DAV 5K Kemah

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


Course Map


Parking and Transportation

  • Parking: Free all day if parked prior to 9 am in various lots around Kemah Boardwalk.

Motorcycle Honor Ride

  • The Motorcycle Honor Ride will kick off the start of the DAV 5K Kemah! All makes and models are welcome.  All riders and passengers must register.

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.  Light snacks will be provided for all participants and registered veterans will receive 1 complimentary drink. The Post Party will start at 10:30 am and run through 1:00 pm located at Landry’s, #1 Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah, TX 77565.


  • Holiday Inn Kemah (Near Boardwalk), 805 Harris Ave., Kemah, TX 77565 (less than 1/2 mile to Kemah Boardwalk).Rate is $169 per night (double queens) and offer expires 10/19/18.  Includes 2 breakfast vouchers per room night stay.   DAV 5K Participants can book the group rate online and use the booking code “DAV” or can also call reserations at 281-334-0003 and request the code “DAV”.
  • Quality Inn & Suites Seabrook-NASA Kemah, 2720 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX 77586 (~2.5 miles to Kemah Boardwalk).    Room block rate is $100 per night (doubles) and includes complimentary breakfast (cut off date October 20).  DAV 5K Participants can book the group rate online  or call (281) 326-7200.and use the booking code “DAV 5K Race”.  Note: this is also the location for our Packet Pick Up.
  • Shuttles:  for those staying at Quality Inn Seabrook there will be a shuttle running to and from the event site as follows: 7:00 am -1:00 p.m., continuous every 20-25 minutes (shuttles will not run 9:00-10:00 am).   Last Shuttle prior to the event will depart Quality Inn at 8:15 am.  Last Shuttle post event will depart Kemah Boardwalk at 12:45 pm.

Community Events

  • Coming soon

Thank You to our Sponsors

2018 DAV 5k National Series Sponsors
2018 Local Kemah Sponsors

Looking to support DAV 5K? View our DAV 5K Sponsorship Opportunities

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