Runners, Walkers Help Bring War Memorial to Twinsburg

The Freedom 5K Race & Memorial Mile will donate money to bring The Cost of Freedom Tribute to Twinsburg in 2015.

Twinsburg VFW in the Memorial Day Parade. Credit: T.J. Powell
Twinsburg VFW in the Memorial Day Parade. Credit: T.J. Powell
The Twinsburg VFW Post 4929 is hosting the Freedom 5K Race & Memorial Mile Walk on Saturday, Sept. 14. 

Net proceeds from this event will be donated to the Twinsburg VFW Post 4929 to assist in their commitment to bring the Cost of Freedom Tribute to Twinsburg July 1-5, 2015

The Cost of Freedom Tribute features the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT). The exhibit travels the USA to provide a forum for members of the community to come together to honor-respect-remember all those whom have served to stand in harms way to protect and defend America 

Participants will gather for packet pickup at Glenn Chamberlin Park (near the Twinsburg Community Center) at 8:30 am. The event starts at 10:15 a.m. for walkers  and 10:30 a.m. for runners. 

Cost for event are 1 mile walk pre-registration of $10 (race day $15) and 5K run pre-registration of $25 and $30 on race day. 

Online registration and more information can be found here. 

Deadline for online is Sept. 9, 2013. Participants pre-registered before September 9th will receive a t-shirt. Race tag timing provided by Champ Racing.

Many sponsorships levels are available. Current Gold sponsors include Cleveland Clinic’s Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center and South Pointe, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center and the Procop/Esser Family. 

To sponsor, contact COFTfundraising@gmail.com

Post-race activities include military and safety forces vehicles, music, a balloon artist, chair massages, raffle baskets, snacks and more. .

The race site will also be a donation location for items for our troops. On race day, please consider bringing any quantity of the following items with you:

  • individual shampoos/conditioners/soaps/mouthwash
  • Q-tips 
  • deodorants  
  • dental floss 
  • chap stick 
  • travel size shaving cream 
  • eye/ear drops 
  • bug spray towelettes 
  • toilet paper (single rolls or travel size) 
  • small cans of tuna/Vienna sausage/sardines 
  • dry powder drink mixes 
  • small jelly 
  • tea bags 
  • beef jerky  
  • fruit snacks/roll-ups/raisins/dried fruit/peanuts/trail mix 


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