Reagan Run 5K Scholarships Awarded

The Reagan Run 5K Committee recently offered six $500 Scholarships, three male and three female, for student athletes who were continuing their post-secondary education at a 2-year college, 4-year college/university or trade school.  The scholarships were available to any Lee County high school students who had participated in any or all of the following activities: 1) high school cross country, 2) high school track or 3) have participated in one or more road races including a Reagan Run 5K. 

The Reagan Run Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the six 2023 Reagan Run Scholarships: Leah Kuehl, who will either attend the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign or the Colorado School of Mines, Veronica Wade, who plans to attend University of Illinois-Chicago, Kaitlyn Knipple, who plans to attend Augustana College, Grant Boss, who plans to attend University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Derik Garza, who plans to attend University of Louisville and Jacksen Ortgiesen, who also plans to attend University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

The Reagan Run 5K Committee was able to make these scholarships available primarily due to the enormous support of its sponsors as well as the tremendous buy-in by the community and the multitude of participants who have enjoyed the event over the previous 22 races.  The committee looks forward to presenting one of the finest road races in the area on Saturday, July 1, 2023.  For more information on the 23rd Annual Reagan Run go to