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DAV 5K Newport News

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

    • Saturday, Nov. 3rd
      Newport News Marriott City Center
      740 Town Center Dr.
      Newport News, VA 23606
      10 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

    • The DAV 5K Newport News will be held at Oyster Point.
    • Click here to view the 2018 Newport News course map (course map is subject to change).


    • Parking is available at the Mariners Row Parking Deck (761 Mariners Row, Newport News, VA, 23606).
    • Town Center Drive will be closed event morning (please note Town Center Drive is used to access the Marriott Hotel parking deck).

    Motorcycle Honor Ride

    • The Motorcycle Honor Ride will kick off the start of the DAV 5K Newport News.  All makes and models are welcome.  All riders and passengers must register.
    • If you are participating in the Motorcycle Honor Ride, please check in on race day between 7:00 – 8:15 AM at 780 Town Center Dr., Newport News VA 23606 (Just East of Canon Blvd.)

    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.
    • Cove Tavern
      711 Lakefront Commons
      Newport News, VA 23606
      10:30 am – 1:oo pm 


    • A block of rooms is available at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 for the discounted rate of $93.00 per night.
    • Reservations can be made online or by calling 866-329-1758 and asking for the DAV 5K block.
    • To receive the discounted rate, reservations must by made by October 18, 2018.

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    Community Events

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

    Thank You to our Sponsors

    2018 DAV 5k National Sponsors

    2018 Local Newport News Sponsors



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