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Wounded Warrior 5K is Coming: Volunteers, Kids T-Shirt Design Needed

The annual fundraiser returns May 24.

Credit: Operation Welcome You Home
Credit: Operation Welcome You Home
The third annual Wounded Warrior 5K event won approval from the Plainfield village board last week — and now the organizers are asking for the community's help.

The event, which benefits local servicemen and women, is slated for the Saturday before Memorial Day, May 24, at Settlers' Park in downtown Plainfield.

Organizers at Operation Welcome You Home are asking kids to help design the children's T-shirt kids will wear this year.

Kids ages 5 to 10 are invited to draw their idea of a military hero on the official entry form (click here to find the form). Entries can be dropped off between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Nevin's Brewing Company, 12337 S. Route 59 in Plainfield. Organizers will choose the winning design, which will be featured on all kids T-shirts.

Volunteers needed

Want to help local veterans by getting involved in this year's race?

Operation Welcome You Home is also host ing a volunteer sign-up day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 at Nevin's. Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, packet pick-up and refreshments at the May 24 race. Race course assistants and volunteers to man water stations are also needed.

Sign up for the race

Runners and walkers can sign up now for the race, which starts at 8 a.m. sharp at Settlers' Park, 24000 W. Lockport St.

Advance registration prices (good through noon on May 19) are $30 for adults (ages 11 and up) and $20 for kids ages 10 and under. After the May 19 deadline, prices increase by $5. 

Click here to register online.

All participants registered by midnight on Wednesday, April 30th will be guaranteed a T-shirt.        

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