Fallen Solders 5K

Fallen Soldiers 5K Run/Walk | October 8, 2022

Fallen Soldiers 5K Logo

Registration

REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE FALLEN SOLDIERS 5K

  • $10: WIU student Race Fee
  • $35: Regular Race (5k and 1 mile) Fee
  • $45: Virtual Race Fee

Register on or before September 19th to guarantee a shirt!

Download a Printable Registration Form

Schedule

Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 | Packet Pick-Up

  • 11 AM - 6 PM: Spencer Student Recreation Center, Keeney Room

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022 | Race Day

  • 7:00 - 8:15 AM: Check-In & Day of Registration
  • 8:30 AM: Fallen Soldiers Ceremony & Announcements
    • Location: Spencer Student Recreation Center
  • 9:00 AM: Race Start
Route Map

Route Map (PDF)
Route Map

About

Each year, Western Illinois University hosts the Fallen Soldiers 5K to raise money for the WIU Fallen Soldiers Scholarship Fund, which supports veterans and service members currently enrolled at Western. Before the race, a special program is held to honor our Fallen Soldiers for whom the scholarship was established and recognize the current scholarship recipients. This race typically brings in 400 - 500 participants to WIU's campus that come together to support this wonderful cause.

Contact

Fallen Soldiers | fallensoldiers5k@wiu.edu

Committee Chairs

Drew Donahoo | 309-298-1861 | am-donahoo@wiu.edu
Holly Sutton | 309-298-1861 | HS-Sutton@wiu.edu
Brian Thomas | 309-298-1228 | BM-Thomas2@wiu.edu

Sponsors

Sponsorship deadline is September 19, 2022. To secure your spot as a Fallen Soldiers 5K sponsor, please email fallensoldiers5k@wiu.edu or call 309-298-1861.

Official Timing Sponsor - $2,000 (one available)

Name and logo displayed at the results table | 4 complimentary race entries | Recognition on Fallen Soldiers website and social media; announced at pre-race ceremony | Promotional materials in race packet (materials provided by sponsor)

Medal Sponsor - $2,000 (CLAIMED FOR 2022)

Name and logo displayed at the medal/ trophy table at the finish line | 4 complimentary race entries | Recognition on Fallen Soldiers website and social media; announced at pre-race ceremony | Promotional materials in race packet (materials provided by sponsor) | Opportunity to award medals to participants at the finish line

Starting Line Sponsor - $1,500 (one available)

Name and logo displayed at the starting line | 3 complimentary race entries | Recognition on Fallen Soldiers website and social media; announced at pre-race ceremony | Promotional materials in race packet (materials provided by sponsor)

Finish Line Sponsor - $1,500 (CLAIMED FOR 2022)

Name and logo displayed at the finish line | 3 complimentary race entries | Recognition on Fallen Soldiers website and social media; announced at pre-race ceremony on race day | Promotional materials in race packet (materials provided by sponsor)

Mile Marker Sponsor - $1,000 (three available)

Name and logo displayed at one of three mile markers along the race route | 2 complimentary race entries | Recognition on Fallen Soldiers website and social media; announced at pre-race ceremony

Ribbon Sponsor - $500 (CLAIMED FOR 2022)

Name and logo displayed at at the medal/trophy table at the finish line | 1 complimentary race entry | Recognition on Fallen Soldiers website and social media; announced at pre-race ceremony

Packet Sponsor - $500 (CLAIMED FOR 2022)

Name and logo displayed at the packet pickup table | 1 complimentary race entry | Recognition on Fallen Soldiers website and social media; announced at pre-race ceremony

Race Route Sponsor - $300

Name and logo displayed on a sign along the race route along with a message of your choosing to cheer on and encourage the participants | Recognition on Fallen Soldiers website and social media; announced at pre-race ceremony

Fallen Soldiers

The event is designed as a fundraiser for the Fallen Soldier's Scholarship Fund in honor of two WIU alumni who were killed in the line of duty. Capt. Derek Dobogai and Lt. Col. Robert Baldwin.

Dobogai, who graduated from Western in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in law enforcement and justice administration, was among the 14 U.S. soldiers aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Aug. 22, 2007 in northern Iraq.

Capt. Derek Dobogai

Baldwin, who earned a bachelor's degree in industrial technology from WIU in 1993, was killed Sept. 21, 2010 when his Blackhawk UH-60 helicopter carrying Navy SEALs crashed during combat operations in the Zabul province of Afghanistan.

Lt. Col. Robert Baldwin