The Salute to Veterans Run (S2VR) Run/Walk has become a Jacksonville time honored tradition and longest running Veterans Day 5K in Jacksonville with this being the 9th year. The legacy of the S2VR has positioned itself as the premier event for the City of Jacksonville’s “Week of Valor.”
The 5K takes the 750+ runners along the beautiful St. Johns River and through parts of downtown Jacksonville; at the same time 500+ family, friends, and spectators are enjoying our large family-oriented Race Village complete with food, drinks, bounce houses, several games and other activities. This race Salutes all Veterans with a unique start, by displaying the flags of all branches of the military services and singing a verse to each of branch service song. Additionally, there will be prize drawings for all runners after the race and separate placing and team prizes awarded to Veterans and Active Military personnel making this truly a “Salute to Veterans” event!
New for 2020!
All registered participants will get free entry to the Jacksonville Naval Museum and their US Navy Cold War Experience: the historic World War II built destroyer, USS ORLECK! For more information regarding the museum, please visit: https://www.jaxnavalmuseum.org/ Participants will have up to one year to use their bib for entry into the museum.
The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA) and Salute to Veterans Run are proud to announce their new title sponsor as VyStar Credit Union. The Salute to Veterans Run team couldn’t be happier with having a great community supporter and ambassador like VyStar to partner with! We can not thank them enough!
The race primarily benefits two great causes that are near and dear to the City of Jacksonville community and their active military and veteran’s groups: Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA) and K9s for Warriors. For the past 11 years, the JHNSA has worked toward the goal of bringing a retired Naval Warship to Jacksonville to become the first US Navy Warship Museum in Florida! K9s for Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our Warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and other similar injuries. Their goal is to empower Warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.
|5K||5K Military, 5K Military Team Members, 5K Seniors 65+, 5K Children 13 and Under, 1 Mile Fun Run, Patriotic Paws Parade|
|Through August 15th||$25||$20|
|August 16th - September 30th||$35||$20|
|October 1st - October 31st||$40||$20|
|November 1st - November 6th||$45||$20|
|Day of Race||$50||$20|
Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds or entry transfers!
RACE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU.
Online registration closes early. After online registration closes, you can still register in any 1st Place Sports store or on Race day.
You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our instore computers with no processing fee.
Patriotic Paws Parade
This is the 5th Annual 1-mile event — Bring your dressed-up pups! Some of the cutest Patriotic Paws participants will be recognized and have pictures posted on social media!
All dogs will receive a Patriotic Paw Parade Bandana for their dog! There will be prizes to the top three most patriotic pups!
Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports location on Thursday, November 5th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Friday, November 6th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All packets will be moved to the race site for raceday pick up beginning an hour before the race.
|Baymeadows Store:||3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217|
|San Marco Store:||2018 San Marco Blvd., Jax, FL 32207|
|Tapestry Park Store:||9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Jax, FL 32246|
|Jax Beach Store:||424 S. 3rd Street, Jax Beach, FL 32250|
Top placing male & female overall and male & female military veteran will receive $250 prize. Plaques will be awarded to top 3 overall male & female and top 3 male & female military veteran. Additional plaques will be awarded to male & female age groups.
Additionally, plaques to the top 3 “Most Patriotic Pups” with doggy goodie bags.
Shirts & Medals
Each participant will receive a Salute to Veterans Run shirt! This year’s medal & shirt theme is for the US Army! Go Army!
Post Race Celebration
Post Race there will be award ceremony, food and drinks, and family friendly kids zone with games, bounce houses, and more! All participants will get free entry to the Jacksonville Naval Museum using their bib.