Memorial Race


Date:        April 21, 2012

Events:      5K Run

                10K Run

                1 Mile Fun Walk

                5K Fun Walk

                Children’s 100 Meter Sprint (ages 6 and under)

                Children’s 1/2 Mile Run (ages 10 and under)

                Chinese Auction

                Educational and Interactive Activities

Time:         Registration- 7:00 am

                 Opening Ceremony- 8:45 am

                 Race- 9:00 am

                 Children’s Races- 10:30 am

Location:   Saint Vincent College  Latrobe, PA

                Race start is at the Fred Rogers Center

Entry Fee:    $25 Early Registration

                   $30 Registration received after April 4


                   $15 Early Registration for ages 10 and under

                   $20 Registration received after April 4 for ages 10 and under

                   * Registration is non-refundable

Awards:    5K Run and 10K Run- Top three male and female finishers overall, top

                   three law enforcement officers overall, and awards in age groups 14 &

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

                    5K Run Team Competition- Top three teams overall and team with the

                    most members. Teams must have a minimum of five team members.

                    Teams with more than five members will have the top five finishers

                    counted for their team score.

                   Children’s Races- All participants will receive an award.


Ken and Debby Iwaniec



Over 11,000 families each year are destroyed by impaired drivers.  The aftermath of Kenton’s death has changed the Iwaniec family forever.  In order to find meaning in his death, honor his life, and most importantly to do anything to prevent other families from going through what they’ve experienced, the Iwaniecs stress the importance of responsible choices as an effective and simple way to reduce DUIs. TakeOff is a race to honor DUI victims, raise awareness about the seriousness of impaired driving, and encourage the community to have a positive influence in the reduction of impaired driving. All profits will go to the purchase of breathalyzers (PBTs) for the Pennsylvania State Police and other law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth. Since 2009, the Iwaniecs have purchased 168 PBTs. Click here to view photos of the PBT distribution. Thank you for your support; with your help we can shape the future.


If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact us at for more information.


Honor the Past, Shape the Future

Race and Walk in Loving Memory of Pennsylvania State Trooper Kenton E. Iwaniec

December 18, 1983 - March 28, 2008


A special thank you to our race sponsors! Please click on the business’ name to visit their website.

Colonel Sponsors:

Saint Vincent College

Major Sponsors:

Church Communities Foundation

Intoximeters, Inc.

Nutrition, Inc.

PA DUI Association

PSP Troop H- York

Royal Flush, Inc.

T.P. Electric, Inc.


Windswept Promotions

Captain Sponsors:

Arnold Palmer Enterprises

Bethlen Communities

Bill Janiro

Countryside Play-n-Stay

Dante’s Dog House

Krista & Phil Rodgers

Lindsey & Jay Medenwaldt

Mills Insurance Restoration

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Peoples Natural Gas

Randi & Zack Zacour

Range Resources

Road ID

Unity Township Supervisors

Westmoreland Community Action- Crisis Hotline

Lieutenant Sponsors:

Bob Weaver

Brown & McClain Families

Caribou Coffee

Carol A. Turanin, LLC

Commercial Bank & Trust of PA

Commonwealth Connections Academy

D & R Sound Services

Dave & Monica Fullman

Dreistadts Service

Eat’n Park

Ellen & Jim Walton

Fagan & Houser Families

General Greene Lodge FOP #56

Guardian Industries Corp.

Heather & Marc Boban

Latrobe Specialty Metals

Leo & Sons Grill 31

Leo’s Pub & Grill

Ligonier Giant Eagle

Lynn DeFabo’s Cardio Bootcamp

Mack M. Darr Co. Inc

Michael Mehrotra

Myriam’s Table Catering

North Huntingdon Twp. Police Union

Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pete Findrick

Pittsburgh Pirates

Regional Family YMCA

Ridgeview Golf Club

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Standard Bank

The EPIC Project

The Eyeglass Shoppe

Valos Candy

Washington Wholesale Florist Supply

Washnock Family

Weaver’s “Knit-Together”

Yough Education Association

Sergeant Sponsors:

A.L. Kovacik Insurance, Inc.

Adam Steimer

American Trauma Society- PA Division

Anna Mae Iwaniec

Barb Vrable

Bill Priatko

Bononi and Company, P.C.

Cherry Creek Golf Course

D.Y. Nye Company, Inc.

Designs by Amanda

Donegal Construction

FOP Keystone Lodge 41

Framar Inc.- Cedarbrook Golf Course

Gary Gesinski

Greater Latrobe Education Association

Hannastown Golf Club

Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home

Hillview Motors

Idlewild Park

Janney Montgomery Scott, Inc.

Joe Garchar

Kathy Michalczyk Insurance Agency

Kim & Sam Buffer

Lakeview Animal Clinic

Larry Lint Flooring

Laurel Highland Total Communications, Inc.

Lenox Factory Outlet

Lesco Federal Credit Union

Levin Furniture

Lisa Ann & Dwayne Amoroso

Linden Hall Conference Center & Resort

Mandy Pazer

Mark Findrick

McMichael Agency Inc.

Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital

Mt. Pleasant Floral & Greenhouse

Mullen Refrigeration Service

Novack Family

PennLine, Inc.

Pleasant Valley Country Club

PSP Troop H- Gettysburg

Randy Johnson

Reese Furniture

Regional Family YMCA

Rhonette & Keith Caldwell

Shear Indulgence

Race volunteers provided by:

Greater Latrobe Senior High Student Council

Greater Latrobe SADD Club

Kids for Christ- West Newton

Yough Senior High School CAP/SADD

National Anthem by Randi, Abby, and Casey Baldwin


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The Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Code.

Pre Race Basket Auction Winners

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