Join us for the 7th annual Veterans VA5K on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 1pm in Lexington.
Our in-person event will take place at the Lexington VA Health Care System Franklin R. Sousley Campus. We will also have a virtual option for those who can't join us in person on November 6th.
Our race will benefit the Lexington VA medical centers and the soon-to-be-constructed Lexington Fisher House, which will provide lodging for the families of veterans being treated at the medical center. The Lexington Division of Community Corrections and Columbia Gas of Kentucky and its NiVets employee resource group are presenting and coordinating sponsors of the event.
- Closed, relatively flat 5K course on paved surface the VA Medical Center Campus
- Chip timed race (Thanks RaceRise)
- Overall & Age Group Awards
- Special AUSA Military Cash Prizes (see categories below)
- Team pricing for groups of 10 or more
- Commemorative Race T-shirts
- Free Race Photos
- In-person 5K run/walk and Virtual option for those who can't join us in person
- Music, food and fellowship all for a great cause!
EVENT DETAILS AND SCHEDULE
PRICING: Early registration for live event participants who will not participate in the virtual event is $32 per adult age 18 and older, $20 for youths under 18, and $25 per member for teams of 10 or more. The virtual entry fee is $39 for adults age 18 or older, $27 for youths under 18, and $35 per member for teams of 10 or more and includes postage for the race packet. After Oct. 24 through the day of the event, an additional $5 will be charged per registrant. T-shirts and goody bags are guaranteed only for participants who register by Oct. 24. Online registration is open through Sunday, November 6th at 12:30pm.
RACE SHIRTS: There are two shirts to choose from, either short or long sleeved. The long sleeved shirt has an extra charge based on size. See registration link for pricing. T-shirts are only guaranteed for participants who register by 10/24/22.
PACKET PICKUP: Race packets, including numbered bibs and T-shirts, can be picked up from 10:30am-12:30pm on race day. Virtual participants will receive their packet by U.S. mail.
AWARDS: We will have awards for the Top 5 M/F finishers as well as the Top 3 M/F finishers in the following age divisions: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19,20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
SPECIAL AUSA MILITARY CASH PRIZES (Selected Participants Below) - All VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT winners require official team leader certification of their time to be eligible for prizes.
- JROTC Male & Female - 1st Finisher: $50, 2nd Finisher: $25
- Senior ROTC Male & Female - 1st Finisher: $50, 2nd Finisher: $25
- Army Recruit - 1st Finisher: $50, 2nd Finisher: $25
- Army National Guard - 1st Finisher: $50, 2nd Finisher: $25
- Army Reserve - 1st Finisher: $50, 2nd Finisher: $25
- AUSA Chapter Member - 1st Finisher: $50, 2nd Finisher: $25
- Largest Military Team - $150
- Fastest 6 Person Military Team (4 male and 2 female): $25 each
RACE DAY SCHEDULE: Registration and packet pickup will be from 10:30am-12:30pm at the Sousley campus. Activities for participants and their families will begin at Noon. The timed race will begin at 1 pm. The awards ceremony and door prize presentations will begin at 2 pm or as soon as times are tabulated. Coffee and hot chocolate will be available for registered participants before the race. Refreshments will be provided post-race.
VIRTUAL RESULTS: Virtual results can be submitted online at RESULTS
PARKING & RESTROOMS: Parking and restrooms will be available at the Sousley campus.
Bracket/Division Details & Fees:
5K Run/WalkA chip timed 5K run/walk conducted on paved surfaces. Awards for Top 5 M/F Overall and Top 3 M/F in 5 year age divisions. Commemorative race T-shirt included with registration by 10/24/22.Activity Starts: 11/6/2022 13:00 - Activity Ends: 11/6/2022 15:00Registration opens : 3/7/2022 11:00Activity type: Running raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): Unisex Sized T-Shirt
Virtual 5K Run/WalkAn opportunity to participate virtually even if you can't join the in-person race. Your race registration covers the cost of your packet being shipped to you. Run/walk your own VA5K on the weekend of November 5-6 in your hometown. Participants welcomed from anywhere in the world.Activity Starts: 11/6/2022 00:00 - Activity Ends: 11/6/2022 23:59Registration opens : 3/7/2022 11:00Activity type: Virtual raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): Unisex Sized T-Shirt