Drew Russell Warrior Run - VIRTUAL RACE

Sat April 10 - Sat April 17, 2021 Kalamazoo, MI 49008 US Directions
Events

5K Run/Walk - VIRTUAL RACE

$25 Registration ends April 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
Anywhere and Anytime U.S.A!!
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI US 49008
Description

THE DREW RUSSELL WARRIOR RUN IS GOING TO BE A VIRTUAL RACE FOR 2021 

About This Event: This 5K Run/Walk is in memory of Captain Drew Russell, a WMU ROTC alumni. He  was Killed-In-Action in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on October 8, 2011. As an active member within his community of Scotts, Michigan and a 2004 graduate of Vicksburg High School, he is remembered as a stand-up man who was always looking out for his friends and family with a great sense of humor. After earning his commission as a Second Lieutenant in Armor through Western Michigan University’s ROTC Program, he was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado to carry out his time as an active duty Armor officer. Captain Russell was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart for his actions in battle. He was survived by his mother, Patti, his father, Jim and his brother, James. In Captain Russell’s remembrance, an endowed scholarship was established for Western Michigan University students by his classmates. This event raises money for that scholarship to be awarded to a Cadet in the program. 

Event Location:

  • Virtual Race - Anywhere between April 10, 2021 and April 17, 2020.   Virtual results can be posted between April 10th and April 17th. 

Event and Schedule:

  • Early T-Shirt/ Tumbler Pickup -  from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon on the following dates
    • April 8th, April 9th, and April 10th
    • Pickup location @ Department of Military Science and Leadership, Western Michigan University,1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo MI 49008-5249. A sign will help you navigate to the location at the road. We will have a drive through pick up and Covid-19 precautions. 
  • Tee Shirts and tumblers (if won from raffle for registering) may be picked up during early packet pickup times or be shipped to a valid address (Extra $7.00 fee for shipping).

Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Pre-Registration Pricing - $20.00 from Jan 1st to Feb 11th (11:59 pm)
  • Pre-Registration Pricing - $25.00 from Feb 12th to April 9th (11:59 pm)

Tee Shirts:

  • Tee Shirts ordered before March 1st will be automatically available at Packet Pickup times.  After February 28th tee shirts will be shipped by the end of April with the addition cost.

Awards:

  • NO AWARDS FOR THE 2021 RACE. 

Special Raffle:

  • 8 black Tumblers with "Drew Russel Warrior Run 2021"  and the WMU Bronco engraved on them.  Tumblers will be randomly drawn to registrants that sign up by April 4th.
  • Extra Raffle tickets will be added to the drawing for donations made by participants.  1 extra ticket  for every $5.00 donated.

 

For any questions, please contact: 

Madeleine Willis

  • Cell phone: (906)-241-3732
  • Email: madeleine.r.willis@wmich.edu

 

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Tumbler Design

This will be the design engraved on the eight tumblers that will be raffled off for participating in the race. 

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