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Join us Saturday, April 22nd for the harper classic 8k (5 mile) and 5k memorial run / walk At the American legion in Dresden Ohio. This annual event honors the life of Sgt. Brad Harper who sacrificed his life August 3rd 2005 while serving his country in Iraq. participants will also have the opportunity to view the Eyes of Freedom Memorial that honors Brad and all of Ohio based lima company 3/25 that lost their lives while serving.

If you're not able to make it consider making a donation to the Semper Fi Fund, an organization that is committed to providing lifetime support to the wounded, critically ill and injured members of our armed forces! 
Still want one of our NEW Moisture wicking gender fitted tech. shirts? Consider signing up for the Virtual Run Option. We will save you a Shirt and still donate your entry to the Semper Fi Fund!

When / Where

Saturday, April 22nd

American Legion- 1384 Main St. Dresden Ohio 43821

The Race will start and finish at the American Legion

Race Course

The 8k (5mi.) Participants will enjoy the tree lined Dresden Bike trail for the first

2 miles before retuning back into town picking up the start of the 5k Course where both routes continue together and follow several Dresden Village Streets offering that Home town feel before once again returning back to the Bike trail and following it along the beautiful Muskingum River back to the Finish. 

there will also be a kids race free of charge on Main St. before the 8k Start.

Starting time

8k (5mi.)-10:00am

5K Run/Walk-10:15am


Awards will be issued to the top three finishers in each category:

14-under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-59, 70+ 

Walkers will not be eligible for awards

Race results

Results will be published on our website at www.harperclassicmemorialrun.com following the conclusion of the race.

rACE PACKETS & Finish line perks

Your race packet will include a Gender Specific Technical T-shirt with the official race logo, finish line food and beverage.

*All participates registered by April 12th are guaranteed a Race T-shirt.

*Extra T-shirts will be first come first serve on race day


1) Print and mail the entry form to P.O. Box 414 Dresden Oh. 43821

    *A printable entry is available at the top of this page.

2) Register online here.

3) Register on race day or pick up your race packet starting at 8:30am.

ENTRY FEES: Add $5.00 to your entry after April 12th  through Race Day.​ (NO Refunds!)

5 Miler-$25

5K Run/Walk- $25

​Virtual Run - $25

Kids race - free - not eligible for T-Shirts

*All participates registered by April 12th are guaranteed a Race T-shirt.

All Proceeds raised  will support the Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund.

Their Mission is crucial. Their duty is clear. The Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the US Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. They work to ensure that no one is left behind.

RACE contact

For any questions please contact us at (740) 819-9300