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Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.

(Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)

*Meet south of the Engineering Building at the sculpture fountain plaza east of Glover.


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.

Our honoree for this year is Jared W. Day, below. 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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Course Map:

This year, we honor:

Jared W. Day, Information Systems Technician Petty Officer 1st Class 

Jared William Day was born on August 12, 1982 in Taylorsville, Utah.  He joined the United States Navy in 2002.  After Boot Camp, he completed A-School, specializing in Communications. He was stationed in Iceland for one year, and then spent four years serving in the Naval Special Warfare in San Diego, CA.

In 2006 Jared was transferred to Virginia Beach, VA in support of the Naval Special Warfare, where he served as a Tactical Communicator

In Virginia, Jared was promoted the Petty Officer First Class (E-6). He graduated U.S. Army Basic Airborne Course, Military Free Fall, and completed the Naval Expeditionary Warfare Qualification.  Jared completed multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan, where he had the unique responsibility of maintaining communications on the battlefield, regardless of situation or circumstance, to ensure success of the mission.  

He earned many awards, including the Purple Heart Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.

Jared was considered to be the one of the most technically proficient, mature, physically capable, and determined tactical communicators of the United States Navy.

Jared was killed 6 days before his 29th birthday, on August 06, 2011.  He and his team were participating in combat operations in Afghanistan when the CH-47 helicopter was shot down by enemy fire, killing everyone on board.

Jared will always be remembered for the compassion he had for others, his infectious laugh, his strength and the love he had for his family and friends. Jared had a very kind heart and was always encouraging those around him. He is survived by his parents, Sam and Keno Day of Taylorsville, Utah and sister Marie Day of Las Vegas, Nevada.




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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