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5th Annual Our Fallen Hero 5K Run/Walk in Memory of PFC Aaron Toppen


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Our Fallen Hero 5K Run/Walk
In Memory of PFC Aaron Toppen

Saturday, September 22

The first 500 registrants get a 5th anniversary commemorative dog tag race medal

Be a part of the annual Our Fallen Hero 5k run/walk event, honoring the sacrifice made by PFC Aaron Toppen. Come out and enjoy a 5K run/walk on a USATF certified course that will take you through the streets of Mokena. Participants will run part of the course on PFC Aaron Toppen Memorial Drive (Townline Road). After the run, stick around for the awards ceremony, post-race refreshments and entertainment. All pre-registered participants will receive a custom-designed wicking T-shirt, a “goodie-bag”, post-race refreshments and one entry into the grand prize raffle. **Must complete course within 60 minutes*

Registration fees

5K Adult Closed

Registration closed
  • (19 & Over) Non-Refundable

    1. $25.00
      Jun 1 – Jul 9
    2. $30.00
      Jul 10 – Sep 19

5K Child Closed

Registration closed
  • (18 & Under) Non-Refundable

    1. $15.00
      Jun 1 – Jul 9
    2. $20.00
      Jul 10 – Sep 19

Virtual Runner Closed

Registration closed
  • Virtual runners, run your own 3.1 mile course, you will get a shirt and should post your times on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ourfallenhero5k/

    1. $25.00
      Jun 1 – Jul 9
    2. $30.00
      Jul 10 – Sep 19

General Information

All pre-registered participants will receive a custom-designed Dri-fit t-shirt, a “goodie-bag”, post-race refreshments and one raffle entry for a grand prize raffle item (additional raffle tickets for other items will be sold on race day).  The first 500 registrants get a 5th anniversary commemorative dog tag race medal.

Chip Timing 
We use a disposable chip timing tag that runners receive at packet pick up on the back of the race bibs. It is covered by foam.  DO NOT REMOVE.  It is lightweight and remains attached to the race bib. 

Runners MUST wear their race bibs on the front of their clothing in order to be timed accurately. You must wear your bib on the front of your body pinned over your belly.  The bib cannot be covered, holding it in your hand or putting it in your pocket will NOT read the chip. Do not bend the chip.  Smart watches such as Garmin and smart phones can interfere with the timing chip frequency.  Please do not adjust your watch or phone as you cross the finish line and come through the chute.  Disputes for times on Smart watches and smart phones will not be taken into consideration.  

Results will be posted within 24 hours after completion of the race on the Time to Run website and submit results to mychicagoalthlete.com 

Packet pick-up 
We encourage all registrants to pick-up their packet prior to race day. 


Location
The Oaks Fitness & Recreation - Mokena Park District
10847 La Porte Road
Mokena IL, 60448

Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21 from 4-7 p.m.

Register during packet pick-up
Shirts are not guaranteed and are first come first serve
Adult - $30/ Child - $20
(Cash or ceck only)

Pre-race festivities
Come early and get warmed up with a pre-race workout by SPENGA. We will also have the presentation of our colors and the signing of our National Anthem.

Raffles
All participants will be entered in our grand prize raffle drawing. Other raffle items will be available for an additional purchase.

Post-race activities and awards
After the race, race participants are encouraged to stick around and enjoy post-race refreshments while visiting with friends/family of PFC Aaron Toppen. Awards ceremony will begin at approximately 9:15 a.m. and raffle will start immediately after.

Military challenge coin awards will be given to the top three women and men following the 5K as well as the overall 1st place winner in each age category. Age categories are:

Parking
FREE parking available in Mokena Elementary school (enter off Wolf road) and Mokena Intermediate school (enter off 195th street) lots. Parking lots are located just east of Willowview Park. Street parking along 195th street. NO PARKING ON THE RACE ROUTE.

Safety
For safety reasons, bikes, skates and pets are NOT allowed on the course. Jogging strollers are permitted. We ask that you position yourself behind the runners as to not interfere with the start of the race. Walkers will be encouraged to start behind the runners.

Course Map

The Our Fallen Hero 5k run/walk will start and finish on 115th street near the NW entrance of the Willowview park parking lot. This is an out, loop and back course through Mokena's beautiful neighborhoods.




Top Teams

1

Nova Quarter Horses

$525.00

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
2

LASALLE NETWORK

Raised: $425.00

3

Team Pilotworks

Raised: $150.00

4

MIS Runners

Raised: $45.00

Event Schedule

  • September 19 11:59 PM CDT - Online Registration Closes

  • September 20 4:00 PM CDT - Packet Pickup 4-7pm The Oaks Fitness and Recreation

  • September 21 4:00 PM CDT - Packet Pickup 4-7pm The Oaks Fitness and Recreation

  • September 22 6:30 AM CDT - Race Day Registration 6:30-7:30am

  • September 22 8:00 AM CDT - Race Starts Promptly

Contact Information

Event Location

Willowview Park, 197th Street, Mokena, IL, United States

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