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UWS Hosting 6th Annual Running for Our Heroes 5K

Updated: September 17, 2019 12:48 PM

UW-Superior is hosting its annual Running for Our Heroes 5K run and walk on Saturday, September 28.  

The event is in its sixth year and it will be held on the college grounds, once again.

Rachel Turner who works in the Student Center said the event supports local veterans in the area and all of the funds go to their emergency relief fund to support veterans and non-traditional students on the UW-Superior campus and the Douglas County Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund.

"A lot of the funds go towards benefiting the veterans in our local community," Turner said.

Monte Stewart, the Veterans and Non-traditional Student Services Coordinator said it's a run/walk so you don't have to be a competitive runner to participate.

"We get a lot of people who walk just for the cause," Stewart said.  "We do have awards for people who do want to have that competitive piece to it and we also have a bunch of door prizes from area businesses."

Stewart said it's grown a lot in the past six years.

"It's great to see the local community come out and support what we're able to do," Stewart said.

UW-Superior offers a lot for veterans and non-traditional students.

"We offer a lot of on-campus events geared towards veterans and non-traditional students and just a resource center to help anyone with any daily questions and how to navigate college," Turner said.

The course for the run/walk is very flat and it goes really fast, according to Stewart.  They're hoping they'll have good weather. 

The Running for Our Heroes 5K is Saturday, September 28 at 9 a.m.  You can register here

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