In order to give back more support to the programs & services that DAV offers, the DAV 5K will no longer be offering official timing and Veteran Branch of Service T-Shirts. Thank you for your understanding as we chose to give back more to the Veterans that we serve.
New Awards: We are excited to showcase the Top Teams and Top Individual Fundraisers. The Top 3 Teams & Top 3 Individual Fundraisers will be awarded on race day at the Closing Ceremonies.
Timing: We will be providing a Race Clock at the Start and Finish Line. Please bring your watch if you want your official time!
Shorter Route: Hey! We heard you! The DAV is providing a shorter walk/run option that is 1 mile or less. Signage and volunteers on race day will direct those that want to do the shorter route.
Paid parking is available at the Sage Parking Garage (GPS address: 1320 Monroe Dr., Atlanta, GA, 30306). Enter off of Monroe Drive on Worchester Drive, or visitors can enter from Piedmont Avenue at the Atlanta Botanical Garden entrance. The park is accessed from the lowest floor. Parking rates are $2 per hour with a $15 maximum.
We strongly encourage using public transportation. Two MARTA stations are nearby: Midtown and Arts Center.
Upon exiting the Midtown Station, take 10th Street towards Peachtree Street and continue on 10th until you reach Charles Allen Drive. Enter the park at the stop light and you’ll see our Start/Finish line.
Upon exiting the Arts Center Station, head south on West Peachtree street for three blocks to 12th St. Head east (go left) on 12th Street for three blocks until you reach the 12th Street entrance to the Park. Enter the park and stay right around the lake – you’ll see the Start/Finish line as you continue through the park.
All volunteers will receive a commemorative DAV 5K shirt for their time. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled volunteer shift and check in at the volunteer tent race morning.
Continue the celebration! Immediately after the Closing Ceremonies, all participants are invited to continue honoring our military service men and women at the DAV 5K Post Party, just steps away from the finish line. Light snacks will be provided for all participants and registered veterans will receive 1 complimentary drink.