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West Parkcorner of 6th St NW and West Main Ave Rockford, IA 50468
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. His family has 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 with the person or purpose you are Crushing It for. For example: “Crushing It for JT”, “Crushing It for the Military", "Representing the Navy” or maybe your company or organization wantS to form a team… Whether your military hero is deployed, safe at home with family, or died protecting our freedom, we want you to get out there and GO CRUSH IT for them.
The HONOR RUN is for those that can't be present at the event, but will run somewhere that day in honor of JT. They will receive a t-shirt and bib number, if registered by July 1st.
Event schedule and times
Tuesday July 1, 2014
- Last day to register to be guaranteed a race t-shirt
Friday July 11, 2014
- 2:30-6:30 Race Registration and Packet Pick Up Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
Saturday July 12, 2014
- 6:30-7:30 am Race Registration West Park, Rockford IA
- 6:30-7:45 am Timing Chip pick up West Park, Rockford IA
- 8:00 am Opening Ceremony West Park, Rockford IA
- 8:30 am Jon Tumilson Go Crush It 5K Challenge Start West Park, Rockford IA
- 10:00 am Jon Tumilson Frogman Fun Run Start Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
- 10:30 am Awards Ceremony and Raffle Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA
- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Freedom Fest Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford IA Activities for the whole family. Craft fair, kids activities (rock climbing wall, bounce house, and other fun activities), Operation Go Crush It Collection Drive (see www.3minutesout.org to see a list of items that are needed) and write a letter or color a picture to send to our troops. Lunch will be available for purchase $4-$6
- 9:00 pm Fireworks Display Little League Ball Diamonds, 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 two 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.