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 & 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

  • Packet Pickup is Friday, November 9 from 10 am-7 pm located at the Boston Bowl, 820 Morrissey Blvd. Dorchester, MA 02122.
  • This event is where participants can pick up their race shirt, bib and/or register for the event.
  • 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 8:00 AM on race day if you can’t make before the race.
  • Please note, to minimize our costs, we do not mail out shirts after the event if you are unable to attend.


Course Map

Parking & Public Transportation

  • Limited parking is available on streets around and at Castle Island.
  • Parking is also available at Lot 1, 495 Summer St. beside the Barnes Building.  Shuttles will run periodically.
  • We strongly encourage using public transportation.
  • MBTA – Use the Red Line to Broadway Station, then take City Point buses #9 or #11.  Walk to the right across Marine Park and around the water to the entrance of the fort.
  • More information on public transportation is available  here.

Motorcycle Honor Ride

  • Note: Due to permitting restrictions, there will be no Honor Ride in Boston

Volunteer Info

  • Volunteer sign up is now available.  Sign up today!
  • 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 located at the Boston Bowl, 820 Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester, MA 02122 from noon-3 pm.
  • Registered veterans will receive 1 complimentary drink.


  • Ramada Inn Boston
    800 Morrissey Blvd
    Boston, MA 02122
  • Rooms are $99 a night and the room block is available until October 26.

Boston Skyline

Community Events

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

Thank You to our Sponsors

2018 DAV 5k National Sponsors

2018 Local Boston Sponsors



Veterans development corp





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J’Damico Inc.



Motti Electric Co.



Cumberland Farms








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