Salute to Veterans Run

Jacksonville Naval Museum, 203 E Coastline Drive

Saturday, November 12, 2022

5K at 8:00 AM | 1 Mile Fun Run & Patriotic Paws Parade at 8:45 AM

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About this Race

Jacksonville Naval Museum

Join us for a Tour of the USS Orleck

Join Us!

The Salute to Veterans Run (S2VR) Run/Walk has become a Jacksonville time honored tradition and is the longest running Veterans Day 5K in Jacksonville with this being the 11th year. What makes this event special is the recent arrival of the Jacksonville Naval Museum; the historic World War II built destroyer, the USS ORLECK!

The 5K will take place at the pier of the USS Orleck and will take runners through scenic downtown Jacksonville. The race will kick off by paying tribute to each service by displaying the service flag and playing the service song allowing military service-members and Veteran’s to sing along.

We are exited to bring back the Patriotic Paws Parade which is a 1 mile run/walk with your best dressed fur baby. Prizes will be awarded to the top best dressed and goodies will be given to all four legged participants.

There will be post race awards for individual categories as well as team prizes awarded to Veterans and Active Military personnel making this truly a “Salute to Veterans” event!

All registered participants will receive free entry to the Jacksonville Naval Museum. For more information regarding the museum, please visit: Participants will have up to one year to use their bib for entry into the museum.

To Benefit

The race primarily benefits the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA). 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! 

Entry Fees

5K5K Military, 5K Military Team Members, 5K Seniors 65+, 5K Children 13 and Under, 1 Mile Fun Run, Patriotic Paws Parade
Until August 31st$30$25
September 1 - September 30th$35$25
October 1st - October 31st$40$25
November 1st - November 11th$45$25
Day of Race$50$25

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds or entry transfers!



You will receive race instructions the week of the event. These will include your assigned race bib number and your selected pickup location where you will need to pick up your race packet.  The email will also contain updated information for the event including parking instructions. Be sure that our 1st Place Sports emails are not going to your junk folder to ensure that you receive this important email.

Register Now!


» Click Here to Register Online

Online registration closes early. After online registration closes, you can still register in any 1st Place Sports store or on Race day.

In person:

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 6th 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!

Paw Parade Point of Contact: Isabel Guerrero
Contact Email Address:

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports location on Thursday, November 10th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Friday, November 11th 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


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 will feature the USS Orleck and incorporate all branches of service! You do not want to miss this years medal! It is going to be one of a kind. 

Post Race Celebration

Post Race Celebration will take place at the USS Orleck onboard the vessel with an amazing view of our beautiful city. Refreshments will be provided and include a post race beer! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and stay tuned for details on who will be sponsoring this years post race refreshments.

Volunteers and Sponsor Opportunities

For general race information and questions, race sponsorship, and support opportunities, email the Race Director Isabel Guerrero at