Tribute To The Fallen – 5K Run/Walk

Race Sponsors:

Doran Funeral Home  *  Orthopedics Plus
Seneca County Deputy Sheriffs PBA  *  CFCU Credit Union

5k Mile Sponsors:

Community Bank,  D&M Grocery, Ferrara Building Supply, French Family Dentistry,
Midey Mirras & Ricci, Seneca Wine, Wilson Press

Same Great Course!

Join us for a morning run at 8:30 AM.
You will have the rest of the day to enjoy all of the Memorial Day Celebration activities around Waterloo.
You can even make the big parade that starts at 11:00 AM.  
Hundreds of runners are expected to participate in the 14th annual Celebrate/Commemorate 5k walk and run.

USAT Certified Course!

Saturday, May 25, 2024    8:30 AM EDT

5K Online Registration Form

Fees:  Pre-Registration Postmarked by May 13th$30.00
Children age 12 and under: $15.00
No Mail-In Registration after May 13th. Race Day Registration$35.00
Children under the age of 12: $15.00

Waterloo Memorial Day Course is open to runners and walkers.

Race committee will issue T-Shirts to all who register by May 13th.

Packet Pickup: Waterloo High School  – Saturday May 25th 7:00-8:15 AM
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Waterloo has a fairly flat, fast course for the competitive runner. You could get your PR here. The family-friendly atmosphere includes runners of all ages. Doug Daeffler, Race Director, says “This is a real fun run on a competitive course. I have seen entire families do this run together. It is a really fun time!”

We are continuing the series of shirts, started in 2016.   Keep coming back each year to collect a set of them.

The course begins and ends at Tom Coughlin Stadium at Waterloo High School.  Daeffler said the course will go through historic Waterloo and will no longer cross Virginia Street. Runners will pass historic cemeteries, St Mary’s Church and the VFW on Wright Ave. and is fairly flat, Daeffler said.

New Course

The field has grown every year for this event, attracting runners from throughout the area. Daeffler hopes this year’s event will draw more than 400 participants.

Each participant registered by May 13th will be guaranteed a commemorative shirt for the 158th Celebration of Memorial Day. If you have the 150th shirt, you have the first in the new series of shirts and you will want to collect this series for many years. With Leone Timing, the results will be available starting soon after the first runners cross the finish line. You can register online with or mail in the application, links are provided below.

The first male and female win $100 prize money each. A separate Age Group Champion, Age Group 2nd Place and Age Group 3rd place shirt will be awarded in each of the 14 age groups categories.

Committee members for the Tribute to the Fallen include Mickey Donnelly, Janet Kraft, and Don Osborne.  They will be joined by scores of volunteers on race day. Additional volunteers are welcome.

To register or for more information, contact
Kevin Shelley

5K Online Registration Form

Packet Pickup: Waterloo High School
Saturday May 25th 7:00-8:15 AM

May 24-26, 2024

158th Consecutive
Memorial Day Observance
May 30, 2024

Celebrate Commemorate Volunteer Form




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