DAV 5K Expands to Newport News Registration for November 15 Event Open Now at www.DAV5K.org


Cold Spring, KY. (July 5, 2016) – DAV (Disabled American Veterans) announced today that it is expanding a national race series, the DAV 5K, to five cities this fall including Newport News, VA. Atlanta, Boston and Tulsa also join Cincinnati where the DAV 5K originated.

The DAV 5K, which will take place on Sunday, November 13 at City Center at Oyster Point, will include a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride. The goal is to raise money for critical services DAV provides to military veterans. Registration is now open at www.DAV5K.org.

“We are excited to bring the DAV 5K to Hampton Roads during Veterans Day weekend,” said DAV National Adjutant and CEO Marc Burgess. “It’s very fitting that we are hosting it in southeastern Virginia, a community that has a large military population and a remarkable history in supporting America’s heroes.”

All veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard and ROTC or service academy cadets are eligible for exclusive benefits on race day, including free registration. For $15, veterans will receive a custom branch-of-service race shirt (if registered by Oct. 16), veteran thank-you bag and invitation to the post-party. Veterans may also participate in the DAV 5K using a wheelchair or handcycle.

Early-bird registration rates for the general public are available through midnight, Sept. 5, and include a race shirt, race bib and timing chip. Fees are $25 for adults and $15 for youth 6-17. The DAV 5K is open to individual runners, walkers and motorcycles as well as groups who wish to form a team.

The 2016 DAV 5K schedule and dates include:

  • Cincinnati: Saturday, Nov. 5, Sawyer Point
  • Atlanta: Saturday, Nov. 5, Piedmont Park
  • Tulsa: Saturday, Nov. 5, Guthrie Green
  • Boston: Saturday, Nov. 12, Castle Island
  • Newport News: Sunday, Nov. 13, Oyster Point, City Center

The DAV 5K is presented by DAV and supported by USAA, 2016 National Series Sponsor.

For more information, visit www.DAV5K.org.


About DAV:
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their families and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with 1.3 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.