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Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk Nov. 12 honors Sergeant Nick Walsh

November 10, 2011

This year's Colorado State University Veterans Day 5 K will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 beginning at CSU's Oval in honor of Sergeant Nick Walsh.

Honoring Sergeant Nick Walsh

This year’s Veterans Day 5K run/walk will honor Sergeant Nick Walsh. USMC Sgt. Nick Walsh, 26, was a dedicated Marine and beloved husband, father, son, brother, and grandson, who took great pride in serving his country. Nick was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, when he was killed by an enemy sniper while conducting combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq, on May 26, 2007.

Nick enlisted in the Marine Corps upon graduation from John Carroll High School in Birmingham, Ala., in 1997, and served until 2001. He re-enlisted in 2004 and was on his second deployment to Iraq when he was killed. His military decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat V and the Purple Heart. His parents, Jerry and Maggie (a CSU employee); brothers, Ian and Flynn; sister, Fiona; and grandfather, Taylor Hall, all live in Fort Collins.

Benefits CSU Veterans Scholarship

The net proceeds from the 5K will benefit the CSU Veterans Scholarship to assist a student-veteran living with disabilities related to their military service. For more information about the scholarship fund visit

Registration details

Preregistration (by noon, Nov. 11): $25
Race Day Registration: $30

To register online, click here.

To register in person, please visit either of the following:

Adult Learner and Veteran Services
Colorado State University
Room 195, Lory Student Center
(970) 491-3977
M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Foot of the Rockies
150 East Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO  80525
(970) 377-8005
M-F, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

Runners Roost - Ft. Collins
2720 Council Tree Ave
Suite 112
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 224-9114
Mon-Sat:  10-9; Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.