Let’s salute the veterans who bravely serve our country! We invite you to participate in the Veterans Day 5K event in downtown St. Louis on November 11, 2017. Run or walk in honor of the veterans in your life as well as St. Patrick Center’s veteran clients at this family-friendly event. The event features a timed 5K, FREE kid's dash, one-mile fun run, DJ, hot chocolate and coffee courtesy of Ronocco, face-painting, bubble bus, photobooth, chiropractic massages and muscle work, playtime with puppies from the APA, snacks, beer courtesy of Anheuser-Busch, appearances by Fred Bird and Louie, parade, ceremony and awards. Walkers and pets are welcome!
The event is held in conjunction with the annual St. Louis Regional Veterans Day Observance Ceremony and Parade, with the arch in the backdrop this creates the perfect photo opportunities for parents and grandparents! Participants will receive a moisture-wicking long-sleeve race shirt. Plus, there will be plenty of refreshments (complimentary beer for those 21 & over). The 5K race awards ceremony will be on the same stage as the Veteran's Day ceremony by the city, which precludes the parade in the same location! This family-friendly morning is a great way to commemorate vets who are serving and have served the USA. All Veterans Day 5K proceeds will go to St. Patrick Center, which annually assists 1,100 veterans who are homeless or at risk.
Veterans receive a $5 discount and a free Veterans Day 5K sticker that indicates they are a proud veteran! Swag items are also available for purchase to support St. Patrick Center and our work to end veteran homelessness. You can honor your favorite veteran by purchasing an event day sticker for $10 and writing their name as who you are racing for! Beanies and ear warmers are $15 each.
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