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The Evil Smiley Veteran’s Day Run
November 9 @ 10:30 am EST
The Evil Smiley Veteran’s Day Run Saturday Nov 9th is the perfect way to celebrate and remember those who have served our country. As of this date, it is one of the largest Veteran’s Day runs in the midwest. It is our privilege to be able top take the torch from Jared Bane who started this event in 2013, in order to recognize and honor all of our Military Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves, Spouses and Friends of the Military. Our mission will be the same, to honor those who served and support charities that support our military families.
This event will evolve in some ways in order to grow the event and recognize the Heroes in our community and beyond. We have changed the start/finish of the event to the University of Wisconsin – Parkside outdoor track. There will be a 21-Gun-Salute to start our event, in order to recognize our Fallen Soldiers and Veterans that have past away in 2019, names will be provided by you and other sources. When signing up, you will have the opportunity to secure a flag that will line the start/finish area to honor or in memory of a military hero in your life. We will have a staggered start time. We will have post event party at our running store located at 1706 22nd Ave in Kenosha.
2 mile run/walk (able to finish in 90 minutes). Start time 10:40 a.m. This distance will take place on the road that loops around the UW Parkside campus.
10K run (minimum pace is 15 minutes per mile). Start time 10:30 a.m. This distance will start on the track, follow the road that loops the UW Parkside campus clockwise, head northwest on the bike path and follow the multi-use path through picturesque Petrifying Springs Park. Runners will return to the track on University Drive, circling counterclockwise, returning to the track the way they came.
So here’s the crux of the email, would you be willing to promote and participate in our event? You can also set up an info tent on the inside of the track if that works for your organization.
As of this date we have on board the following organizations:
Kenosha Co Veterans Affair office
UW-Parkside and Kenosha Unified District ROTC programs
Team RWB – this is their Midwest chapter event
For more info Contact: Race Director Brian Thomas 414 719 4771
Location: University of Wisconsin – Parkside
Packet pick up and same day signup:Sports Activity Building starting at 8:30 am
Post event party: Kenosha Running Company, 1706 – 22nd Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140 — starting at 1:30. There will be awards, food, drinks, socializing, and a few surprises.