Start your Memorial Day weekend by honoring local wounded warriors who have sacrificed themselves for our freedom. Registration is open for the third annual Operation Welcome You HomeWounded Warrior 5K, set for Saturday, May 24.
Operation Welcome You Home is non-profit that organizes welcomes for returning servicemen and women, as well as offering support and resources to wounded veterans and their families throughout Chicagoland.
Runners and walkers can sign up now for the race, which starts at 8 a.m. sharp at Settlers' Park, 24403 W. Lockport St. in Plainfield.
Advance registration prices (good through noon on May 19) are $30 for adults (ages 11 and up) and $20 for kids ages 10 and under. After the May 19 deadline, prices increase by $5.
You can also honor your military hero with a T-shirt with his or her name on it for a $25 donation.
Click here to register online. Online registration ends at noon May 19. After that, participants can register at pre-race pickup events on May 21 and 22, or on the day of the race. Race-day registration is from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., and is cash only. All proceeds from the event benefit local wounded warriors.