Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k Race

5K, 10K

Event Date

Mon, May 30, 2016


Punta Gorda, FL

About This Activity

This year race has sold out!!!

Our Armed Forces go through a lot even after they’ve returned from deployment, and sometimes they need a hand up to return to a normal civilian life. It’s Our Turn, Inc., a Veterans group composed of men and women who have served in the Armed Forces believe there is great healing in helping their fellow brothers who have sacrificed and fought for our freedom. What started in 2013 as a few men from Deep Creek Community Church visiting the homeless Veterans of Charlotte County has blossomed into a non-profit organization physically and spiritually making a difference in numerous soldier’s lives! If you would like to read more about this organization or how it is helping our local veteran’s please visit their website at   

Now “It’s Our Turn” to stand up and run to help the Veterans in need in Charlotte County!

This year the 3rd Annual Memorial Day 10K & 5K Race will start a NEW 5 YEAR RACE SERIES honoring each branch of our United States Armed Forces. This year's theme is dedicated to the oldest and largest branch, the United States Army! Hooah!

Don't delay and sign up today, this race has sold out the past two years and with only 500 participant spots available, you don't want to miss out on the unique Army themed finisher medal or the chance to collect all five branch medals and a commemorative 5 year gift.

Race T-shirts will be quarenteed for all participants that register before April 24th!!!

Event details and schedule


Monday, May 30, 2016 (Memorial Day)


Event Address

Laisley Park

100 Nesbit Street

Punta Gorda, FL 33950



Charlotte County Clerk of the Circuit Court

350 East Marion Avenue

Punta Gorda, FL 33950


Race Course 

Downtown Punta Gorda Waterfront and across Charlotte Harbor Bridge(Course will be uploaded closer to race date)


Event Times

4-7 PM Sunday, May 29th Early Packet Pick-Up at The Foot Landing

5:45 - 6:45 AM Day of Race Registration & Packet Pick-up

7:00 AM Race Start for both the 10K and 5K

9:00 AM Awards & Raffle Drawings (All registered participants will be entered to win 2 Round-Trip Tickets from Southwest Airlines!*)

*Registered Participant must be present at the time of drawling to win.


Event Divisions & Awards

Overall Male & Female Awards

Age Group Awards - Military Coins to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in all age groups for 5k & 10k.

*Army themed finisher medals will be awarded to all participants*


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