This race is part of a 5 race series called ‘The Freedom Run Series’. You can register for all 5 races at the following link: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Kent/TheFreedomRunSeries for a single fee of $100! You’ll save $25 and qualify for the Freedom Run Series Medal and a chance to win one of 4 cash prizes of $1000.00, $750.00, $500.00, $250.00. Please go the Freedom Run Series link for further details.
The Pvt. Heath Warner Memorial Run has become a tradition in the greater Stark County Ohio area over Memorial Day Weekend. The event is open to to all athletes of all running and walking abilities that is dedicated to extending the legacy USMC Pvt. Heath Warner who died defending freedom on 11/22/06 in the Al Anbar Province in Iraq. The race honors all who have given the ultimate price for freedom. Who are you Running to Remember this Memorial Day weekend?
Proceeds from the race are used to help surviving military families, returning veterans and other community projects through the Pvt. Heath Warner Memorial Fund.
We are pleased to announce our GRAND PRIZE open for all particpants at Atwood Lake Resort for one overnight stay for two including dinner and breakfast (provided courtesy of Compass Media, LLC.)
Start and Finish: Opening ceremony will begin at 7:30am followed by the race at 8:00am. The race will start behind the Paul & Carol David YMCA of Jackson Township, 7389 Caritas Circle NW, Massillon, OH 44646 and end at Jackson Community Park. Parking is available at Jackson Senior High School located 7600 Fulton Drive NW, Massillon, OH 44646.
Packet Pickup : All packets are to be picked up race morning beginning at 6:30 am.
Awards: Awards will be given immediately after race.
T-shirts: T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by EOBD, Monday, May 18, 2015. T-Shirts are first come, first served as available for same day registrants.
Partnership with the Jackson Township Rotary Field of Heroes
Over Memorial Day Weekend, 2015, The Rotary Club of Jackson Township is seeking your support and collaboration to sponsor a spectacular visual display of 1,500 American Flags which will be displayed across from Jackson Township Safety Center on Wales Road. These 3′ × 5′ flags will stand 8 feet tall in perfect rows and columns across a field of green. The Field of Honor / Field of Heroes is an opportunity for our community members to honor their personal heroes who have made an impact on their lives.
The Rotary Club of Jackson Township invites you to join us to show support for your hero. Become a part of this collaborative community event by purchasing a flag that will stand proudly in the Field of Honor / Field of Heroes. After the Memorial weekend the flag is yours to keep, or you can ship the flag to your hero or donate it to a charitable organization supporting active military, veterans, public safety personnel or their families. This is an opportunity for us all to come together as a community to remember, to honor, and to heal.