Join us this year for the 3rd Annual Heroes 5K & 1 Mile Walk and Wag Dog Walk. We will be holding this in an effort to raise money for the Sunshine Brotherhood Charity. This event will be held on the same day as the Willard Veteran's Day Parade and is the perfect event for families and individuals who are looking to give back to our local heroes.
In 2015 the Sunshine Brotherhood was started by Aaron and Linda Goddard. Aaron was a Rescue Specialist for the Springfield, Missouri Fire Department, eleven years into his career he was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer. He lost his battle to cancer after 2 1/2 years of courageous fighting in June 2015. While battling cancer Linda and Aaron created a foundation to help firefighters financially during a crisis. A couple of times during their journey the Fire Department did fundraisers and collected money for the Goddard family to help with medical costs. They were extremely touched by these financial gifts and decided they wanted to give something back. They discussed several times that they didn't know what families did if it was not a dual income household. A firefighter's income would not sustain a household during a time of crisis. Linda took the money that was donated after Aaron's passing into the Sunshine Brotherhood - Aaron Goddard Foundation. The Sunshine Brotherhood raises money to “Love it Forward” to other Fire Department/First Responders individuals during times of crisis, along with an annual high school scholarship. To date we have given out over $10,000. Help us Love it Forward to our First Responders by donating or participating in our annual 5K Heroes’ Run held in Willard, Mo.
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5K - $35 now until October 30th; $40 October 31th until race day.
Packet Pickup will be Friday, November 5th at the Springfield Fire Station #1, 720 E. Grand Street, Springfield, MO from 4-7pm
Drive Thru on the west side of the station.
Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration: 7am to 8:15am
5K and 1 Mile Participants will receive a long sleeve event shirt.
VETERANS DAY PARADE - 11AM at Jackson Street Park
FLAG RETIREMENT - 1PM
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION - 1PM-5:30PM (Vendors, Music & Much More!)
FIREWORKS - 5:30PM
Awards & Medals
Overall Male & Female - $100 Gift Card
Awarding medals and prizes through 3rd place of each division. Age Divisions: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.
$100 AWARD FOR THE BEST PATROTIC PET COSTUME FOR THE WALK AND WAG!
Willard Community Center
222 W. Jackson Street