Run for the Brave 5k Run/Walk/Ruck

Plainfield, IL

Online registration is now closed but you can still sign up on race day!

If you sign up online this week you will only be able to pick up your packet at the race day packet pickup not on our pre-packet pickup days.

Pre Race Packet Pick Up:
Wednesday, May 23rd 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.
New Balance
2879 95th St., #115
Naperville, IL 60564
Phone: 630-637-7373
Thursday, May 24th 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Athletico Physical Therapy
13311 S. Rte. 59
Plainfield, IL 60585
Phone: 815-577-2488


Dave Savini, Masters of Ceremonies, CBS Investigative Reporter

7:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony

Grace Dillingham, God Bless America

Color Guard presentation:
Knights of Columbus, Bishop Roger Kaffer Assembly #3232
 Staff Sergeant, Michael Joseph Ounanian, USMC
PVT Mario Anguiano, National Guard
SFC Jerome Gisclair, US Army
Commander Greg Roach, U.S. Navy (Retired)

JoEllyn Caulfield, National Anthem

Plainfield Fire Department:  American Flag Ceremony

Donna Morsovillo, OWYH Founder  
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

Mayor Collins, Plainfield
Mayor Baldermann, New Lenox
Congressman Foster
Commander Greg Roach, U.S. Navy (Retired)

America’s Farmers Grow Communities, Monsanto Fund
Olney C Allen Elementary School Penny War Donation

Tammy Miceli, Bagpiper

8:00 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk/Ruck Begins
Lead by Naperville Trek Bicyclists

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.:  Awards Ceremony

6:00 – 10:30 a.m.:  Support those who support Veterans by visiting Sponsor tents,
Silent Auction tent, and Operation Welcome You Home tent

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.:  After Race Party at CRAFT’D Plainfield
16031 S. Lincoln Hwy. Plainfield, IL 60586

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.


7th 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
(Can purchase this upgrade 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.
Race Directors
Judi Stapleton 630-341-1222                              Donna Morsovillo 630-302-2638

Supporting Servicemen and Women                  Honoring Military—Past, Present, and Future

Operation Welcome You Home, NFP, 1750 W. Ogden Ave, #2062, Naperville, IL  60567

Operation Welcome You Home, NFP (OWYH) is a not-for-profit 501c3
Ladies, Race shirts are universal sizing so you may want to go down one size

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

This race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a 2018 CARA CERTIFIED RACE #CARA18005. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA’s Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race.

Check out our 2018 Tech Race shirts -- Ladies, Race shirts are universal sizing so you may want to go down one size.

This year we are offering an option to purchase one of the following running caps through online registration.

When & Where

May 26, 2018


8:00 AM

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