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2011 Veteran’s Day Run


The weather is cool, the leaves are turning and it’s a great time to run in the Tri-States.   Whether you’re embarking on your first 5K or your 50th, there are so many oportunities to try an event, that you just can’t miss!

November 3rd:  Tri-State Warrior Dash 5K, 10K or 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

This event has been renamed from the national Veteran’s Day run from last year, but comes to you from the same great crew that put together a fun race last year. I ran in the 11K last year (This year it’s a 10K.  11 was for 2011) and it was actually one of my very best runs.  Read about last year’s event here and sign up for it here! Proceeds benefit area veterans.

November 10th: Beat Beethoven 5K

Says the website, “At 8:00 am Beethoven’s 5th Symphony will begin… can you finish the 5K before it ends?”  The symphony is in the neighborhood of 30 minutes, so you’ll have to hurry!  Register here.  Proceeds benefit Symphony of Trees…which benefits local music programs.

November 22nd: Quincy YMCA Turkey Run

It’s a Quincy Classic! The 33rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk includes 5K and 10K runs or 1 mile and 5K Non-competitive Leisure walk options. There’s also a family rate for up to 4 runners.  Proceeds benefit the YMCA.  Read about my 2011 Turkey Run here and sign up for the race here.

December 1st:  Ring a Bell Run, 5K run or walk

The Jingle Bell run for the Arthritis Foundation is not making a return to Quincy this year, but the Kroc Center is filling the gap.  The new Ring a Bell Run Proceeds supports The Salvation Army annual Christmas Campaign, which provides Christmas food baskets, toys for children, and the community Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. These funds also support year round services such as food pantry, rent and utility assistance and emergency shelter for those in crisis in our community.  Sign up for the run by clicking here!





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Quincy-native Jared Busen; shown here helping to train a member of the Afghan National Army. Busen will be participating in the Quincy Veteran's Day Parade.

Attend the Veteran’s Day Parade

Quincy will be participating in the Inaugural National Veteran’s Day Run on 11-11-11.

The fourth Annual Quincy Veteran’s Day Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. More than 60 floats are registered for this event.  They will leave from 12th and MaineStreet and head toward Washington Park.  Friend of the Get Out Blog, U.S. Army Veteran and current Army Reserve Drill Sergeant Jared Busen will be leading the ‘riderless Horse,’ in honor of fallen heroes in this parade.  I encourage everyone to go down and support our hometown heroes.

Run for it!

The Inaugural National Veteran’s Day Run/Walk will be held next Friday, Nov. 11.  The local 11K (6.8 mile) run or 1-mile walk will be held at the Illinois Veteran’s Home at 1707 North 12th St.  Registration begins at 7 a.m. by the shelter house at the lake.  At 7:30 there will be a short informational presentation for all participants and then the opening ceremonies will follow at 7:40.  The opening ceremonies include a presentation of colors, prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of the “Star Spangled Banner” and recognition of all the veterans in attendance.  The run or walk will begin at 8 am.  The cost to participate in the event is $22 or $11 for veterans or active duty military. You can register online at www.veteransdayrun.com/run/virtual You may also Aaron Patrick at 1-877-266-9337 or Dave Ulrich 217-242-7425 if you have questions.

Run for It Later!

I have to miss the Veteran’s Day Run because I work on Friday morning, but that doesn’tmean I can’t participate! Runners who want to support the event can still register online atwww.veteransdayrun.com/run/virtual and pledge to complete the run on their own time.  Registration costs are the same, and you will still be mailed a National Veterans Day Run cotton t-shirt, race bib, collector’s pin and lanyard. If you complete and log your run, you will receive also receive a finisher’s certificate online. You may also add a National Veterans Day finisher’s medal for $8.

Thank or Remember a Veteran!

If you only do one thing this Veteran’s Day, I hope it’s to thank or remember a veteran.  We owe our freedom to our brave men and women in uniform, and we can never repay the debt this country owes to our veterans.

Laura Sievert's maternal grandfather, Wayne Theodore Ward, Army, World War II.

This Veteran’s Day, I send my personal remembrances to my Grandpa Wayne Ward (Army, WWII), Grandpa Byron “Lug” Atterberg (Army, WWII), and great uncle Caroll Schmoellenger (Special Forces, WWII).   I also send thanks to my uncle Jack Atterberg (Army, Vietnam), Jared Busen (Army, Afghanistan), Michelle Biederman (Navy, Iraq/Afghanistan) and all other friends and relatives who have served.

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