Ways to Participate

The DAV 5K is a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride that honors our nation’s heroes.  All participants are welcome to run, walk or ride their motorcycles.  Handcycle and wheelchair participation is available for veteran participants only.


Run or Walk

The DAV 5K is a timed event and our top 3 finishers in each age category (male and female) will receive a medal.

All walkers are welcome to participate, including children in strollers.  The race will begin at 9:00 AM, followed by Closing Ceremonies at 10:30 AM.  Walkers are encouraged to line up behind the runners at the starting line.


Veteran Handcycle Honor Roll

Veterans and service members are eligible to participate in the event using a handcycle.  The Handcycle Honor Roll will start before the runners/walkers take off and participants will be able to complete the full race course.  Participants should be able to complete the course in 15-20 minutes and are required to wear a helmet.

Handcycle participation is limited to 30 veteran participants per event and course restrictions may vary by city.  When registering, please indicate that you plan to use a handcycle when prompted.  Veteran handcyclists can register as a VIP or for free.



Veteran Wheelchair Honor Roll

Veterans and service members may also participate in the DAV 5K using wheelchairs or motorized scooters. Participants will embark along the course after all runners and walkers have crossed the start line.  Volunteer assistance is available if needed.  Veteran wheelchair participants can register as a VIP or for free.

Please note, for safety reasons, racing wheelchairs are not permitted.


Motorcycle Honor Ride

To kick off the DAV 5K (course permitting), a motorcycle group ride will roll past the runners and walkers at the start line adding energy and excitement to the race.

Motorcyclists will also rally at the finish to cheer on the runners and walkers. All riders and passengers must be registered. All makes and models of motorcycles are welcome.  Veteran motorcyclists can register as a VIP or for free.

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Virtual Participation

Can’t make it to a DAV 5K event?  No problem!  You can still make a difference in the lives of ill and injured veterans.  Register online as a virtual participant and run the DAV 5K whenever and wherever it works for you!  We’ll send you a race shirt and bib after the race.  Learn more!

Honor Bib

Leading up to Race Day, download the Honor Bib and tell us why you are participating in the DAV 5K!  Write on it, snap it, and post it to Facebook using #DAV5K. 

On race day, pick up an Honor Bib at the Cintas tent and honor a special veteran in your life. 


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