Disabled American Veterans 5K Returns to Cincinnati

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Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis to Serve as Honorary Chair

COLD SPRING, Ky. (September 9, 2014) – DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is scheduled to hold its second annual DAV 5K Saturday, Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. at Sawyer Point to honor local veterans and raise funds to ensure our injured heroes are not alone on their road to recovery.

Participants can run, walk, roll or ride a motorcycle on the 5K route, which will start and end along the riverfront in downtown Cincinnati. Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis is the event’s 2014 honorary chairman

“The National Football League is committed to honoring our veterans, and it is an honor for me to be part of the DAV 5K,” said Coach Lewis. “It also is an opportunity to raise awareness of the issues our nation’s heroes face, as DAV has data that shows the number of disabled veterans is expected to rise from three and a half million to four million by the end of the decade.”

“I’m very excited for this year’s 5K event,” said DAV National Adjutant and CEO Marc Burgess. “We were founded in Cincinnati in 1920 and have always enjoyed the city’s partnership with DAV and overwhelming support to the men and women who served.”

The DAV 5K is open to teams who wish to participate as a group, as well as individual participants. Registration includes a long sleeve shirt, timing chip and race bib. Online registration for runners, walkers, wheelchair participants and motorcycle riders runs through midnight on Nov. 2.

Registration prices include $30 for adults, $15 for youth (17 and under) and $30 for motorcycle riders.

Veterans and service members have two options on how to participate: $15 includes a custom branch of service long sleeve race shirt, which must be ordered by Oct. 15, race bib and timing chip, or they can register for free to include a race bib and timing chip only. All veterans, active duty, reservists, National Guard members and service academy cadets are eligible.

To view highlights from the 2013’s inaugural DAV 5K or for more information visit www.dav5K.org.


DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; assisting them with employment; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with 1.2 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932.