Letters to the Editor

Letter: Best 5K of the Summer

To the Editor:

Loyalty. Inspiration. Dedication. These are a few of the words that come to mind when I reflect on helping organize the 5th annual McHenry County Patriot Run. This is the best 5K of the summer.

As you read this, I want you to remember how thankful we are to our county’s veterans. It is our veterans that have risked their lives to defend us and protect our freedom. Their loyalty to our nation is beyond question.

One way to give back to them is to participate in our one mile or 5K. Either event can be run or walked.

We will have almost 1,000 flags along the course to inspire you. The course starts at McHenry County College and winds through the surrounding countryside and down a long bike trail along a farm.

It is through the dedication of around 70 volunteers that put this family focused celebration together that makes it the success that it is.

Much-needed funds are being raised for our veterans. Proceeds go to groups like the TLS Veterans and the VAC. (Transitional Living Services and Veterans Assistance Commission.)

We need your help to make this effort a success. Put down the remote. Take a moment out of your comfort zone and let’s make history. We are changing lives in a positive way.

Go to www.mchenrycountypatriotrun.org now to see how you can be involved. Participate, sponsor or volunteer now. Call 815-459-1773 x 300 for more information. 

Mike Splitt

Crystal Lake

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