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Join us on June 3rd, 2023 for the second annual Louisville H.E.R.O. (Honor Earned. Remembrance Owed) Run/Walk/Ruck 5K to honor military personnel who died while serving and those who died because they have borne the battle. This unique event will feature a commemorative medal for all finishers. This family-friendly event welcomes participants of all fitness levels, ages, and abilities.
Proceeds will benefit the University of Louisville's Veteran and Dependent scholarship as well as Veterans Club Inc. This event will take place at the University of Louisville Cardinal Park Track Stadium at 2125 South Floyd Street in Louisville. The 5K route will leave the track and field stadium, take participants through the beautiful University of Louisville campus, and finish on the track.
$25 for the 5K Walk/Run/Ruck, and registration for Military/Veterans is $20. Kids 12 and under can also choose to run our FREE 100-meter run.
***Veterans use the code "veteran" at checkout to receive the special $20 rate
Packet pickup will be Friday, June 2, 2023, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Mission BBQ 4607 Shelbyville Road St Matthews KY 40207. Their website is: https://mission-bbq.com/. Race day packet pickup and registration will happen from 7:00am to 8:00am at Cardinal Park.
All finishers will receive a commemorative medal. The top male and female age group finisher will also receive an award. The age categories are 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over.
With more than 1,000 self-identified Veteran students and dependents of Veterans using transferred Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits, UofL has a large Veteran student community. While UofL has been named “Military Friendly” for 11 consecutive years, one small way the university is helping Veteran and dependent students even more is by having a scholarship fund these students can access.
The Salute to Service Veteran and Dependent Scholarship Fund is used to assist Veterans and their dependent students to help them achieve their academic goals and their career aspirations. The fund is administered through the Military-Connected Student Resource Center. UofL began offering this scholarship in the fall 2022 semester.
Veterans Club Inc is a local non-profit organization that focuses on providing connection, healing, recovery, and housing for the Kentuckiana Veteran Community. Veterans Club Inc offers equine-facilitated mentoring, vocational training, and recreational therapy. Proceeds from the HERO Run/Walk/Ruck will aid Veterans in need of financial assistance to pay bills, rent, utilities, etc.
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