Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Jon Thomas "JT" Tumilson was killed along with 29 other Americans and 1 service dog on August 6, 2011 when the chinook he was traveling on was shot down in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. To honor his memory, his family founded 3 Minutes Out, Inc which is a non-profit established to help active duty military, veterans, and their families through various programs.
Jon had a love for life and running was one of the things he loved to do. To honor his memory his family has planned an annual 5K run and walk to encourage others to get fit no matter what their physical fitness level. Jon was the type of guy that set his goals high and never let obstacles stand in his way. He always remained positive and just pressed on. We want others to "Crush Their Excuses to Conquer Their Goals" and honor his memory and all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice through service to this country.
When you are registering, we encourage you to create team names. We will again be awarding an award for the largest Corporate Team and the largest Family Team so grab your friends, family, and coworkers and join us for a fun race day through the same trails that JT used to run through.
The VIRTUAL RUN is for those that can't be present at the event, but will run somewhere that day in honor of JT.
ANY registrations received after July 1, 2017 will NOT be guaranteed a race shirt. Also, any shirts not picked up on race day will not be mailed to the participent unless prior arrangements have been made.
Event details and schedule
Friday July 1, 2017
- Last day to register to be guaranteed a race t-shirt
Friday July 14, 2017
- 3:00-6:30 Race Registration and Packet Pick Up Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
Saturday July 15, 2017
- 6:30-7:45 am Race Registration Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
- 6:30-8:00 am Timing Chip pick up Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
- 8:00 am Opening Ceremony Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
- 8:30 am Jon Tumilson Go Crush It 5K Challenge Start Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
- 10:00 am Jon Tumilson Frogman Fun Run Start Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
- 11:30 am Awards Ceremony and Raffle Rockford Main Street business district, Rockford IA We will start the awards ceremony immediately following the parade
- 11:00 am Rockford Fun Days Parade Rockford Main Street business district, Rockford IA Activities throughout the day for the whole family. Come find the 3 Minutes Out tent to purchase your memorial gear and write a letter or color a picture to send to our troops. Lunch will be available for purchase.
- 9:00 pm Fireworks Display put on by 3 Minutes Out, Inc. Memorial Park (riverfront area near campground) Rockford IA Bring your blankets, chairs and your entire family and enjoy this great event. You don't want to miss these. Those attending the last five years have said they were the "best fireworks they had ever seen" You will not be disappointed! Jon's favorite holiday was the 4th of July and he LOVED fireworks! We can't think of a better way to close out our weekend.
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