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Gearing up to run for heroes

The third annual Running for our Heroes 5K run/walk takes place at 9 a.m. Sept. 10 on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus.

The early registration entry fee is $20 per person for those who register by Aug. 12.

From Aug. 13 to race day, the fee is $30 per person. The registration fee for students and veterans is $15. Early registration guarantees a T-shirt and swag bag. Late registration includes a T-shirt and swag bag while supplies last.

Prizes and awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as the top three males and females in each age category. Age categories are as follows: 10 and younger, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39,40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus.

There will be a free quarter mile kid’s race beginning at 8:45 a.m. taking place near the start/finish line in front of the Marcovich Wellness Center. (Parents and guardians are responsible for watching the children after or during the races. Kids ages 12 and younger can participate in the kids race but can still also run the full 5k race if they register.

All race participants will also have the opportunity to win some amazing prizes sponsored by numerous businesses around the area. Each person will have a raffle ticket entered into a drawing. This raffle drawing follows the awards ceremony.

All proceeds benefit the Douglas County Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund and UWS Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center.

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UWS Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center and Douglas County Veterans Service Office host the event.