Memorial Day Veterans Run 5k, 10k and Honor Walk- SOLD OUT

Event Date

Mon, May 26, 2014


Punta Gorda, FL

About This Activity

This event is SOLD OUT.  We would like to thank you for your interest and your support.  We hope to see you at our 2015 event!

Our Soldiers have the most stressful and toughest jobs out there. Those who make it home have scars, and some we can’t see. Great healing can be found in reaching out to help another person. That’s what the Veterans Group at Deep Creek Community Church is about. They are a group of men who have served in our Armed Forces who visit and help Homeless Veterans (their brothers) in Charlotte County. It’s about physically and spiritually making a difference in a human soldier’s life who sacrificed and fought for our freedom.

Now “It’s Our Turn” to stand up and RUN in this race to help the Homeless Veterans in Charlotte County!

Will you sign up for the Inaugural Memorial Day 10K and 5K Run set for MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014 in Punta Gorda? It is open to the first 300 people and it is so important to fill every slot. The 10K and 5K run will showcase the waterfront of Punta Gorda. If you’re more into walking, join us for the Honor Mile Walk and donate a canned good for our Homeless Veterans!

Proceeds for this event will support the Homeless Veterans of Charlotte County, Florida and the Renaissance Manor

Overall Awards
Age groups Awards
Veterans Division Awards

Monday, May 26, 2014 (Memorial Day)

Address & Event Schedule
Race Starts at Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, Florida    

Event schedule and times


7:30 AM start for both the 10K and 5K

*9:00 AM start for the Honor Walk Mile

*We ask that those participating in the free, untimed Honor Walk bring a non-perishable can food donation.




Top Sponsors Representing the 5 branches of our military:
Borrego Family
The Foot Landing
Merrill Lynch

Medal of Honor Sponsors:
Adams Group
Farr Law Firm
Hartford Mutual Funds

Silver Star Sponsors:
Andreae Group
Desoto Automall
Harborside Dental

Robertson Family 



The host hotel for this race is The Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel at 300 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.  For discounted race rate ($89+ tax water view/$69+ tax city view), please contact the hotel and mention that you are running the Veteran's Memorial Day 5k & 10K!  Hotel reservations:  (941) 639-1165.


During your time in Punta Gorda, we encourage you to visit the Military Heritage Museum located at Fisherman's Village (right next to our start line).  Admission is free. The experience is priceless. The mission of the Military Heritage Museum is to promote an understanding and respect for the rich military heritage of the United States and the sacrifices made by our country’s veterans, living and dead, emphasizing that freedom is not free.

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