Bill Wilch Memorial 5k (Ohio Challenge Warrior Weekend to Remember)

Sat July 11, 2020 Middletown, OH 45042 US Directions
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Smith Park
500 Tytus Ave
Middletown, OH US 45042

Greetings Runners!


We are sad to report that due to the current Coronavirus trends, the city has been forced to decline approval for the Bill Wilch Memorial 5K this Saturday. While this is very sad news for the in person event, the run must go on!


We have decided to make our 5K virtual this year. Registration will remain open from now until 9AM Saturday, July 11th. You will then be able to run a 5K on your own time for one week, ending at 9AM on July 19th.  We are also creating a one page completion banner with our hashtag for you to post a picture of yourself holding after finishing your 5K. This will allow us all to share our experience via social media.


You can run the 5K on any course, path, or street you wish, just make sure to record your time!! On July 12th, you will receive an email with instructions on how to upload your time. After all times are compiled we will mail race completion and finisher medals directly to the address you submitted with your registration. Make sure to upload your time by July 19th!


Team Fastrax will still perform the opening ceremony flag jump dedicated to our fallen. You can tune in to our Facebook Live broadcast from the Blue Skies account around 9AM Saturday.


We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We have been in talks with the local parks department for months trying to make this work, but safety has to be our top priority. Please understand that 100% of the proceeds benefit the Blue Skies for the Good Guys and Gals Warrior Foundation, a 501(3)C non-profit in support of The Team Fastrax™ Warrior Weekend to Remember. If you desire a refund contact me directly at


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Bill Wilch Memorial 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, July 11, 2020.  Race Starts at 9:00 a.m.

Same Day Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. day of. 


5K $35 for Adults -  $25 for Youths 17 & under.

Participants each receive event medal as well as a goodie bag from our sponsors. 


Race to be held at Smith Park, 500 Tytus Ave., Middletown, OH 45042. Smith Park is next to the Middletown Regional Airport/Hook Field.

State of the art chip timing will be used for the event!

There will be watering stations as well as light refreshments/snacks. 

There will be an aerial skydiving demonstration from Team Fastrax, America's Skydiving Team.

Please come out to show your support and help us give back to the Heroes who have sacrificed so much for our freedom!

Donations Welcome

**Please note that this event is not associated with nor receive funding from the Wounded Warrior Project based in Jacksonville, Fl.  We are 100% supported by the Blue Skies for the Good Guys and Gals Warrior Foundation.  100% of your donations go to support our Veterans and Gold Star Families.***

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Warrior Weekend to Remember is organized by Team Fastrax™ Professional Skydiving Parachute Demonstration Team and a massive community planning team.  This annual event takes place in the month of July each year, at Smith Park/Hook Field-Middletown Regional Airport (Middletown, Ohio).

The Team Fastrax Warrior Weekend to Remember is a core Giving Back activity of Team Fastrax.  The Team Fastrax Warrior Weekend to Remember is an exciting combination of activities meant to enrich the lives of our active-duty and veteran men and women injured in combat deployments abroad, with priority given to Purple Heart recipients. Approximately 40 Combat Injured Warriors and Gold Star Families will participate throughout the weekend. They will enjoy a combination of high energy and life enriching activities that are sure to put a smile on their faces.

Many elements of the weekend are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC where they can participate and meet and honor these American Heroes. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT GO DIRECTLY TO SUPPORT OUR WARRIORS.

 The race will be run on a paved surface!!

 " Additional $5 for registrations day of. Although we will have an additional supply, we cannot guarantee t-shirts and medals for registrations after July 1st. "

Go to  for information about the Ohio Challenge Warrior Weekend.

The race is part of the larger Fallen Hero 3X5K Challenge. Complete all three races for a special medal.
All 5K RacesTake Place in Southwest Ohio
All 5K Races Honor a Fallen Hero
Complete The 3X5K & Receive A Special Medal
Register for Each Race Separately
Male and Female Winners for Age Groups
Get Fit & Honor the Fallen Heroes
Proceeds Benefit Worthy Causes
There will be a Team Fastrax™ American Flag Skydive to Open Each 5K
Contact: Matt Harvey, Team Fastrax –


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