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Running For Our Heroes 5K


Run/Walk Set to Take Off Saturday, September 12th

By Monte Stewart

The 2nd Annual Running for our Heroes 5K run/walk will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Registration check-in as well as the start/finish line is all located at the UW-Superior Marcovich Wellness Center.

The entry fee is $25 per person, which includes a t-shirt.

Prizes and awards will be presented to the top three overall finishers and the top three in each age category. Age categories are as follows: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39,40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

All proceeds from this 5K Run/Walk will benefit the Douglas County Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund as well as the UW-Superior Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center.

Registration Options

Running for our Heroes | Explore SuperiorThere is an offline and online registration option, depending on if you wish to pay by cash/check or credit card. Registration will be available through race day, but we ask that you register by September 4 to guarantee yourself a shirt.

  1. Offline registration can be completed by filling out this PDF. Checks can be made payable to: Douglas County Treasurer with 5k run/walk written in the memo line. Please remit this form in person or by mail along with payment to the Douglas County Treasurer at:

Courthouse Building
1313 Belknap Street, Room 102
Superior, WI 54880

Only checks will be accepted by mail, please do not mail cash. Cash or check will be accepted in person. To ensure delivery on time we recommend all mailed entries to be postmarked no later than August 28, 2015 to ensure a race shirt, and no later than September 5, 2015 to ensure race entry without guaranteed shirt. We will not be responsible for any entries not received before race day.

  1. Online registration and credit card payments will be processed through our website. You will be redirected to our secure online registration website.

Registration will also be available from 7:00am-8:30am the day of the race.

Please contact Monte Stewart at 715-394-8406 or email at with any questions or concerns.

Thank you and we hope to see you out there on September 12.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you would like to help out with the event, please give us a call at 715-394-8406 or email us at

This event is hosted by the UW-Superior Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center and Douglas County Veteran Services.

Timing for this event will be provided by Duluth Running Co.

Location and Parking

The 5K starts and ends at the Marcovich Wellness Center, which is located at 1810 Catlin Avenue, Superior, WI 54880.

Check-in and the start line are distinguished on the UW-Superior Campus Map.

Catlin Ave. and Mortorelli Drive will both be blocked off from Belknap Street to North 21st Street.

Please park in lots 11 and 2 by the YU or lot 7 by HFA. These lots will not be blocked off the morning of the race. To access lots 11 and 2, please turn right off of Belknap Ave. To access lot 7, please take Grand Ave. to Weeks Ave. to 19th Street.

Refer to the map for the location of these lots.

No one will be charged the morning of the race for parking in any lot listed on the map.

Course Map

The course wraps around the campus of UW-Superior. This is a relatively, flat and fast course. The course can be viewed here. Runners will complete the loop twice to hit the 5K distance.


All runners will have a raffle ticket entered into a drawing with their bib number on it. A raffle will be held following the awards ceremony. The following businesses have sponsored items for the raffle:

Green Bay Packers

Breakwater Restaurant

Capt’n J’s Miniature Golf

Outdoor Ventures Hayward

Poplar Golf & Recreation

Grandma’s Restaurant Company

Erbert and Gerbert’s

Great Clips

Barkers Island Inn


Minnesota Timberwolves

Anytime Fitness

China Inn


Black Bear & Gordon Pines Golf Clubs

Nemadji Golf Club

Hidden Greens North

Engwall Wolff’s Flowers



Austin Jarrow

Milwaukee Brewers

Make sure you stick around because you must be present to win!


If you’re interested in helping sponsor the event, please refer to the sponsorship levels and donation form.

5K Race Flyers

We appreciate the support we continue to receive from the community about this race. Feel free to print off the flyer for the race and promote at your area business.

What the Proceeds from this Race Benefit

The UW-Superior Veteran and Nontraditional Center and the Douglas County Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund are the two causes where 100% of this race’s proceeds will go.

The Soldier and Sailor Relief Fund (SSRF) is an act that passed the Wisconsin State Legislature on April 2, 1887 to ensure that “no honorably discharged Soldier, Sailor, or Marine [would] be sent to a poorhouse”. This act is what led way to the 1935 establishment of a County Veteran Service Officer in each Wisconsin county. Douglas County currently staffs two full time persons in their Veterans Service Office, who serve more than 4,000 veterans.  Through the utilization of the SSRF they are able to help our local Veterans with small expenses such as gas cards, all the way up to a month’s rent to a Veteran in need.

In the fall of 2012 UW-Superior opened the Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center (VNSC) to provide programming in support of student success for our veteran and/or nontraditional students. The Center serves 35% of the undergraduate enrollment each term including veterans, students with children, current military service members, dependents or spouses of veterans, married students, and students 25 years or older. Over 5% of all our undergraduates are veteran/military students. The VNSC strives to enhance the student experience by connecting them on their  educational journey at UW-Superior. The Center is a place on campus for students to relax, do homework, seek advisement, or visit with one of the many outreach service professionals that provide on-sight support services.  Also, Success Net will pair you with a fellow veteran and/or nontraditional student who knows the ropes — the campus, community, services, events, how to get connected and more.

Event Contact: Monte Stewart | 715-394-8406 |

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