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Run For The Brave 5K helps Veterans needing our support with including but not limited to: John Deere Riding lawn mowers with snow blower attachment, ActionTracker Mobile Wheelchairs, airfare for parents to visit their Wounded Warrior Spouse/Son/Daughter at Bethesda Hospital recuperating/rehabbing from their injuries sustained while in combat, help with burial expenses, temporary financial assistance, food and other ways helping those who serve our Country so we may be free! Please visit OWYH Acts of Kindness to learn more.
8th Annual RUN FOR THE BRAVE 5K RUN/WALK/RUCK (formerly Wounded Warriors 5K)
USATF Certified and Chip-Timed 5K (#IL16911WR)
Music, Vendors, Awards, Finishing Medals, Finishing Certificates, Give-A-Ways and More
Honor your Military Hero by having his/her name on EVERY Race shirt (Purchase through online registration)
If you chose to compete in the Ruck division your backpack must be at least 20lbs.
You can create or join a team during online registration to participate in our team award. The fastest team award will be based off the following rules.
1. You must have at least 5 people on your team to compete for the team award.
2. The fastest team will be determined by the averaging the times of the top 5 fastest finishers on your team.
Baby strollers/joggers are permitted but must participate at the rear of the race.
NO pets, bicycles, in-line skates, roller skates, scooters and other wheeled vehicles except wheelchairs SERVICE DOGS ALLOWED
Timing and Bibs:
The 5k is an officially timed event. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event.
In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bibs is:
This race is CARA Certified (CARA Certification number 19020) and has committed to following the CARA Best Practices Guidelines, a high set of standards for quality, safe and operationally sound races.
AWARDS CEREMONY 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
AFTER RACE PARTY 10:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22nd 3:30pm to 7:00 pm
New Balance Naperville
2879 95th St., #115
Naperville, IL 60564
Thursday, May 23rd 3:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Athletico Physical Therapy
13311 S. Rte. 59
Plainfield, IL 60585
Please bring your confirmation of registration and a photo I.D.
5k Runners are competing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place awards in the following categories:
Male & Female - 70+
Male & Female - 65 - 69
Male & Female - 60 - 64
Male & Female - 55 - 59
Male & Female - 50 - 54
Male & Female - 45 - 49
Male & Female - 40 - 44
Male & Female - 35 - 39
Male & Female - 30 - 34
Male & Female - 25 - 29
Male & Female - 20 - 24
Male & Female - 15 - 19
Male & Female - 10 - 14
Male & Female - 5 - 9
Team Awards: Awards will be given to the top team in each category.
1st Place All Male Team of five
1st Place All Female Team of five
1st Place Co-Ed Team of five
Ruck Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place
Walkers are Competing for the following Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Overall
Top three overall winners for each gender is gun timed while age division winners is based off chip time.
Award winners must be present to receive their medals. We will no longer "mail after the race" as it is costly which means less $$ to help our Veterans in need.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?