Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk 2019


We’re excited to announce that the 4th Annual Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk presented by Keeley Companies will be held on Saturday, November 9 at Soldiers Memorial in Downtown St. Louis. Registration is now open!

The Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk, presented by Keeley Companies, includes a timed 5K, one-mile fun-run, FREE Kids’ Dash and many fun-filled activities. This is a family-friendly event to honor our nation’s heroes and raise awareness for veteran homelessness. Last year, St. Patrick Center helped more than 1,100 veterans (20% of our client population) and their families who were experiencing homelessness.

The Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk event includes a runner’s village featuring: 
– Photo opportunities with a bald eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary
– Appearances by Fred Bird & Louie
– Snacks, coffee, hot chocolate, water, beer (21+)
– Activities for the whole family including a bubble bus, face-painting and yard games
– Music by DJ Big Papa G and more!

Length: Timed 5K run/walk and one-mile fun-run
Cost: $30* (free kids’ dash), $35 beginning on November 8
Veterans receive a $5 discount and a free “Proud Veteran” sticker to wear.
*All paid participants receive a free moisture-wicking long-sleeve shirt and race bag!

Get your family, friends and co-workers together and register a team! The team with the most registered participants will win an award for raising the most awareness for veteran homelessness in our community.

9:00am– 5K
9:05am – One-mile route
10:00am– Kids’ dash
10:15am– 5K awards (age groups from 19 and below to 70+)
10:30am– Veterans Day Observance Ceremony
12:00pm– Parade


Packet pick-up is on Friday, November 8 (time & location TBA) or before the race begins on Saturday, November 9. When you are picking up your race gear at packet pick-up or race day, please consider bringing household items to donate to our clients who are veterans. These clients and their families need items such as bedding, pillows, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, cooking utensils and brooms to get started in their new homes.

Check out photos from the 2018 Veterans Day 5K here!

View our many event sponsorship options and benefits here. If you aren’t able to sponsor, we have many other ways for you to get involved. Check out how you can help. For any questions, please contact Maggie Kloppenberg at or 314-802-5418.


Thank you to our sponsors:


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St. Louis Development Corporation
First Community Credit Union