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Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 9:00 AM


Event Description:

The Colorado State University Veterans Day 5K is an annual, non-profit fundraiser designed to raise money for the Veterans Scholarship fund. This scholarship is awarded to veterans who were honorably or medically discharged and are living with disabilities related to their military experience. Each year we honor a member of our armed forces who has a personal connection to Colorado State University. Last year we honored Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth "Ryan" White who was killed June 5, 2011 while supporting Task Force Tiger Shark in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Over the years, the run has attracted hundreds of participants -- CSU alumni, Veterans, kids in strollers, experienced runners, and everyone in between. Each year the race has been growing steadily in numbers which allows us to help disabled veterans achieve their goal of a successful education. Come join fellow community members in honoring a fallen hero as well as help our veterans.

This course is as flat and quick as they come. The route takes participants around The Oval, a CSU landmark, and across the campus, highlighting much of what CSU has to offer.


Please click below to register for this years Veterans Day 5K



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Last year, we honored:

Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth "Ryan" White

Ken White, age 35, enlisted in the Army in 1994 at the age of 19, the same day he moved to Fort Collins with his mom and dad from New Orleans. He was stationed at Fort Hood, TX and Fort Carson, Colorado. In 2002 he went to flight school and flew the OH-58D Kiowa helicopter, serving two tours in Iraq before deploying for his third tour, to Afghanistan in October 2010. He held the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3. He was a man with passion, courage, tenderness, and strength; a wonderful man of God, an extraordinary husband to Sarah and father to his three children, Alita, Natalie, and Seth. He was an outstanding officer and friend, who inspired others to be better spouses, parents, and friends. He believed you never do anything half-hearted.

Ken was killed when his helicopter crashed during a combat mission in the Khost province of Afghanistan on June 5, 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while serving with Task Force Tiger Shark. He was assigned to the 1/10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, NY. His military decorations include the Air Medal, the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, the Meritorious Unit Commendation medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense service medals, two Iraq Campaign medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

His parents, John and Linda (CSU employee), his brother Stephen and family, and his grandmother live in Fort Collins.




Tax Deductibility and Donations:

This is a non-profit event, donations are tax deductible. All proceeds go to the Veterans Scholarship for CSU. 

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To be a volunteer please click here or contact us at: or call 970-491-3977. 


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