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3rd Annual Colorado Springs National Veterans Day Run

The 3rd Annual National Veterans Day Run in Colorado Springs will take place at Memorial Park. The race will offer two distances, 5K and a 1-mile family and supporter walk/run. We expect a large turnout of Veterans and Active-Duty military to this race so come out and support the men and women of our armed forces.


Colorado Springs National Veterans Day Run
5K or 1-mile family and supporter walk
Veterans and Active-Duty Military Discounts
Race will begin on 11-7-2015 at 8:11 AM

Race Details

This race will feature a 5K and 1-mile family and supporter walk/run. The 5K will begin at 8:11 AM and the 1-mile walk/run will start immediately following the start of the 5K. The 5K will be professionally timed, using state-of-the-art Chronotrack timing systems.

All runners/walkers will receive the following:

-Race Goodie Bag at packet pickup
-Pre-race ceremony honoring veterans
-Professional Chronotrack timing for the 5K
-Commemorative finishers pin – all participants
-5K finisher's medal
-1-mile finisher's ribbon
-Finisher's certificate
-Finish-Line refreshments

National Veterans Day Run Purpose

The purpose of the National Veterans Day Run is to provide a venue to thank the men and women that have served or are currently serving in our nation's military during the week of Veterans Day (November 11th). To this end, we provide discounted pricing to our Veterans and active-duty military participants as well as discounted pricing for spouses of our Veterans. Your participation also allows us to make this event available to service members worldwide for the same discounted price as those serving in the States.

We also donate a portion of the proceeds from our events to honorable military charities. Donations from prior years' events have included the Wounded Warrior Project, Folds of Honor, Operation Gratitude, Team Red White and Blue and numerous local veterans charities in the cities we have events.

ALL PARTICIPANTS Get a 2" collectible event pin

We are excited to announce that all finishers of the 2015 National Veterans Day Run will receive a collectible lapel pin.

Finisher's Medals for 5K

We believe in providing quality medals for our events and this year will be no exception! All 5K finishers will receive a medal - even those participating in our virtual run. The 5K medal is just over 3 inches tall!

Race Packets and Timing Chips

Packet pickup details are located on the right side of the screen (or at the bottom of the page on a phone or small viewing device).  The National Veterans Day Run will use disposable tags that will be included with your race entry into the 5K distance race.  Instructions on how to use these will be included inside your race packet. 

Veterans and Active Duty Military Discount

As a way of saying thank you for your service to our Country, Veterans and all active duty military personnel will receive an $11 Basic Entry into the 11K, 5K or 1-mile walk/run if registered before race day. On race day, Veterans and active duty will pay $30 for the 11K and $20 for the 5K or 1-mile walk.   The half marathon in San Jose is $20 for Veterans and active duty military if registered before race day and $40 on race day. Please choose the Veteran or active duty military option during registration to receive the discount.

Spouses of Veterans and active duty, along with youth between 13-17 years old, will receive a $5 discount off the current registration if registered before race day. Race day pricing is not discounted for spouses and teens.

SILVER and GOLD Registrations

Silver Registration includes both your Basic Registration AND includes a Cotton Commemorative T-shirt that you will receive when you receive your race packet.
Gold Registration includes both your Basic Registration AND includes a Technical Commemorative T-shirt that you will receive when you receive your race packet!
We offer two colors: red or white in either the cotton or the technical t-shirt

Entry Fees

Please note that the below prices are for Adult 18+ registrations. Veterans and Active Duty receive the Basic registration for only $11 up until race day and $20 on race day.

Military spouses and youth 13-17 receive a $5 discount through November 10, 2015 and pay regular price on race day.

Basic registration for children 12 and under is only $5 for the 1-mile Walk/Run and $10 for the 5K races! Register early as children 12 and under pricing doubles on race day - $10 for the 5K.

Registration Details

1-mile Walk/Run

Timed 5K

Early Registration

*Adult Early Registration



*PLUS Cotton Commemorative



*PLUS Tech Commemorative



Race Day Registration

Adults/Military Spouse/Teens Race Day Registration



Veterans/Active duty Race Day Registration



Children 12 and under Race Day Registration




*Important Notice: T-shirts purchased prior to November 1, 2015 will be available at packet pick-up or race day. If your shirt is purchased after November 1, 2015, your shirt may not be available on race day and will be sent via US Mail within 14 days of the event.

Race day pricing on shirts is $20 for a cotton t-shirt and $40 for a technical t-shirt while supplies last. Pre-order to guarantee a shirt and sizing on race day.


*Please note that the above prices are for adult registration


This year we will be offering our top finishers personalized awards in lieu of a post-race awards ceremony. If you win an award, please visit the solutions tent following the race where we will collect your name as you would like it to appear on your award along with your mailing address. The personalized awards will be mailed approximately 2 weeks after the race.

Award categories are top male and top female finishers as well as the top three finishers in each age bracket.
Age groups are as follows: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Race Day Schedule

7:00 AM : Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up opens
7:50 AM : Pre-Race Veterans Day Ceremony Begins
8:11 AM : 5K Race Start
8:20 AM : 1-mile Walk/Run Start
9:30 AM : Post-Race Annoncements and Veterans Celebration


2015 Results
2014 Results
2013 Results

Event Details

Date: Saturday, 11-7-2015
Time: 8:11 AM

Packet Pickup

Save gas and time this year with race day packet pickup! We have invested in technology to quickly process all participants on race day. Packet pickup will open 1 hour prior to the race start and will close at the start of the pre-race ceremony.

Location Details

Memorial Park
1605 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Route Map

5K Course Map