Don’t want to run or walk or can’t make it to Bedford and still want to run alongside us in a virtual race? Sign up to be a “Fortitude Runner” to show your support for our Armed Forces and the National D-Day Memorial and receive a t-shirt!
Online registration opens on February 1, 2017. Early bird pricing ends on March 31 and the t-shirt guarantee deadline is May 1. For registrants after this date, shirts will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Registration fees are non-refundable. For questions, please contact the National D-Day Memorial office at (540) 586-3329 or email@example.com.
Click here to download 2017’s Armed Forces 5K and Youth Fun Run flyer to show your support of the race!
Click the button below to sign up for the Armed Forces Day 5K Walk/Run, Youth Fun Run, and to be a Fortitude Runner:
Prizes will be awarded for the top finishers overall for the 5K Run and teams for team spirit and top fundraiser. All Youth Fun Run participants and the top three finishers in each age category will receive a medal. Refreshments will be provided to participants following the race. There will also be door prizes. All who participate are invited to stay for a guided tour of the Memorial following the event.
On-site registration and packet pick-up will be May 19th from 12 – 6 p.m. and May 20th from 6:30-7:40 a.m. at the National D-Day Memorial.
Tiger Trail and Overlord Circle will close to traffic at 7:40 a.m. through the duration of the race on Saturday, May 20. Participants and event spectators must be on-site by this time in order to participate in the race. Admission fees will be waived during the 5K event (6:30 – 10:00 a.m.) No pets and no firearms allowed.
Coming from out of town? La Quinta of Lynchburg is offering a discounted room rate of $109 per night per room for May 19-20th. Just mention Armed Forces Day 5K when you call to book at (434) 847-8655 by April 28th to guarantee this special rate.
Military Unit Participation
We welcome the participation of military units running in formation. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Race Day Schedule of Events
6:30 a.m. On-Site Pick Up and Registration
7:15 a.m. Youth Fun Run Begins
7:40 a.m. Tiger Trail and Overlord Circle Closed to All Vehicular Traffic
Opening Announcements, Armed Forces Tribute, and National Anthem
8:00 a.m. Armed Forces Day 5K Run/Walk Begins
The awards ceremony will begin approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of the race.
Refreshments will be available as participants finish the race.