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Be a part of the annual Our Fallen Hero 5k run/walk event, honoring the sacrifice made by PFC Aaron Toppen.
Come out and enjoy a 5K run/walk on a USATF certified course that will take you through the streets of Mokena. Participants will run part of the course on PFC Aaron Toppen Memorial Drive (Townline Road). Arrive early for a pre-race workout by SPENGA. Stick around after the run, for the awards ceremony, post-race refreshments and entertainment. All pre-registered participants will receive a custom-designed wicking T-shirt, a “goodie-bag”, post-race refreshments and one entry into the grand prize raffle. **Must complete course within 60 minutes**

2022 Beneficiary

Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the USO Illinois. 

“Since 1941, the USO has served as a private, civilian 501c(3) non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of the American people.

USO of Illinois touches the lives of nearly 350,000 Active Duty, Guard and Reserve military and military families throughout Illinois. Offered year round, USO of Illinois provides over 300 programs and services that enhance the quality of our service members lives which raise morale through unique recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities and USO Center facilities at Midway Airport, Great Lakes Naval Station, O’Hare Terminal 2, O’Hare Terminal 3 and the Rock Island Arsenal. Together, our network of hundreds of volunteers donates nearly 20,000 hours of service annually in honor of our brave men and women.”

Bragging Rights!  Be the top three Male and Female in each age group:  14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & older. Download your finishers certificate.  Find all results at:

Race timing

For this year's Virtual Our Fallen Hero 5k, you can upload your time and a screenshot of your course w/time and distance.  

Packet pick-up

Thursday, Sept. 22, 4-7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 23 , 4-7 p.m.
The Oaks Recreational Center

10847 W La Porte Rd

Mokena, IL 60448

Day of race pack pick-up will also be available starting at 6:30 a.m.

Certified course

Run on the official Our Fallen Hero 5k run/walk that starts and finishes on 115th street near the NW entrance of the Willowview park parking lot. This is an out, loop and back course through Mokena's neighborhood.
Click on the map below to enlarge.

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