"It's good to see OWYH bring friends, family, and the whole community together to welcome you home...

To remind you why you were fighting in the first place." - Sgt. Billy McIntyre




Welcome to the OWYH, NFP 5th Annual RUN FOR THE BRAVE Wounded Warriors 5K Run/Walk


Since 9-11-2001, over 32,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.   Operation Welcome You Home, NFP (OWYH) wants to make sure these honorable and dedicated young men and women, and all of our past warriors who served including WW II, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, are not forgotten by those they swore to protect... the citizens of the United States of America.  As such, OWYH is sponsoring a 5k race from which all proceeds will benefit our local Wounded Warriors.

Operation Welcome You Home is NOT affiliated with the Wounded Warrior Project.



Race Information:

Date:  May 28, 2016

Start Time:  8:00 am sharp

Location Plainfield North HS, 12005 South 248th St., Plainfield IL

Registered Kids will receive Tech Shirt just like Mommy and Daddy.

Note: Shirts are guaranteed for those registering thru April 30th. For those registering after this date and have not received your shirt please check on day of race. Thank you.

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up:

Please bring your confirmation of registration and a photo I.D.


Wednesday, May 25th   4pm - 8pm

Road Runner Sports

2555 W 75th Street Naperville, IL 60540



Thursday, May 26th   4pm - 8pm

Nevin's Brewing Company

12337 S Rte 59

Plainfield IL 60585


Timing and Bibs:
The WW5k is an officially timed event. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event.

In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bibs is:

  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Pinned in all four corners
  • Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)


2016 Pricing

   On-Line Registration through April 15

Adults (11 and above)


Children (10 & Under)


   On-Line Registration after April 15

Adults (11 and above)


Children (10 & Under)


   Race Day(CASH ONLY) 6:30-7:30am

Adults (11 and above)


Children (10 & Under)



To register, please call 630-341-1222 or email ww5k@welcomeyouhome.org


In Honor of / In Memory of

Honor your Military Hero with their name on EVERY race shirt . Each name that you put on your shirt will be a $25 donation for each name. Donation does not include a shirt. You can select this option when registering for the race. Every race registrant receives a race shirt with their entrance fee. If you would like additional shirts to present to your hero or other family members it is $25 per shirt. If you have any questions please call 630-341-1222.


Shop Here!

10% of every purchase - $$ will be donated to Operation Welcome You Home


5K Run/Walk music sponsored by:

 Soundshop DJ

Naperville, IL




Master of Ceremonies:

Dave Savini

CBS Investigative Reporter


  • FREE downloadable photos of event and participants

  • Finishing medals for ALL Registrants



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