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.

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: $2 of your registration fee back for every runner who registers through your registration links

Individual Fundraising Incentives: Free race registration and entry into a raffle for a prize

Women’s Race T-Shirt Options

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.

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: