Veterans


 

Veteran & Service Member Registration Benefits

As a thank you for their service, all veterans, service members, active-duty, reservists, National Guard, and cadets are eligible for exclusive benefits on race day!

Exclusive Race Shirt

Paid, registered veterans will receive a blue shirt (all civilians wear gray) for participating.  Veterans and service members who register by October 15 will receive a custom shirt with their branch of service listed on the back.  After the deadline, VIP veterans will still receive a race shirt with”Run to Honor Veterans” on the back, but it will not list their branch of service.

Race Shirt

Red Carpet

Get your picture taken with family and friends on our Red Carpet or simply have a cup of coffee and share stories with fellow service members.

Red Carpet

Honor Bib

Tell us why you “Go 5K!” On race day, pick up an Honor Bib and tell us why you’re participating in the DAV 5K.

DAV 5K Closing Ceremonies

After the DAV 5K, we will have Closing Ceremonies to celebrate and say thank you to all service men and women.

Closing Ceremonies

Commemorative Veteran Medals

After the race, volunteers will distribute commemorative medals to all registered veterans and service members in appreciation of their service.

Thank You Bag

DAV 5K Post Party

Continue the celebration! Immediately following the Closing Ceremonies, join your fellow military service men and women along with their family and friends at the Post Party from 11 AM to 1 PM. Veterans will receive a complimentary drink and light snacks.

Post Party

Veteran & Service Member Registration Fees

$15 VIP Veteran Registration

Entry includes custom branch of service shirt (if registered by October 15 deadline), race bib, and timing chip. You will also receive a commemorative medal on race day in appreciation for your service. After the custom branch of service shirt deadline, you will still receive a shirt however it will not list your branch of service on the back.

VIP Registration

$15 VIP Veteran Motorcycle Registration

Entry includes custom branch of service shirt (if registered by October 15 deadline), race bib, and timing chip. You will also receive a commemorative medal on race day in appreciation for your service. After the custom branch of service shirt deadline, you will still receive a shirt however it will not list your branch of service on the back.

VIP Motorcycle

Free Veteran Registration

Entry includes race bib and timing chip (no shirt). You will also receive commemorative medal on race day in appreciation for your service.

Free Registration

Free Veteran Motorcycle Registration

Entry includes race bib and timing chip (no shirt). You will also receive a commemorative medal on race day in appreciation for your service.

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Free Motorcycle

What Veterans are Saying About DAV & the DAV 5K

Steve Peponis, Army Reserves, Cincinnati, OH

“Deployments are extremely difficult… I remember being out in the field, sleeping on the ground, no place to shower, but just thankful that I could close my eyes. You come home and there are so many stresses it’s overwhelming. Among everything else, you’re more overwhelmed from life than you are from what you went through in Iraq.” DAV helps people when they’re transitioning into civilian life and the DAV 5K is a great way to meet others who can relate to your experience.

Steve Peponis

Robert Sherman, Marine, Cincinnati, OH

“DAV came into my life because somebody in our exit mentioned DAV and talked about the benefits that were there for all of us through the DAV, so I contacted them to file my claim and it was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. They basically took it – carried my information – and set my appointment with the doctor, made sure the results got from the doctor and back to them, and they could file a claim on my behalf, kept me informed the entire time. So few have such a noble purpose as those within the DAV.”

Robert Sherman

Arlene Turner Magee, Navy, Atlanta, GA

“I would say if you want to experience real patriotism in a way you may not ordinarily, experience the DAV 5K.  The run gives you some insight into the mind and spirit of the people who have serviced this country.  And that is the truth!”

Arlene Turner Magee

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