Save-A-Joe 5K is a 5K walk/run to support the mission of Save-A-Joe Veteran Charities. The local communities in the Fox Valley help our Veterans with Education, Housing, Therapy, and Finances. The mission of Save-A-Joe, Inc. is to partner with our local small businesses, corporate sponsors, and our community members to raise money to assist these veteran service organizations.
One Hundred Percent of all proceeds will be donated to two organizations this year, one which fights veteran homelessness and the other that carries out “Operation Sweet Tooth” for deployed armed forces.
The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans is a non-profit agency that provides housing, supportive services and community outreach to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families achieve self-sufficiency. Founded in 2007 by Vietnam War veteran Bob Adams and Gulf War veteran Dirk Enger, MSHV operates on a vision of no veteran left behind due to homelessness, joblessness, poverty and/or mental health issues.
Operation Sweet Tooth was started years ago and is often referred to as
"Cookies for the Troops.” Supported by Piece-A-Cake Bakery, managed by Diane Ahrens, a veteran herself, this project has sent cookies around the world, mostly to Iraq and Afghanistan, and especially to the USOs.
Get your running shoes ready to run the inaugural
SAVE-A-JOE 5K on
May 19, 2019
Whether you are an old hand of 5Ks or are new to running, all levels are welcome.
The race begins at 8:00 at the Batavia Riverwalk, in downtown Batavia, Illinois. It commences at Island Avenue and Houston Street with the course following the beautiful Fox River.
$35 for 5K walk/run
$20 for 5K for elementary school children (ages 6 to 11)
All online registration fees include race day t-shirt
Online registration available from January 21 (12:01 a.m.) to Tuesday, May 14th, 11:59 p.m.
Bib and T-Shirt Pick-up and Day-of-Race Information:
Dates & Times (places to be announced)
Friday, May 17th, 3-7
Saturday, May 18th, 11-2
In-Person registration can occur during these times
$40 for 5K walk/run, t-shirt if available
$25 for 5K for elementary school children, t-shirt if available
Why do we run?
First, because it’s going to be a fun day!
Also, the date is on Armed Forces Weekend,
a time to honor those who protect our nation.
But, most important, we want to support those who defend our freedom and two local organizations that do so much to help.
Don’t put off registration!
Click to reach the official site
Information about the event is available in : English