Armed Forces Day 5K

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Support our Armed Forces at the National D-Day Memorial by participating in a patriotic themed 5K Run/Walk. 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.

Can’t make it race day? No problem. Consider our “Sleep In” option. Sign up to be a “Fortitude Runner” to show your support for our Armed Forces and the National D-Day Memorial through a virtual race. Supporters at this level will be mailed a commemorative 2019 race 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 runners 12 years old and younger will receive a medal.


  • Military Branch Team Competition
    Active military and veterans who select their branch of service during registration will automatically be competing against each other for branch bragging rights!  The cumulative time of the top 10 team members from each branch will be recognized during our awards ceremony.
  • Open Team Competition
    Participants will have the option during registration to “create” or “join” a team. Team registration will close on Friday May 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM. No additions or subtractions will be accepted after this team deadline. Total number of team members is unlimited. Top 4 on each team score. Ranking will be based on cumulative time of scoring team members. Top team receives award.  An individual may only compete on one team.

Invite Your Friends and Raise Money for the Cause!

Referral Incentives: $2 of your registration fee back for every runner who registers through your registration link
Individual Fundraising Incentives: Free race registration and entry into a raffle for prize that will be announced at a later date

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


View photos from past Armed Forces Day 5K races here:





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Armed Forces Day 5K  2019 is proudly sponsored by: