"It's good to see OWYH bring friends, family, and the whole community together to welcome you home...

To remind you why you were fighting in the first place." - Sgt. Billy McIntyre




Welcome to the OWYH, NFP 6th Annual RUN FOR THE BRAVE 5K Run/Walk

Supporting Local Servicemen and Women


Since 9-11-2001, over 32,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.   Operation Welcome You Home, NFP (OWYH) wants to make sure these honorable and dedicated young men and women, and all of our past warriors who served including WW II, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, are not forgotten by those they swore to protect... the citizens of the United States of America.  As such, OWYH is sponsoring a 5k race from which all proceeds will benefit our local injured veterans.

Operation Welcome You Home is NOT affiliated with the Wounded Warrior Project.


To Donate to the OWYH RUN FOR THE BRAVE 5K:

Race Information:

Date:  May 27, 2017

Start Time:  8:00 am sharp

Location Plainfield North HS, 12005 South 248th St., Plainfield IL

Pre Race Packet Pick Up:

Wednesday, May 24th from 2pm - 7pm

New Balance

2879 95th Street

Naperville, IL 60564



Thursday, May 25th from 2pm - 7pm


13311 S Route 59

Plainfield, IL 60585



Please bring your confirmation of registration and a photo I.D.

Registered Kids will receive Tech Shirt just like Mommy and Daddy.

Note: Shirts are guaranteed for those registering thru May 10th. For those registering after this date and have not received your shirt please check on day of race. Thank you.

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up:

Please bring your confirmation of registration and a photo I.D.

Timing and Bibs:
The 5k is an officially timed event. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event.

In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bibs is:

  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Pinned in all four corners
  • Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)


2017 Pricing

   On-Line Registration through May 1st

Adults (11 and above)


Children (10 & Under)


   On-Line Registration after May 1st

Adults (11 and above)


Children (10 & Under)


   Race Day(CASH ONLY) 6:30-7:30am

Adults (11 and above)


Children (10 & Under)



To register, please call 630-341-1222 or email RunForTheBrave@welcomeyouhome.org


In Honor of / In Memory of

Honor your Military Hero with their name on EVERY race shirt . Each name that you put on your shirt will be a $25 donation for each name. Donation does not include a shirt. You can select this option when registering for the race. Every race registrant receives a race shirt with their entrance fee. If you would like additional shirts to present to your hero or other family members it is $25 per shirt. If you have any questions please call 630-341-1222.


5K Run/Walk music sponsored by:

 Soundshop DJ

Naperville, IL




Master of Ceremonies:

Dave Savini

CBS Investigative Reporter


  • FREE downloadable photos of event and participants

  • Finishing medals for ALL Registrants



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