Memorial Race


Date:        April 22, 2017


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:   

$30 Early Registration

$40 Registration received after April 5

$75 Premium Package - includes race registration, performance t-shirt, performance sweatshirt (hoodie or 1/4 zip), and memorial wristband. This offer is only available until April 5. Please click the following links to view sweatshirt designs/options:

Hoodie Design  -  1/4 Zip Design


$15 Early Registration for ages 10 and under

$20 Registration received after April 5 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, to 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 1,040 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

PA DUI Association

Robindale Energy

Toyota of Greensburg

Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation

Major Sponsors:

Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport

Friends of Jim Silvis

Intoximeters, Inc.

Kovacik Insurance

Latrobe Dairy Queen

Laurel Valley Motors

News Talk 1480 WCNS

PA State Police Academy 147th Cadet Class

Polyconcept North America

State Farm: Sarah Crispin-Thomas

Captain Sponsors:

Carclo Technical Plastics

Carson’s Premier Catering

Countryside Play-n-Stay

Dante’s Dog House

Ed Poponick

FOP #23

Heather & Marc Boban

Leo’s Pub & Grille

Ligonier Valley Education Association

Ligonier Valley High School SADD Club

McDonald Land Services, LLC

Mr. Peter Findrick

Mullen Refrigeration Service

Myriam’s Table Cafe & Catering

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

PA State Police Academy 146th Cadet Class

Standard Bank

The Nutrition Group

Unity Twp. Supervisors

Welshon’s Sanitation

Westmoreland Crisis Hotline/Mobile 1-800-836-6010

Yough Intermediate Middle School SADD Club

Zack & Randi Zacour

Lieutenant Sponsors:

Barry & Jane Racey

Bethlen Communities

Bononi and Company, P.C.

Carol A. Turanin, LLC Equine Sports Massage

Commercial Bank & Trust of PA

D & R Sound Services

Dreistadt’s Service

Eat’n Park

Galone-Caruso Funeral Home Inc.

Gary Gesinski

Greater Latrobe Education Association

Innate Fitness Penn Trafford

Karen Grabowski

Levin Furniture

Manor House Kitchens, Inc.

Panera Bread

Reinhart FoodService

Road ID

Smail Auto Group

Somerset Trust Company

SpringHill Suites by Marriott- Latrobe

Steve Zelachoski

The Eyeglass Shoppe

Trinity Contracting, Inc.


Yough Education Association

Sergeant Sponsors:


Andrew Fagan & Cody Houser

Ashley Iwaniec - Younique

Barbara Yost

Bethel Park Police Association

Betsy Ann Chocolates

Bill Priatko

Bob Buskey


Classic Car Wash

Command Excellence/First Tactical

Connie Krznaric

Deb Spotts

Dr. & Mrs. Larry DeNino

Erin Donnelly

Glengarry Golf Links

Gulisek Construction LLC

Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home

Herr Foods, Inc.

Howard Hanna Hometowne Real Estate

Huffman’s Auto Sales

James & Pamla Flick

James W. Ryan

Jarrid J. Dekovitch

Jean Michalczyk

Jo Buskey

Joann Kramer

Jon Mains

Phillip Stutzman Inc.

Joseph & Amanda Watkins

Kathy Michalczyk- American National Insurance

Lacee Landis

Lakeview Animal Clinic

Lance Brunton

Larry J. Lint Floor & Wallcovering Co.

Latrobe Shop N Save

Leo & Sons Grill 31

Lesco Federal Credit Union

LHTC Broadband

Ligonier Country Club

Linda Arandas

Margie Washnock & Wanda Roscoe

Mark Findrick

Matt & Amanda Iwaniec

Michael and Karen Costea

Mike & Kathy Vincent

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Raetsch

Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital

Mt. Pleasant Twp. Supervisors

Norvelt Golf Club

Pamela’s Golden Touch Salon

Pennsylvania Physical Medicine

PepsiCo - Youngwood Office

Pittsburgh Associates

Polish Falcons Nest #147

Randy Redinger & Sons Auto Service

Tpr. Robert Politowski

Tpr. Zoller & Family

The Finishing Touch

The Wellness Center

William Dickson Industries, Inc.

Valos Candy

Victor P. Regola & Associates

Race volunteers provided by:

Greater Latrobe Senior High Publications Staff

Greater Latrobe Senior High SADD Club

Greater Latrobe Senior High Student Council

Greater Latrobe Senior High Video Production Students

Ligonier Valley AFROTC

Saint Vincent College Criminology Club

Valley Youth Network

Yough Intermediate Middle School SADD Club

Young Marines