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Grant Wheeler Memorial Faith 5K Run/Walk - 2017

in United States at Orchard Hill Church

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The 16th Annual Grant Wheeler Faith 5K Run/Walk

Grant Wheeler graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1985. Grant was passionate about music, cars, the Green Bay Packers, running, and his family. Married, and the father of two young boys, Grant was killed in a tragic car accident in 2002 preparing to leave to run the Twin Cities Marathon.

In 2003, an Endowment Fund was established to award scholarships annually to area senior distance runners who share Grant's passion for running and his faith, displaying it through strength of character and acts of love and encouragement.

Since 2004 this event has funded 82 scholarships totaling nearly $80,000. This year's race entry fees will go directly to scholarships to be awarded in 2018.

2017 Grant Wheeler Faith Scholarship Winners

Anna Chestnut (Cedar Falls)
Carina Hansen (Cedar Falls)
Dylan Hendricks (Grundy Center)
Sara Hoy (Cedar Falls)
Mallory Sage (Waterloo East)
Sam Schillinger (Cedar Falls)
Josh Timm (Cedar Falls)

"Of the scholarships I received, this one meant the most because the things Grant loved, I love also. When you're running you know you're making the most of every single second; you're not taking the easy route. I want to live my life for God the same way - pouring out every last bit of strength and energy to further His kingdom."
Jamie Becker
2015 Scholarship Recipient, CFHS

"I am so humbled and honored to receive a scholarship based on my faith in Jesus. Even though I never knew Mr. Wheeler, I will be forever thankful for the generous scholarship and opportunity to share his legacy and faith."
Elizabeth Swanson
2016 Scholarship Winner


The church opens at 8:00 a.m.
Race begins at 9:00 a.m.

Orchard Hill Reformed Church is located just North of Greenhill Road off Orchard Hill Drive.

The community center is located on the East end of the church. It will be open before and after the race.

Refreshments will be served and awards will be handed out in the community center.

Packet Pickup

Race packets and late registration are available at Orchard Hill Church in the Community Center (east end) on Friday, October 20th between 5 and 6:30 PM and Saturday morning between 8:00 and 8:30 AM.

Awards/Age Groups/Prizes

Awards will be presented to overall male and female winners and 1st through 3rd place in each of the following age groups:

M - 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over

F - 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over

Event Shirts

A beautiful long sleeved commemorative t-shirt for all entrants. Shirt sizes can not be guaranteed for entries received after 10/15.


Race Start: Elmridge (North of community center)

Race Finish: South parking lot (off Orchard Hill Drive)

For the safety of all of our participants please do not bring pets onto the course.


Race Sponsors
Cedar River Runners Club
Orchard Hill Church
Scheels All-Sports

Supporting Sponsors
Advanced Systems
Age Awards, Gifts & Engraving
Culligan Water
Dyton Media
Hilltopper Results
Panera Bread
Sidecar Coffee


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