Armed Forces Day 5K

Support our Armed Forces at the National D-Day Memorial by participating in a patriotic themed 5K Run/Walk and Youth Fun Run! Not only does the race begin and end at the picturesque Memorial, but a total change in elevation of 220 feet provides a unique challenge for runners of all levels to “Conquer the Hill.” Participants will also have the opportunity to honor and interact with members of the Armed Forces past and present. Don’t want to run or walk? 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.

Early bird pricing ends March 31 and the t-shirt guarantee deadline is May 1. Prizes will be awarded for the top finishers overall for the 5K Run and to the most spirited and top fundraisers. The top three finishers in each age category and all Youth Fun Run participants will receive a medal.

Exciting updates for this year’s race include:

– Updated Course: New start/finish line at the Memorial’s new Quonset Hut style indoor/outdoor pavilion

– Referral Incentives: Each runner that signs up using your referral link earns you $2 off your race registration—your full registration fee can be refunded!

– Individual Fundraising Incentives: Free race registration (Early Bird pricing only) for raising $100 and entry into a raffle for a Yeti Cooler courtesy of Honda Suzuki of Lynchburg for raising $200 for the National D-Day Memorial’s educational and commemorative programs.

– Women’s V-Neck Race T-Shirt Options

Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to get your business, church, or organization involved with the Armed Forces Day 5K? Consider becoming a sponsor of the race. Sponsorship benefits include FREE race registrations and inclusion in race marketing. For more information on sponsorship, contact Maggie Mitchell at or (540) 586-3329 ext. 111.


For more information about the race, visit call (540) 586-3329 ext.111 or email


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2018’s Armed Forces Day 5K is proudly sponsored by:

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