About This Event: This 5k run/walk is in memory of Captain Drew Russell, a WMU ROTC alumni. He was Killed-In-Action in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on October 8, 2011. As an active member within his community of Scotts, Michigan and a 2004 graduate of Vicksburg High School, he is remembered as a stand-up man who was always looking out for his friends and family with a large sense of humor. After earning his commission as a Second Lieutenant in Armor through Western Michigan University’s ROTC Program, he was stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado to carry out his time as an active duty Armor officer. Captain Russell was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart for his actions in battle. He was survived by his mother, Patti, his father, Jim and his brother, James. In Captain Russell’s remembrance, an endowed scholarship was established for Western Michigan University students by his classmates. This event raises money for that scholarship to be awarded to a Cadet in the program.
WMU Student Recreation Center, registration located in tennis courts through the garage door entrance across the street from the parking lot #13.
Located in lot #13 across the street from the Student Recreation Center.
Event and Schedule:
Race Day Packet Pickup - beginning at 7:00 AM
Race Day Registration - 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Race Begins at 8:30 AM
Early Bird Pre-Registrtaion Pricing -
5K Run/Walk with Tee Shirt Give-A-Way – $15 Until January 31st (11:59 pm)
5K Run/Walk with Tee Shirt and Ruck Give-A-Way – $20.00 Until January 31st (11:59 pm)
Pre Registration Pricing -
5K Run/Walk with Tee Shirt Give-A-Way – $20 Until April 2nd (11:59 pm)
5K Run/Walk with Tee Shirt and Ruck Give-A-Way – $25.00 Until April 2nd (11:59 pm)
Race Day Pricing -
5K Run/Walk with Tee Shirt Give-A-Way – $25
5K Run/Walk with Tee Shirt and Ruck Give-A-Way – $30
To be guaranteed a tee shirt, participants must register before March 24, 2020. Extra tee shirts will be ordered but will be available on a “First Come, First Served” basis on race day.
Overall Top Male and Female
Top Male and Female of each age group
29 and under
50 and over