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Sullivan Brothers 5K/10K benefit race Saturday, October 21

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The 11th annual Sullivan Brothers 5K & 10K benefit races are set for Saturday, October 21, at 9 a.m.

The races will start at the Iowa Veterans Museum in downtown Waterloo and there is online and race day registration

Proceeds from the Sullivan Brothers Memorial 5K/10K Races will benefit the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum.

Here is the Race Information:

Check-in and Post-Race Location:

Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum

Park Avenue & Washington Street

Registration Fees:

5K - $20 10K - $25

Online Sign Up:

Gmdistrict.org/5k10k17

Age Groups: Up to 13, 14 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 +

Prizes: 1st to 3rd Place Medals, Trophy to Overall Champs

Early packet pick-up and registration

Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum

Friday, October 20, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 21, 7:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Free Parking under HWY 218 between Park Avenue and 5th Street

Both races are timed by Bib Tag.

The Five Sullivan Brothers of Waterloo were serving together aboard the light cruiser U.S.S. Juneau during World War II. The Juneau was engaged with Japanese warships in the battle for Guadalcanal. Ultimately, the Juneau was sunk after being hit with torpedoes fired by a pair of Japanese submarines and all five brothers perished with the ship. The brothers are now a large part of Waterloo and United States history and their supreme sacrifice will never be forgotten. This year marks the 75th anniversary of this loss.

Millions of American men and women have served our country and many have scarified their lives, just as the Sullivan Brothers did. Those who served and returned home also sacrificed much to ensure the freedom of our country and our rights and liberties.

The Sullivan Brothers 5K & 10K Races are intended as a continuing memorial for those, like the Sullivan Brothers, who have given their lives in service of our country and a celebration of the veterans who served our country and returned home. We recognize veterans who served so courageously in the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard and their comrades who lost their lives while serving alongside their fellow soldiers.

Event Sponsors: Bergen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc, CBE Companies, Cedar Valley Hospice, Dalton Plumbing & Heating, Grout Museum District, Invision Architecture, Riley's Floors, Sam's Club, Shade Creations, Trekman Racing, Dr. Stanford-Orthopedic Surgeon, VGM Group, UICCU, Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau

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