The DAV 5K Run to Honor Veterans is a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride that thanks those who served and raises awareness of the issues our ill and injured veterans face every day. The DAV 5K National Series is presented by DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a nonprofit organization that helps more than 1 million veterans in life-changing ways each year.
The events help further the mission of DAV to ensure our injured heroes are not alone on their road to recovery. When you participate in the DAV 5K and encourage others to support this event, you are investing in the lives of our wounded American heroes who have sacrificed for our freedoms.
Race day will be an experience you’ll never forget!
Before the Race
Stop by the Red Carpet and visit with local veterans and service members, get your photo taken, and share your story!
Grab a cup of coffee and visit the Promise Row Sponsor Expo to pick up goodies and giveaways from sponsors.
After the Race
Closing Ceremonies: Race Awards & Veteran Commemorative Medals
Right after the 5K, stick around for the Closing Ceremonies to say “thank you” to our local veterans and service members. All registered veterans and service members will receive a special commemorative medal in appreciation of their service. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age category (both male and female). During the closing ceremonies, we’ll also recognize our top fundraisers and top race finishers.
Continue the celebration! Immediately after the Closing Ceremonies, join your fellow military service men and women along with their family and friends at the Post Party.
Race Day Schedule
7:00 AM Registration & Promise Row Sponsor Expo Open
8:30 AM National Anthem Performed at Start Line
8:40 AM Motorcycle Honor Ride
8:55 AM Veteran Handcycle Honor Roll
9:00 AM DAV 5K Run/Walk/Wheelchair Start (10:00 AM Start Time in Boston)
10:30 AM Closing Ceremonies & Awards
11:00 AM Post Party (until 1:00 PM)