DAV 5K Cincinnati • November 11, 2017


Sawyer Point
705 E. Pete Rose Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202


7 AM Check-In 9 AM Start
Race Details »

National Series Sponsor

Registration Fees

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.

Race Day Registration Fees

Adult $40
Motorcycle $40
Youth $20
Virtual Participant** $40
VIP Veteran* $20
VIP Veteran* Motorcycle $20
Free Veteran*Shirt not included in registration. $0
Free Veteran* MotorcycleShirt not included in registration. $0

*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 registered by October 15. After the deadline, you will still receive a shirt but it will not have your branch of service).

*You can pick up your race day items during Packet Pickup or on race morning beginning at 7 AM.

**Race shirt and bib will be sent after the event.

Key Updates

Our 2017 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati 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
San Antonio •$17,000.00
Goal: $80,000

Additional Event Details

Packet Pickup

  • Packet Pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Oakley On Thursday, November 9 & Friday, November 10 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
  • 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 it before the race.


Course Map

  • The DAV 5K Cincinnati will be held at Sawyer Point.
  • View the course map.


  • Downtown Cincinnati has a variety of parking lots near Sawyer Point.
  • More information on parking options is available here.  We strongly encourage carpooling.

Motorcycle Honor Ride

  • The Motorcycle Honor Ride will kick off the start of the DAV 5K Cincinnati!  All makes and models are welcome.  All riders and passengers must register.
  • On race day, bikers should meet at the rider check in area, located at Friendship Park.
  • Bikes will roll out for the Honor Ride at 8:40 AM.
  • View the course map.
  • Please plan to arrive early.  Streets will close around the race site beginning at 7:45 AM.

Volunteer Info

  • Volunteers are critical to making race day a memorable experience for all of our participants.
  • 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.
  • Volunteer Meeting: On Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 PM, please join us at DAV Headquarters  (3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076) as we review important volunteer information.

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 Parties near the race course.  Light snacks will be provided for all participants and registered veterans will receive 1 complimentary drink. Post parties will start at 10:30 am and run through 1:00 pm.
  • Army & Air Force participants and their families are welcome to join us at Moerlein Lager House.
  • Marine, Navy, and Coast Guard participants and their families are welcome to join us at Holy Grail.


  • Hyatt Regency, 151 W. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202.  DAV 5K participants will receive 10% off the daily standard rate. We highly recommend booking sooner rather than later, as rates may increase closer to the event date.  Make a reservation online by entering your desired stay dates.  Click on special rates and enter 54249 in the corporate code box.  Search and select the Queen City Rate to receive 10% off the daily standard rate.  Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-233-1234.


Community Events

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

Thank You to our Sponsors

2017 DAV 5k National Sponsors






2017 Local Cincinnati Sponsors








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