Join the DAV 5K to honor veterans this November

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Registration is now open; free for veterans

Cold Spring, Ky. (For Immediate Release) – DAV (Disabled American Veterans) announced today that registration is open for its 2018 DAV 5K National Race Series in the following host cities: Atlanta; Boston; Cincinnati; Kemah, Texas; Newport News, Virginia; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The DAV 5K is a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride that thanks those who served and raises awareness of the issues our ill and injured veterans face every day.

Registration for all events is now open at www.DAV5K.org.

“We are pleased to bring the DAV 5K Run to Honor Veterans to six cities this year,” said DAV National Adjutant and CEO Marc Burgess. “Through these events, we are able to bring more awareness to the issues facing our veterans and make them aware of the services we offer at no cost. Ultimately, that helps us serve more veterans at no cost to their families.”

“It is a way to gather as a community and thank veterans publicly,” said Past National Commander Delphine Metcalf-Foster, who participated in last year’s DAV 5K series. “But it’s also very important to let people know what DAV does for veterans to know they are not alone.  And we’re so grateful for all of our participants who come out to stand up for and support veterans in their communities.”

The 2018 DAV 5K schedule and dates include:

Saturday, Nov. 3

  • Kemah, Texas (Kemah Boardwalk)
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma (Guthrie Green)

Sunday, Nov. 4

  • Newport News, Virginia (Oyster Point)

Saturday, Nov. 10:

  • Atlanta, Georgia (Piedmont Park)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (Castle Island)
  • Cincinnati, Ohio (Sawyer Point)

All veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard and ROTC or service academy cadets are eligible for a free registration and commemorative medal.

Registration costs are $25 for adults and $15 for youth 6-15 and includes an event shirt and race bib. The DAV 5K is open to individual runners, walkers, wheelchairs, hand cycles and motorcycles as well as groups who wish to form a team.

The DAV 5K is presented by DAV and supported by USAA, 2018 National Series Sponsor.

 

About DAV

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; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their families and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932