"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 4th Annual 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.

To Donate to the OWYH WW5K:

Race Information:

Date:  May 23, 2015

Start Time:  8:00 am sharp

LocationSettler's Park, 24000 W. Lockport St., Plainfield IL

Registration Limit:  5K Run/Walk participants are limited to the first 1,200 entries. Once this limit has been met, registration will be closed. Online Registration ends at Noon on April 30, 2015. No refunds will be given.

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


2015 Pricing

   On-Line Registration before NOON 4/30

Adults (11 and above)


Children (10 & Under)


   On-Line Registration after NOON 4/30

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 for a donation of $25.00 plus registration fee. You can select this option when registering for the race.  Every race registrant receives a race shirt with their entrance fee. 


If you are not registering for the race and would like to honor your Hero, please email ww5k@welcomeyouhome.org for more information.  Deadline is midnight, April 15th.



For Sponsorship Opportunities, please email:



5K Run/Walk music sponsored by:

 Soundshop DJ

Naperville, IL



  • FREE downloadable photos of event and participants

  • Finishing medals for ALL Registrants

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up:  Packet pickup will be held at Road Runner Sports, 2555 w. 75th Street, Naperville IL on Wednesday, May 20th from 3 - 8pm. All race participants will receive a 10% discount on purchases made during packet pickup, and VIP Members will receive a 20% discount.

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


Race Results:   All runners and walkers in the 5K Run will be timed using ChronoTrack Timing with LIVE RESULTS STATIONS day of the race. Results will include finish time, pace, overall finish position, age and division place. Race results will also be available online or mobile smartphones at:


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.)


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