Champions Run for Heroes      

THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL YEAR!! It's the 20th Anniversary of 9-11

This year, it lands on 9-11 – Saturday, September 11th.  We want to go all out and make sure that we honor those impacted by 9-11. 

You see, SYL Foundation is honoring local Heroes: McMinnville Police Department, McMinnville Fire Department and Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office! All proceeds will be divided between these three fine organizations and the SYL Foundation. Help us celebrate and support our Heroes! Be a Champion and join us!

This is an event that provides a healthy, fun activity for the whole family! A 5K Run and 10K Run for Adults and a 1/2 Mile Run for Kids! There will even be a well supervised KidsZone section for 2 – 12 to drop off your kids while you participate!

This Event Includes:

  • Competition Challenge on a Certified Course
  • Women’s Handicap
  • Disposable Chip Timing by HuberTiming, LLC
  • 1 mile out: Water Stations
  • Snacks and Drinks following Run
  • Event Shirt (short sleeve-dry fit – unisex sizes: XS-S-M-L-XL)
  • Swag Bag
  • Prizes
    • Top 3 Men’s
    • Top 3 Women’s
    • Top Male and Female Masters Finisher (over age 40)

Online Registration is Closed. Although you are welcome to show up on Saturday and register! 

See schedule details below! FMI: 503-434-1730.


Evergreen Aviation Museum
500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way
McMinnville, OR 97128

Date: September 11, 2021


  • 7:00 AM – Check-In - Packet Pickup*
  • 7:55 AM - National Anthem
  • 8:00 AM – 5K & 10K Run Begins
  • Following Run – 1/2 Mile Kids Run
  • Prizes following Kids Run


Pre-Event $35

Day-Of-Event $40 (Day of Event – although no guarantee of shirt)

Virtual Option: $30

Kids Run and/or KidsZone: $5 per child (one or both)

*You will receive your items (shirt, timing bib, goody-bag) on Day of Event or you may pick them up on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 9AM - 6:00PM at the SYL Office at 1016 NW Adams St., McMinnville, OR 97128

Please, no pets, bikes scooters, or skateboards. Strollers are welcome.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Champions Run for Heroes Community Sponsorship: $250  Click HERE to Sponsor!

Includes: 1 Entry to Run, Business advertised on SYL Website and Facebook Page, Promotional items welcomed for Goody-bags and a tax donation receipt.




FMI 503-434-1730


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For More Information, please contact or 503-434-1730.