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10th Annual Sullivan Brothers 5K & 10K Races

Event Details

November 5, 2016 9:00 AM
Location: Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum
503 South St
Waterloo, IA 50701
Contact Name: Michelle Smith
Phone: 319-234-6457

Event Description

Saturday, November 5 at 9 AM, join the 10th Annual Sullivan Brothers
5K & 10K races and be a part of the resurgence of the downtown Waterloo road race.
The Five Sullivan Brothers of Waterloo were serving together aboard the light cruiser
U.S.S. Juneau during World War II. The Juneau was engaged with Japanese warships in the battle
for Guadalcanal. Ultimately, the Juneau was sunk after being hit with torpedoes fired by a pair of
Japanese submarines and all five brothers perished with the ship. The brothers are now a large
part of Waterloo and United States history and their supreme sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Millions of American men and women have served our country and many have scarified
their lives, just as the Sullivan Brothers did. Those who served and returned home also sacrificed
much to ensure the freedom of our country and our rights and liberties.
The Sullivan Brothers 5K & 10K Races are intended as a continuing memorial for those,
like the Sullivan Brothers, who have given their lives in service of our country and a celebration
of the veterans who served our country and returned home. We recognize veterans who served so
courageously in the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard and
their comrades who lost their lives while serving alongside their fellow soldiers.
Proceeds from the Sullivan Brothers Memorial 5K/10K Races will benefit the Sullivan
Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum.