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12th Annual Sullivan Brothers Veterans Memorial 5K & 10K Races

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

              12th Annual Sullivan Brothers

              Veterans Memorial 5K & 10K Races


Saturday, October 27 at 9 AM, join the 12th Annual Sullivan Brothers 5K & 10K races and be a part of the resurgence of the downtown Waterloo road race.

The Five Sullivan Brothers of Waterloo were serving together aboard the light cruiser U.S.S. Juneau during World War II. The Juneau was engaged with Japanese warships in the battle for Guadalcanal. Ultimately, the Juneau was sunk after being hit with torpedoes fired by a pair of Japanese submarines and all five brothers perished with the ship. The brothers are now a large part of Waterloo and United States history and their supreme sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Millions of American men and women have served our country and many have scarified their lives, just as the Sullivan Brothers did. Those who served and returned home also sacrificed much to ensure the freedom of our country and our rights and liberties.

The Sullivan Brothers 5K & 10K Races are intended as a continuing memorial for those, like the Sullivan Brothers, who have given their lives in service of our country and a celebration of the veterans who served our country and returned home. We recognize veterans who served so courageously in the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard and their comrades who lost their lives while serving alongside their fellow soldiers.

Proceeds from the Sullivan Brothers Memorial 5K/10K Races will benefit the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum.


Race Information

Check-in and Post-Race Location:                            

Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum

Park & Washington Sts.


Registration Fees:       

September 3-October 10

5K – $25             10K – $30


October 11-27

5K – $35             10K – $35


Online Sign Up:


Age Groups: Up to 13, 14 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 +

Prizes: 1st to 3rd Place Medals, Trophy to Overall Champs

Early packet pick-up and registration:

Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum

Friday, October 26, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 27, 7:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Free Parking under HWY 218 between Park & 5th Sts.

Both races are timed by Bib Tag.




October 27
9:00 am - 12:00 pm