The popular SALUTE, Inc. “Got Freedom” 5K/10K run, 5K walk or the new 5K+Tactical Challenge was held with beautiful weather with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Arlington Heights Mayor Thomas Hayes, and former Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder present for the pre-race ceremony. The overall winner of the 5K was Jackson Halsmer with a time of 17:43. The overall winner of the 10K was Kevin Kohls with a time of 36:20.
Cpl. Yuriy Zmysly, wife Aimee, Tomas and Rita Dockus, brother Andriy Zmysly, and Jim Borre.
SALUTE, Inc. “Got Freedom” PRE-RACE PHOTOS …
SALUTE, Inc. “Got Freedom” RACE PHOTOS …
TOP Ten 10K Results (SEE ALL on RACETIME.INFO …)
1 Kevin Kohls, Crystal Lake IL M
Top Fin 36:20.4 5:52/M
2 Jonathan Cain Des Plaines IL M
1 30-34 37:39.5 6:04/M
3 Michael Feid Palatine IL M
30-34 39:44.2 6:25/M
4 Patrick McPartlan Lake Zurich IL M
1 15-19 39:53.2 6:26/M
5 Peter Martin Mt. Prospect IL M
1 20-24 39:59.2 6:27/M
6 Zac Zarling Chicago IL M
1 35-39 40:26.9 6:31/M
7 Vincent Santucci Chicago IL M
2 35-39 40:51.1 6:35/M
8 Brian May Rolling Meadows IL 908 M
2 15-19 41:40.7 6:43/M
9 Rafael Ocampo Arlington Heights IL M
3 30-34 41:52.2 6:45/M
10 Kathryn Corsentino Arlington Heights IL F
1 Top Fin F 42:19.6 6:50/M
TOP TEN 5K Results (SEE ALL on RACETIME.INFO …)
1 Jackson Halsmer Byron IL M 1 Top Fin
2 David Kulbeda Grayslake IL M
1 30-34 17:51.8 5:45/M
3 Ernest Shepard Lake Zurich IL 529 M
1 40-44 17:59.7 5:48/M
4 Matthew Hoffman Arlington Heights IL M
1 1-14 18:06.8 5:50/M
5 John Duffy Des Plaines IL M
1 15-19 19:01.4 6:08/M
6 Robert Gallant Arlington Heights IL M
2 15-19 19:12.6 6:12/M
7 Brad Melody Hoffman Estates IL M
2 30-34 19:24.5 6:15/M
8 David Martin Mt. Prospect IL M
1 20-24 19:55.1 6:25/M
9 Tim Halsmer Davis Junction IL M
1 45-49 19:55.8 6:25/M
10 John McManus Barrington IL M
3 15-19 20:07.2 6:29/M
Cpl Zmysly served two tours over seas as a US Marines. While on base, stateside, he had an emergency appendectomy, a mistake was made and he now has an anoxic brain injury. He was in a coma for three months and now faces many difficulties with daily living. Due to the Feres Doctrine it makes it impossible for a service member to collect damages for medical malpractice. Feres v. United States, 340 U.S. 135 (1950), combined three pending federal cases for a hearing in certiorari in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the United States is not liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act for injuries to members of the armed forces that are sustained while on active duty — and not on furlough — and resulting from the negligence of others in the armed forces.
Marine Corps Cpl Zmysly has received the good conduct medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal, Combat action ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign medal, Sea service deployment Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global war on Terrorism Medal, and the National Defense Medal.
SALUTE, INC. was founded in 2003 by Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf of Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Shortly after 9/11, Will, a Naval Reservist, was called to active duty and deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for thirteen months. The severe financial impact his deployment had on his family came as a startling revelation.
While Will was serving in Cuba,
Mary Beth was overwhelmed with the magnitude of what she and their three sons were facing. In addition to the lack of finances, Mary Beth and her children coped with the fear of the unknown and the emotional strain caused by their separation from Will.
With the help, support and outpouring of love from family, friends, their church and their community, they were able to survive. Upon Will’s return, both he and Mary Beth felt the need to “give back” by helping others who were experiencing similar hardships.
In 2003, they decided to start an organization whose fundraising efforts would be based around a yearly Memorial Day Family Run/Walk. After sharing their vision with family, friends and pooling their resources, Salute was born!
SALUTE, INC. is now a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial support for our military men and women through a variety of fundraising activities.
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