When you sign up for the 1-mile walk, 5K, 11K or half marathon, you are making it possible for us to provide a reduced entry price for a veteran or active duty military man or woman. Registration fees from the event are used to offset race expenses and any additional funds are put into a pool that is used to offer reduced-rate registration fees to all veterans, military personnel and their families.
Any event such as this cannot take place without an army of volunteers. If you would be interested in volunteering for this race, please click on the city name to the left and choose the big green VOLUNTEER button! We are searching for motivated race day volunteers now to serve in multiple capacities! We are also seeking three volunteer leaders in each city we hold this race to provide leadership in one of three areas: Event Logistics, Race Day Festivities and Race Promotion. If you have experience in any of these areas and would be willing to lead a team of volunteers, we would love to speak with you! The time commitment is approximately 10 hours per month for the 3 months prior to the event.
Would you like to host a National Veterans Day run/walk in your hometown or neighborhood? If so, we'd love to help you. The first step is to register for the Virtual Race by using the "Virtual" link to the right. During the registration process, you will see an option to order promotional materials which includes 250 flyers and 25 event posters with an area at the bottom for you to write in your race details. The cost for the materials is $25. If you need a larger order of materials, please contact us directly.
Once you order the materials, we will post information about your event on our website and also allow people to sign up for your race through our website using the "Virtual Race" link. This entitles the runners to all the amenities they would receive if they had participated in one of our official events, the only difference is each runner is responsible for submitting his/her official time to us. If you pull together 100 or more runners/walkers before the end of October, we'll even include your city on the back of our official finisher's t-shirt!
Veterans will be wearing a special bib that will be announced before the start of the run/walk. As you are out there on the course, please take a moment to say "Thank you for what you've done!" Small gestures often mean a lot to those who have sacrificed so much.