The 11th Annual Run for Vets
Join us on July 4, 2020 as we celebrate our 11th Annual Run for Veterans race and walk. This event is a great way to kick off your holiday while giving back to Veterans in need in our community. It may be virtual this year but it’s still a great opportunity to get active, celebrate the Fourth of July, and support a great cause.
Sorry, no refunds, it’s for the Vets!
4 Mile Race
1 Mile Walk
About this event
Something For Everyone!
Run for Vets is a quick, fun, family-friendly event. The 4 mile race is a timed race, using the ItsYourRace app to time your run. The 1-mile fun walk is un-timed, and open to those who wish to participate, but do not want to run. For questions or additional information, please email us at [email protected].
When: Saturday, July 4, 2020 through Saturday, July 11, 2020
Location: VIRTUAL – Run or walk from anywhere!
Age Categories: Due to this year’s race being virtual, we’ve suspended finisher medals both for overall and in age categories. We will resume this tradition next year, when we can see you all in person! If participating in the 4-mile, your times will be posted here.
Register via ItsYourRace. You’ll need to download the app to participate, time your run, and have your results posted. All proceeds benefit Veteran clients of 7hills. Sorry, no refunds, it’s for our Vets!
This year’s race will be on a course of your choosing! Whether you run on your local trail system, on your neighborhood sidewalk, or take a scenic route, you can participate in 2020 Run for Vets!
Fundraise for 7hills
Create a fundraiser and ask your peers to support your Run for the Vets! Make sure you use “Run for Vets” in your fundraiser title. All proceeds benefit Veteran clients of 7hills.
The Run for Veterans Story
In 2009, Veterans Jon Benedict, Janet Stockton-Taylor, and Jerry Bailey had been supporting charitable events in our community for some time, but felt they had yet to achieve a dream of theirs: to combine their love of running with their desire to support Veterans in need.
On June 3, 2009,after many years of volunteering for other races and lots of planning, they committed themselves to the cause. The dream of having a race on the 4th of July to support Veterans was going to be a reality. Thirty-one days later, Run for Veterans was born. This first year, all proceeds went to support transportation costs for veterans attending the National Veterans Wheelchair Games – the largest wheelchair event of its kind in the world.