DAV 5K Atlanta

Thank you to the more than 7,500 5K participants and their donors for an amazing 2018 season! Because of YOU we ran, walked and rolled in 6 cities and raised more than $650,000 to assist veterans nationwide. We’ll see you again in 2019 for another strong and exciting DAV 5K season.

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Additional Event Details

New This Year: 

  • 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.

Packet Pickup

  • Friday, November 9th 
    Phidippides Ansley Mall.
    1544 Piedmont Ave. NE, #119
    Atlanta, GA 30324
    10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • If you are picking up a packet for your teammates or another participant, please have their registration confirmation ready when you go to packet pickup.
  • Race day packet pickup will be available beginning at 7:00 AM on race day if you can’t make it before the race.


Course Map

Parking & Public Transportation

  • 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.
  • For additional information visit www.itsmarta.com

Motorcycle Honor Ride

  • The Motorcycle Honor Ride will kick off the start of the DAV 5K Atlanta! All makes and models are welcome.  All riders and passengers must register.
  • On race day, motorcycles must enter Piedmont Park using the Park Drive entrance off of Monroe Dr. from 6:45 – 7:30 AM.
  • You will be directed where to go upon arrival. (This is not a typical public entry point for vehicles into the park.)
  • Please be extremely cautious when riding through Piedmont Park.

Volunteer Info


  • 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.

Post Party

  • 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.
  • Park Tavern, 500 10th St. NE
  • Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm


  • A block of rooms is available at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown.  Make your reservation online by October 16, 2018 to secure the discounted rate of $139.


Community Events

  • The DAV 5K proudly supports events in the Atlanta area that help veterans and their families.
  • Check back soon for additional information on events happening in the Atlanta area.

Thank You to our Sponsors

2018 DAV 5k National Sponsors

2018 Local Atlanta Sponsors

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