Lincoln Land Community College’s Veterans Club is sponsoring the fifth annual Brian McMillen Memorial 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run Saturday, May 26 to raise funds in support of the LLCC Brian McMillen Veterans Scholarship and other charities. The Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. on the LLCC campus, 5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield.
Participants may register online for the Run/Walk at www.llccveteransclub.org through May 24. Registrations also will be accepted at the event. Cost for the 5K run/walk is $20, $25 on race day; 10K run is $30, $35 on race day. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 500 pre-registered participants. Awards will be presented in several categories.
Run/Walk participants can also support their local high school athletic program through the Brian’s Challenge Grant. The $500 grant is given to the athletic department of the high school that has the highest number of runners/walkers participating in the 5K Run/Walk. Participants do not need to be athletes.
McMillen, an LLCC alum and Illinois State Trooper, served as a Technical Sergeant in the Air National Guard and spent two years of active duty with the Air Force in Saudi Arabia and Romania. He worked in the LLCC Veterans Office while a student there. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois-Springfield and was pursuing a master’s degree when he lost his life at age 24 in the line of duty with the Illinois State Police.
The LLCC Veterans Club was established to engage students and community members in service activities supporting veterans. Services include supporting troops overseas, performing local volunteer work, raising money to fund scholarships and assisting veterans in need. The Veterans Club established the Brian McMillen Scholarship to provide financial support to veterans attending LLCC.
More information about the Run/Walk is available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.