LLCC Veterans Club sponsors 10th and final Brian McMillen Memorial 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run May 27

LLCC’s Veterans Club invites runners to participate in the 10th and final Brian McMillen Memorial 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run Saturday, May 27 beginning at 8 a.m. on the LLCC-Springfield campus. The event offers a 5K run/walk and a 10K run. Registrations are being accepted now.

Participants may register online for the run/walk at through noon, Friday, May 26. Registrations also are accepted the day of the event. Cost for the 5K run/walk is $20 prior to race day and $25 on race day; the 10K run (ages 14 and over only) is $30 prior to and $35 on race day. Awards are being presented in several categories.

The Veterans Club began the annual run/walk event to honor Brian’s legacy and to raise funds to establish the Brian McMillen Veterans Scholarship, which provides financial support to veterans attending LLCC. McMillen will continue to be honored by the LLCC Veterans Club and through the endowed scholarship, which will assist LLCC students for many years to come. The run/walk has been organized the past 10 years through a joint effort of the LLCC Veterans Club, LLCC staff, Illinois State Police and Illinois Air National Guard.

Run/walk participants can also support their local high school athletic programs through the Brian’s Challenge Grant. The $500 grant is presented to the high school athletics department that has the highest number of runners/walkers participating in the event. Participants do not need to be high school athletes.

In acknowledgment of the support over the past 10 years of the McMillen Run/Walk, an after party is being held at the Chatham VFW Post 4763, 501 W. Mulberry St. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The band, Off the Wall, will perform from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Ticket costs are: ages 16 and older, $20; ages 5-15, $5; ages 5 and under, free. Ticket price includes admission, food and soda.

More information about the McMillen 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run is available by emailing or visiting