Tomah VA to hold Heroes’ Freedom Run
|The Tomah Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Center will host
a Heroes’ Freedom Run Saturday, Sept. 15 as a welcome home celebration
for all veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Iraqi
Freedom (OIF) or New Dawn (OND).
The celebration includes music, informational exhibits, cash-drawings,
give-a-ways, refreshments, and a run/walk/roll. The event will be held
rain or shine and is free to all attendees. Family members, friends and
community members are welcome to attend.
Race registration begins at 7:30 a.m. A 5K run will be held at 9:15 a.m.
A three-person 5K relay will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 1-mile
fun walk/roll, beginning at 9:45 a.m. Chip timing is being used in both
First-, second-, and third-place finishers in each age group will
All OEF, OIF and OND veterans who register for the event by Aug 17 will
receive a free T-shirt. Anyone else can purchase a T-shirt by placing an
order no later than Aug. 17 and paying $11.50. Complete online
registration or hard copy registration forms to identify the event you
will be participating in and/or to order T-shirts. Checks can be made
out to the “Veterans Canteen Service” and mailed to Tomah VA Medical
Center, Voluntary Services, 500 E. Veterans St., Tomah, WI 54460.
Pre-registration is preferred by Wednesday, Aug. 22 to allow sufficient
time to coordinate the event. Participants can continue to register up
until Sept. 13; however, they will not be able to order or receive a
More information and registration for the run/walk event is available at
Questions should be directed to Mary “Cindy” Graham, OEF/OIF/OND Program
Outreach Coordinator at 608-372-7783 or