to the end of the Cedar Creek Trail before looping around the IL Veteran's Home grounds to finish back at Mays Park. See if you can guess where Happy Hill is at the IL Vets Home!
Our 1 mile walk is a sloping loop of Mays Park along the Klingner Trail and along the gravel nature walk. Custom dog tag-style medals for all event finishers.
NEW THIS YEAR! VIRTUAL 5K & 10K OPTIONS-virtual submissions may begin at 6am 10/29/21 through 10/31/21 for those unable to make it on race Day. Virtual runners will get a shirt and medal if registered by 10/25/21.
There will be chip timing for the event but be advised that the 5k & 10k routes/ cross RR tracks at the IL Veterans Home so there is a good chance you might have an unexpected break should a train come through. See both running routes and our 1 mile walk on our Facebook pages for the Tri-State Warrior Outreach and Tri State Warrior Run.
Weather: late October in Southwestern IL can be anywhere from mild 50s-60s to 20s & 30s-we've had everything since this race began so watch the local weather for what to expect race week! No matter what the temperature happens to be, it's always a beautiful day to run at the historic IL Vet's Home.
Come join us for this wonderful family event that benefits the Tri-State Warrior Outreach, supporting unmet needs of area Veterans and their families since 2012.
Online Registration ends at midnight Friday 10/29/21, shirts sizes guaranteed with online registration by Monday 10/25/21. Packet pickup Friday 10/29/21 from 1pm-7pm at Running Wild 3502 Broadway Quincy IL and walk-in /registration on Race Day. For more info email: email@example.com
RACE START: Illinois enters Phase 5 of it's Covid mitigation strategy in late June with all restrictions lifted so start times should be 9:00am for all runners and 9:10am for all walkers. If Covid restrictions are restored before Race Day there will be a rolling start subject to current state guidelines.