Memorial Race


Date:        April 26, 2014


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 and Silent Auctions

Educational and Interactive Activities


Registration- 7:00 -- 8:30 am

Opening Ceremony- 8:40 am

Race Start- 9:00 am (Children’s Races)

                 9:15 am (5K/10K and 1 Mile Walk)


Saint Vincent College  Latrobe, PA

Registration is at the Fred Rogers Center

Entry Fee:   

$25 Early Registration

$30 Registration received after April 9


$15 Early Registration for ages 10 and under

$20 Registration received after April 9 for ages 10 and under

* Registration is non-refundable


5K Run and 10K Run- Medals to the 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. 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.

Team with the Most Members- An award will be given to the team with the most participants in ANY walking or running event.

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


Ken and Debby Iwaniec



Over 10,000 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, with the help of the community have purchased over 500 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

Lt. Colonel Sponsors:

Edgar Snyder & Associates

Peoples Natural Gas

Pirates Charities

Major Sponsors:

Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club

Bruderhof Communities

Intoximeters, Inc.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

PA DUI Association

Royal Flush, Inc.

The Allstate Foundation

The Nutrition Group

Captain Sponsors:

Arnold Palmer Enterprises

Carson’s Premier Catering

Countryside Play-n-Stay

Kovacik Insurance

Laurel Valley Motors

Ligonier Valley High School SADD Club

McDonald Land Services, LLC

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Oak Lodge

Pennsylvania Game Commission

Ralph & Sushila Warman

Reinhart FoodService

Robindale Energy & Associated Companies

Toyota of Greensburg

Lieutenant Sponsors:

Bob Weaver Art Attack

Carclo Technical Plastics

Carol A. Turanin, LLC

Commercial Bank & Trust of PA

D & R Sound Services

Dante’s Dog House

Delisi, Keenan & Associates, P.C. Certified Public Accountants

Dreistadt’s Service

Eat’n Park

Galone-Caruso Funeral Home Inc.

Gary Gesinski

Greater Latrobe Education Association

Greensburg Central Catholic High School

Heather & Marc Boban

Herr Foods, Inc.

Huffman’s Auto Sales

Leo’s Pub & Grille

Lisa Amoroso

Matt & Amanda Iwaniec

Mount St. Mary’s University

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin McClain & Family

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Coonelly & Family

Mr. James W. Ryan

Mullen Refrigeration Service

Myriam’s Table

North Huntingdon Police Fraternal Relief Association

Pennsylvania Physical Medicine

Pete Findrick

Pleasant Valley Country Club

Road ID

Smail Auto Group

Standard Bank

The Eyeglass Shoppe

Valos Candy

Washington Wholesale Floral

Westmoreland County Cardiology

William Dickson Industries, Inc.

Yough Cross Country Team

Yough Education Association

Sergeant Sponsors:

Andrew Fagan & Cody Houser

Bononi and Company, P.C.

Champion Lakes Golf Resort

Cherry Creek Golf Course

Donegal Construction

Erin Donnelly

FOP Keystone Lodge 41

George J. Bush Kitchen Center

Glengarry Golf Links

Gulisek Construction LLC

Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home

Hrycko Chiropractic

Idlewild Park & Soak Zone

Integrative Health and Wellness Center

Joseph Garchar

Jonathan & Joann Kramer

Kathy Michalczyk Insurance Agency

Kim Buffer & Family

Lakeview Animal Clinic

Laurel Highland Total Communications, Inc.

Leo & Sons Grill 31

Lenox Factory Outlet

Lesco Federal Credit Union

Levin Furniture

Ligonier Valley Education Association

Mark Findrick

Mr. & Mrs. Todd Simpson & Family

Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital

Mt. Pleasant Floral & Greenhouse

Ms. Barb Vrable & Family

Naser Foods

Randy Redinger & Sons Auto Service

Rick & Cindy Mills

Safelite Fulfillment, Inc.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Sharon Geisler

Southwest Regional Lodge #87 Fraternal Order of Police


SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Latrobe

Totteridge Golf Course

Victor P. Regola & Associates

Wright-Knox Motor Lines

Race volunteers provided by:

Belle Vernon High School Baseball Team

Greater Latrobe Senior High Drumline

Greater Latrobe Senior High Publications Staff

Greater Latrobe Senior High Student Council

Greater Latrobe SADD Club

Ligonier Valley AFROTC

Ligonier Valley Girls on the Run

Ligonier Valley Marching Band

Yough Senior High School CAP/SADD

National Anthem by Randi, Abby, and Casey Baldwin

Hymns by Samantha Novacek


Click the Links Below for Race Results

10K Results

5K Results

5K Law Enforcement Results