5th Annual Patriots' Day Run, Saturday, September 12, 2015
Patriots' Day Run is a fundraiser for VFW Post 5547 were 75% of the proceeds benefit the VFW National Home for Children.A place where military families can go when they need assistance. Need is tailored to each individual family needs. It is not a a one fits all type of assistance. In campus in Eaton Rapids resembles a small town with schools and medical center and homes. While there they provide to the military person or their family the direct assistance needed. For more information go to vfwnationalhome.org
Memorial Awards Divisions:
Memorial Award Divisions - Discounted entry fees available to: Military (Military Class) (Any person that has a valid ID issued from any US Military Command is eligible: All Military members: Active, Reserve, Guard, Family members and Retired). Law Enforcement-Corrections(Law & Order Class)and Fire Fighters/EMS personnel (Fire Fighter/EMS Class). Verification of ID's will take place at the registration tables, so please have ID available.
Military Award Named for SFC Scott Nisely US. Army, who was killed during combat operations in Iraq on September 30, 2006
Law & Order Award Named for Deputy Sheriff Howard McCallum, Otoe County Sheriff Department killed by gunfire November 12, 1930
Fire Fighter/EMS Award Named for Andrew Kastens, Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department Chief, killed en route to a fire October 18, 1939.
Joint Meritorious Unit Award (optional - team discounts available) for the largest group participant (overall) will be presented to any organization, group or club as long as each member gives the name of his/her organization on the line provided on the entry form. Please be sure to include the name of your team captain (if applicable) on the line provided on the entry form. This award will be presented to the winning group during the award ceremony on Saturday. Those competing for this award are also able to win individual awards.
Lodging Options Available; Use "Patriots' Day Run" when booking the room.
Syracuse Inn & Suites, COST TBD, 1 to 4 person occupancy, phone (402) 269-2700
PATRIOTS' DAY RUN 2015 was held on Saturday, September 12, 2015
A recap of the 5th Annual "Patriots' Day Run". We
had 40 runners registered. Both 10K and 5K courses were a patriotic
scenic tour of Syracuse, Nebraska. The 10K Overall Winner was Craig Halverson. The 5K Overall Winner was Jason Pearson
for the fourth year in a row.
morning the participants enjoyed post run food and drink of Brats &
Beer/Soda at the Veterans Post Home. Awards and Post run activities
were attended by participants, family, friends and the community.
Memorial Award Division Winners 10K
Scott Nisely Memorial Award (Military Division) Richard Friedrichsen Time: 52:39
Howard McCallum Memorial Award (Law & Order Division) No Participant
Andrew Kastens Memorial Award (Fire Fighter/EMS Division) Tyler Crownover Time: 1:00:48
Memorial Award Division Winners 5K
Scott Nisely Memorial Award (Military Division)
Joseph Knoer Time: 21:43
Howard McCallum Memorial Award (Law & Order Division) No Participants
Andrew Kastens Memorial Award (Fire Fighter/EMS Division) Sheryl Gaston Time: 26:16 Joint Meritorious Unit Award; awarded to the largest group participant for total overall participation of combined from entries of the 10K and 5K distances. This is a group award; however each member competes as individuals for time andawards. The winning team's captain is presented the award. The 2015 Joint Meritorious Unit Award was presented to Kurt Knake and the VFW Warriors. Team consisted of Kathy Knake, Jamie Thoms, Tim Christians, Tyler Crownover.
Day Run 10K All Time Top Ten NameGenderDivisionTimeYear 1. Eddie Paden M Open 40:03.2 2014
2. Scott Johnson M Open 40:14.9 2012
3. Ky'Lee Baumert F Open 41:22.92013 4. Larry Jones M Open 41:33.9 2013
5. Ky'Lee Baumert F Open 42:16.5 2014
6. Eddie Paden M Open 42:24 2011
7. Eddie Paden M Open 42:50.5 2012
8. Eddie Paden M Open 44:11.4 2013
9. Leah Sveen F Open 44:13.5 2014
10. Jon Reed M Military (Nisely Memorial Award
Winner) 45:07 2011
Patriots' Day Run 5K All Time Top Ten NameGenderDivisionTimeYear 1. Jason Pearson M Open 18:18.0 2014
2.Jason Pearson M Open 18:41.1 2015
3. Jason Pearson M Open 18:56.1 2013
4. Bob Garcia M Open 19:03.0 2013
5. Jason Pearson M Open 19:25.0 2012
6. Mark White M Law & Order(McCallum Memorial Award Winner) 19:33.2 2012
7. Wes Pohlmann M Open 20:47.8 2013
8. Jason Keith M Open 20:55.6 2013
9. Wes Pohlmann M Open 21:06.5 2015
10. Joseph Knoer M Military (Nisely Memorial Award Winner) 21:43.7 2015