Official City of Jacksonville Week of Valor Event!

veterans5k_logo-1November 6, 2016 @ 8am

Are you ready to hit the ground running for the USS ADAMS Museum’s annual Salute to Veterans 5K in Downtown Jacksonville?! Be part of one of the fastest growing and most patriotic 5K runs and an official Jacksonville Week of Valor event while supporting the USS ADAMS Museum, K9s For Warriors and other Veterans Service Organizations.

This year you can expect:

  • Military, Veteran and patriotic running groups will receive awards for place, size and spirit.
  • A $250 prize will be given to the 1st Place overall Male and Female finishers.
  • Thanks to CHASE, there will be FREE food, party favors and lots of patriotic giveaways!
  • Sing your favorite service songs with over 500 runners as we gear up for the race to begin!
  • We’ll be ringing the USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) Bell to start the race!
  • All registered runners will receive a coveted tech shirt.
  • Best yet, we’ve added a Patriotic Paws Parade, a fun dog-walking event with a prize for the dog with the best patriotic costume!

Sign-up now at!


To Benefit

This event benefits the effort to BRING HOME THE USS ADAMS and supports K9s For Warriors!

Entry Fees

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

5K 5K Military, Seniors 65+,
Children 13 and Under
5K Military Team Patriotic Paw Parade:
1 Mile
1 Mile
Through October 31st $25 $20 $20 $20 $20
November 1st – November 5th $30 $20 $20 $20 $20
Day of Race $35 $20 $20 $20 $20


There is a $2.00 discount if you own your own chip, but chip number must be entered during registration process.

Register Now


» Click Here to Register Online

Online registration closes the day prior to the beginning of packet pickup. 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 in-store computers!

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

Patriotic Paw Parade

This is a new 1 Mile event! Bring your dressed up pooches and critters! Some of the cutest Patriotic Paws participants will be recognized and have pictures posted on social media, maybe regular media too!

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports store location on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. All packets will be moved to the race site for race day 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
Town Center Store: 4870 Big Island Dr., Jax, FL 32246
Jax Beach Store: 424 S. 3rd Street, Jax Beach, FL 32250
Orange Park Store: 2186 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073


1st place overall Male and 1st Place overall Female will receive $250 in prize money!

Awards will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers and to the top three male and female finishers in age groups from 12 and Under to 80 and over.

Some of the cutest Patriotic Paws participants will be recognized and have pictures posted on social media, maybe regular media too!

Military Team Awards:

Largest Military Group
Fastest Military Group
Most Spirited Military Group
Top two Commodore’s Unit Award


Post Race Celebration

Post race food and beverage is sponsored by Chase Bank.

Technical Shirts

Each participant will receive a technical shirt!


A FUN and easy community service hours event! For information on volunteering, please email Ed Santiago at or call (757) 288-1079.

Sponsors and Vendors

If you are looking for more information on sponsoring this event or are a vendor, contact Ashley at or call (904) 910-5241.

Team Sign-ups

Military/Veteran Teams interested in running as a unit and competing for “Best of” awards email Dennis Volpe or call (904) 861-9155.

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