NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- A Newport News 5K is taking place on November 5 to thank those who served, and to raise awareness for the issues our injured and ill veterans face every day.
The DAV 5K Run is presented by a nonprofit organization, Disabled American Veterans, that helps more than 1 million veterans a year.
Participants have the opportunity to honor a hero by recognizing that individual on race day by wearing their name on an honor bib.
A signature element of the event is the Motorcycle Honor Ride where motorcycles roll past the runners start and lineup at the runners finish line.
The Newport News DAV 5K has a goal of raising $117,500.
Runners can pick up their packet a day early on November 4, or starting at 7 a.m. on race day.
Registration fees are as follows:
- Adults- $30
- Motorcycle- $30
- Youth- $15
- Virtual Participant- $40
- VIP Veteran- $15
- VIP Veteran Motorcycle- $15
To register to run, walk roll or ride a motorcycle to show your support click HERE.
Nearly 800,000 veterans call Virginia home.