DAV 5K Boston • 2017 Date Coming Soon!


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 DAV 5K Boston!  View your results here and photos here.

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.


Castle Island
2010 Day Boulevard
South Boston, MA 02127


2017 Date Coming Soon!
Race begins at 9 a.m.


Need directions? Map it! We strongly encourage participants to carpool and arrive early. Road closures begin at 7:45 AM. MBTA access is also available.

Additional info

Click here to view additional details and logistics about packet pickup and nearby hotels.

Frequently asked questions

Still have questions? View our FAQs.


Adult $25
Motorcycle $25
Youth $15
VIP Veteran* $15
VIP Veteran* Motorcycle $15
Free Veteran*Shirt not included in registration. $0
Free Veteran* MotorcycleShirt not included in registration. $0


Additional information on the 2017 DAV 5K Boston will be announced soon! When registration opens, early bird rates will apply.  Check back soon to learn more.

*All veterans, active duty, reservists, National Guard and cadets are eligible.

Registration fees include race bib, timing chip, and shirt unless otherwise noted. VIP Veteran and VIP Veteran Motorcycle participants will receive a race shirt (you will receive a custom branch of service shirt if you register by early October.  The dedline for custom shirts will be announced when registration opens).

You can pick up your race day items during Packet Pickup or on race morning beginning at 7 AM. Additional details will be announced in the fall.

More info on 2017 Coming Soon!

Our 2016 Boston Progress & Top Fundraisers

The DAV 5K raises funds to ensure our injured veterans are not alone on their road to recovery. Thank you to our sponsors and generous participants who are helping us honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed for our freedoms.

Top Boston Fundraisers

01. First Last Name $800
02. First Last Name $800
03. First Last Name $800
04. First Last Name $800
05. First Last Name $800
06. First Last Name $800
07. First Last Name $800
08. First Last Name $800
09. First Last Name $800
10. First Last Name $800

Top Boston Teams

01. Team Name $800
02. Team Name $800
03. Team Name $800
04. Team Name $800
05. Team Name $800
06. Team Name $800
07. Team Name $800
08. Team Name $800
09. Team Name $800
10. Team Name $800

In Honor of Dad!

Help us honor veterans and reach our goal!

DAV 5K National Series Fundraising Goals

Atlanta •$4,000.00
Goal: $110,000
Boston •$9,000.00
Goal: $80,000
Cincinnati •$6,000.00
Goal: $160,000
Newport News •$13,000.00
Goal: $80,000
Tulsa •$17,000.00
Goal: $80,000

Additional Event Details

Packet Pickup

  • Packet pickup will be held in advance of race day.  During this time, you will be able to pick up your race bib, timing chip, and shirt.  We are unable to mail your packet.
  • 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 before the race.


Course Map

  • The DAV 5K Boston will take place at Castle Island.
  • View a 2016 course map here.  The 2017 route will be announced in the fall.

Motorcycle Honor Ride

  • The Motorcycle Honor Ride will kick off the start of the DAV 5K Boston!  All makes and models are welcome.  All rides and passengers must register.
  • If you are participating in the Motorcycle Honor Ride, please check on race day between 7:00 – 8:15 at Phillips Conference & Banquets, 780 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA, 02122.

Volunteer Info

  • Volunteers are critical to making race day a memorable experience for all of our participants.
  • Check back soon for more information on 2017 DAV 5K volunteer registration.
  • We will hold a volunteer meeting in advance of the event to review important information about race day.  Additional information will be announced in the fall.
  • 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 near the race course.  Light snacks will be provided for all participants and registered veterans will receive 1 complimentary drink.


  • A discounted block of rooms will be reserved at a nearby hotel for DAV 5K participants.
  • Additional information will be announced in the fall.

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

2016 DAV 5k National Series Sponsors

2016 Local Boston Sponsors




Joyce Lebedew

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Marine Corps League



Housing America's Heroes


Veterans development corp


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Boston Globe



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