The 10th Annual Run for Vets
Join us on July 4, 2019 as we celebrate our 10th 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.
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 chip-timed race. 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: Thursday, July 4, 2019 @ 7:30 AM
Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park (4451 N Vantage Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72703).
Age Categories: Overall medals are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place race winners. We also give awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place race winners within the following age categories:
- Jr. High
- High School
- 19 – 30
- 31 – 40
- 41 – 50
- 51 – 60
- 61 – 70
- 71 +
Pre-registration opens on May 6th and ends on July 2nd. Packet pickup is from 3:30-6:30 PM on July 3rd at Apple Blossom Brewery in Fayetteville. Registration begins at 6:15 AM on July 4th, and will close at 7:15 AM.
We welcome both individuals and teams to participate in the race. Teams receive a $5 per registration discount, and you can register a team of 5 or team of 10. All proceeds benefit Veteran clients of 7hills.
The race follows an out and back course starting at the trail head in the park and proceeding counterclockwise on the Lake Fayetteville trail. Runners will turn around just past the Botanical Gardens. The race is chip-timed, the walk is un-timed.
We’ll have lots of fun raffle prizes, with raffle tickets available for purchase prior to the race. We hope to see you there!
Fundraise for 7hills
Once you register as an individual or a team, you can create a Facebook fundraiser and ask your peers to support your Run for the Veterans. Make sure you use “Run for Vets” in your fundraiser title. Prizes will be given to the top fundraisers the day of the race.
Every dollar raised – from registration to fundraising – goes to 7hills Homeless Center, and is reserved to support Veterans in our Day Center and housing programs.
Thank You To Our Partners
(Sponsor logos coming soon. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email us at [email protected]
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.