Megan McDowell and her Forest Lake neighbors are planning a community race on Independence Day.
“A few neighbors and I are putting it together because we wanted to do something nice for the community,” McDowell said.
McDowell became interested in the Wounded Warrior project after her husband, Steve, served two tours in Iraq. She was recently named a winner in the General Motors’ Our Town, Our Heroes program for her support of the military.
The fundraiser has already received a $2,000 donation from the Volkswagen Group of America.
The inaugural Forest Lake 5K Run/1K family walk to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project will take place on July 4, 8 a.m., at the community center, 24127 N. Forest Drive.
Participants should register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to July 1. A donation of at least $20 is suggested per runner or family interested in participating. Go to the Forest Lake Community web page to make donations or participants can bring a check the day of the race made out to the Wounded Warrior Project.
A waiver must be completed for each participant. Please print the waiver below and bring the day of the race. There will be copies on hand the day of the race. Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m..
Volunteers are needed to help the day of the race. Please contact Megan McDowell before July 1 if interested in helping. They are accepting donations of water, Gatorade or granola bars. Please email or call Megan McDowell if you plan on donating any food/drinks for the event. Drop them off at the community center the day of the race or at 24127 N. Forest Drive prior to the race. There will also be a post-race celebration and awards ceremony immediately following.
Any questions or comments, feel free to call or email Megan McDowell (847) 749-6040