Come join us for the inaugural VETERANS DAY HEREOES' 5K in beautiful Palm Springs, California. This 5K run/walk is runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly. All monies raised support organizations that benefit our active military and veteran heroes. Our 5K includes a great race, tech t-shirt, finisher dog tag, flower presentation to you by an active duty military representative, MRE reusable goody bag and free photo downloads! Following the race, you'll have a front row seat for the annual City of Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade which begins at 3:30 on our race route! Following the parade, stay to enjoy the entertainment and fireworks show - what a great way to celebrate the heroism of our veterans and active duty military personnel!
Event details and schedule
This fast and flat out and back course that starts and finishes in beautiful Palm Springs. You will be racing right on Palm Canyon, using the route of the Veterans Day Parade that will be held immediately following our race! Enjoy each kilometer as you will be greeted by a military vet and authentic military vehicle. Don't care about your finish time??? Then stop for these great photo opps at each and every kilometer!
All finishers will be awarded a dog tag finisher medal and presented with a flower at the finish line by an active duty military representative. Age group medals awarded 3-deep in 5 year age groups through 85 years +. Special categories for active military and challenged athletes.
A military themed event tech T-shirt is included with your registration fee.
Packet pick-up will be held on Tuesday, November 10th from 11AM- 5PM at Running Wild, 611 South Palm Canyon, Palm Springs. Running Wild is located in the corner unit of the Sun Center Shopping Plaza next to the Revivals store. You may pick up packets for friends so long as you sign the waiver at pick-up. If you are unable to pick up your packet on Wednesay, you can pick up on race day , at the race site, at 12:30 P.M.
All active duty personnel run for half price ($17.50)! In 29 Palms, pick up your free race entry at PATRIOT MOTORS 3968 Adobe Road or the Bob Hope USO Palm Springs. Just show your military ID, fill out the entry form and you're in!
Post Race Party
Run or walk the 5K and then be prepared to party-on.! Stay for the Veterans Day Parade, USO Show and Fireworks display - all included with your race registration fee! Parade, entertainment and fireworks display will be held at the race site.
Directions and Parking
Ample parking is available near-by on the side streets adjacent to Palm Canyon and Indian Canyon. Race starts at Frances Stevens Park 500 N. Palm Canyon!
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