The Tomah Veteran Affairs Medical Center will host the Heroes Freedom Run Saturday, Sept. 15, as a welcome-home celebration for all Veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom or New Dawn.
The celebration includes music, informational exhibits, cash-drawings, give-a-ways, refreshments, and a run/walk/roll. The event will be held rain or shine and is free to all attendees. Family members, friends and community members are welcome to attend.
Race registration begins at 7:30 a.m. A 5K run will be held at 9:15 a.m. A three-person 5K relay will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 1-mile fun walk/roll, beginning at 9:45 a.m. Chip timing is being used in both running events.
First-, second-, and third-place finishers in each age group will receive medals.
All OEF, OIF and OND veterans who register for the event by Aug 17 will receive a free T-shirt. Anyone else can purchase a T-shirt by placing an order no later than Aug. 17 and paying $11.50. Complete online registration or hard copy registration forms to identify the event you will be participating in and/or to order T-shirts. Checks can be made out to the “Veterans Canteen Service” and mailed to Tomah VA Medical Center, Voluntary Services, 500 E. Veterans St., Tomah, WI 54460.
More information and registration for the run/walk event is available at the website http://www.active.com/5K-race/tomah-wi/heroes-freedom-run-2012. Pre-registration is preferred by Wednesday, Aug. 22 to allow sufficient time to coordinate the event. Participants can continue to register up until Sept. 13; however, they will not be able to order or receive a free T-shirt.
Questions should be directed to Mary “Cindy” Graham, OEF/OIF/OND Program Outreach Coordinator at 608-372-7783 or email@example.com.