"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 3rd. Annual Wounded Warriors 5K Run

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 24, 2014

Start Time:  8:00 am sharp

LocationSettlers Park, 24000 W. Lockport St., Plainfield IL

Registration Limit:  5K Run/Walk participants are limited to the first 2,500 entries. Once this limit has been met, registration will be closed. Online Registration ends at Noon on May 18, 2014. No refunds will be given.

Ages: 5-10 are eligible

Theme:  Military Heroes

Winner's design will be on all children's race T-shirts.


1st Place:  Jolie Stultz, Aurora



2nd Place:  Isabela Cantu-Salas, Aurora

3rd Place:  Leslie Bernal


2014 Pricing

   On-Line Registration before NOON 5/18

Adults (11 and above)


Children (10 & Under)


   On-Line Registration after NOON 5/18

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 race T-shirt for a donation of $25.00. If you are a registered participant, you will receive a T-shirt. If you are not registered or would like to purchase additional T-shirts, you may buy a T-shirt for $25.00 each.  Deadline is midnight, April 30th.

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For Sponsorship Opportunities, please email:




Download Printable Race Brochure

T-shirt Contest Winning Design

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up:    Pick-up your Bib and Shirt

Wednesday, May 21st

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Road Runners Sports

2555 E. 75th St., Naperville, IL 60540

Thursday, May22nd

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Nevin’s Brewing Company

12337 S. Rt 59, Plainfield, IL 60585

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

Race Results:   All runners and walkers in the 5K Run will be timed by Its Race Time and given the opportunity to review their results. Results will include finish time, pace, overall finish position, age and division place. Final results will be posted in a timely manner at ItsRaceTime.com .


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