Armed Forces Day 5K Run/Walk

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, May 21, 2016


Bedford, VA



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Armed Forces Day 5K Run/Walk

$20 $20 Closed

Youth Fun Run

$12 $12 Closed

About This Activity

Put on your patriotic colors and join us for the only 5K that starts and finishes at the National D-Day Memorial! (Address - 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA 24523)

All proceeds will benefit educational and veteran recognition programs of the National D-Day Memorial as well as hospice services for veterans provided by Centra Hospice, both 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations. Individuals are encouraged to sign-up and raise additional pledges to support the cause. For questions, please contact the National D-Day Memorial office at (540) 586-3329 or Those who register by April 30th are guaranteed a souvenir event t-shirt!  For registrants after this date, shirts will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis starting at packet pick-up on May 20th, 12 - 6 p.m. at the Bedford Area Welcome Center (816 Burks Hill Rd.)  On-site registration and packet pick-up will be 7-7:45 a.m. on May 21st at the D-Day Memorial.

New this year - we are honored to welcome the U.S. Fleet Forces Band from Norfolk, VA who will perform a patriotic opener, 7:30-7:50 a.m.  This is in conjunction with the official Navy Week Roanoke activities that will be taking place throughout Armed Forces Week.

Event spectators are welcome along the course. Admission fees will be waived during the 5K event (7 - 10 a.m.)  Refreshments will be provided to participants following the race.  Refreshment sponsors include Pepsi, Krispy Kreme, SkinnyPop, and Walmart. There will also be door prizes.  Awards and door prizes should conclude by 10 a.m. All who participate are invited to stay for a guided tour of the Memorial following the event.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

No pets and no firearms allowed. 

View the 2015 5K photos here:

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