Rockwood Hero 5K & 1 Mile

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

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Rockwood Hero 5K & 1MWant to be a part of an event that involves exercise, a shirt, and a great meal for a low price that all goes to a good cause?  Come out to honor students who died in the War on Terror and First Responders who died serving the St. Louis Metropolitan community.  Rockwood’s tribute began as a barbecue in 2011 recognizing the personal sacrifice of Lafayette High School student, Army Specialist Peter Navarro, who died in Iraq in 2005.  Subsequent barbecue in 2012 honored Rockwood students from Eureka High School – Marine Corporal Riley Baker; Rockwood Summit – Army SSGT Edward Forrest Jr.; Marquette High School – Army Specialist Zach Fisher and Lafayette High School – Army Specialist Paul Varner – all gave their lives in service to our country.   In 2013, the barbecue honored veterans worldwide by paying tribute to Marine Lance Corporal Christopher Neal White whose family dedicated Camp Hope in Farmington, Missouri in his honor as a refuge for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.   Finally in 2014, Backstoppers, Inc. was recognized as way to support the spouses of police officers, firefighters and paramedics/EMTs who lost their lives in the line of duty. 

Barbecue proceeds established scholarships in the name of Rockwood veterans and for financial support of Camp Hope and Backstoppers, Inc.  This year’s inaugural Rockwood Hero 5K/1Mile Walk, will allocate proceeds to each high school in support of academic achievement programs.   Chesterfield American Legion Post 556, Sons of the American Legion and Metro West/ Monarch Fire Districts are valued partners in this endeavor as they have loyally supported Rockwood’s tribute to veterans and First Responders. 

Rockwood HeroDate
Saturday, May 16, 2015 

Start Times
9:00am | 5K
10:00am | 1 Mile
10:15am | Awards
10:30am-1pm | BBQ

Rockwood HeroLocation
LaFayette High School
17050 Clayton Road
Ballwin MO 63011 

5K | 1 Mile 

Packet Pick-Up
Pre-race Packet Pick-Up and late registration:
- FLEET FEET Chesterfield in the Valley on Friday, May 15th from 10am-8pm
- Race morning packet pick-up and registration will be available at Lafayette in the parking lot from 7:30am-8:45am.

Register online or via mail-in form to participate. ***Please email Colonel Mike Berenc at with a name to include if you would like to run or walk in honor of an armed services member, veteran or First Responder.

Registration Fees
$20 early bird for the 5K and $16 for the 1M (all prices include event shirt and a BBQ meal and drink ticket) through February 15th
$22 for the 5K and $18 for the 1M from February 16 - April 25th  ***Shirt deadline for guaranteed size is April 25th.
$25 for the 5K and $20 for the 1M late registration from April 26th - May 15th.
$30 for the 5K and $25 for the 1M on race morning.

Awards will be presended to the first place overall male and female as well as the top three males and females in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over. 

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