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.

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
– Hot dogs, snacks, coffee, hot chocolate, Powerade, 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!

Stick around after the race for the Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at Soldiers Memorial Military Museum and Parade hosted by the City of St. Louis.

Length: Timed 5K run/walk and one-mile fun-run
Cost: $30* (free kids’ dash), $35 beginning on November 8
Veterans and first responders receive a $5 discount.
*All paid participants receive a free moisture-wicking long-sleeve shirt and race bag!
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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 from 10am-7pm at Big River Running Company located at 13969 Manchester Rd, Manchester, MO 63011. You can also pick up your packet 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 new household items to donate to our clients who are veterans. Clients need the following new items to get started in their homes: full size and twin size sheet sets (including pillow cases), shower curtain and hooks, dish soap, 8 pack of hangers, toilet paper and kitchen size trash bags.

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
Taylor Crane Rental
Wells Fargo Advisors
Veterans Care Coordination
Sterett Crane & Rigging
Doster Ullom & Boyle, LLC
Lewis Rice
HeplerBroom LLC
St. Louis BattleHawks
Bommarito Automotive
Korein Tillery
Concord Village Lions Club
James and Patricia McAtee