Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk 2020


ANNOUNCEMENT: The Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk presented by Keeley Companies is going virtual! We have been monitoring the pandemic closely and do not want to risk the safety of race participants and volunteers by hosting an in-person event. You can still join us in the virtual race to end veteran homelessness. Register by November 7, run/walk and report your results by November 21.

A Virtual Race is a race in which you can run/walk from any location you choose. You can run or walk on the road, trail or treadmill. You get to run/walk at your own pace and time it yourself.  The Veterans Day Run/Walk includes a virtual 5K, One-Mile run/walk and a new Virtual Half-Marathon. Each distance can be completed in increments from November 7 to November 21. Now, you can choose the warmest days in November to complete your race to end veteran homelessness!

If you have already registered, your registration has been transferred to the virtual  race. For those of you who want an additional challenge, you can transfer to the Half-Marathon at no additional fee.

Encourage your family and friends to join you to honor our nation’s heroes and raise awareness and resources to end veteran homelessness. Proceeds from the virtual race benefit St. Patrick Center.

St. Patrick Center’s veteran programs offer comprehensive housing, employment and other support services for veterans struggling with poverty, homelessness and behavioral health issues. After serving our country, these veterans and their families need help with housing placement, financial stability counseling, landlord engagement, direct case management, transportation and employment assistance. While less than one percent of our population are veterans, they comprise 24% of St. Patrick Center’s client population. Last year, St. Patrick Center helped more than 800 veterans and their families who were experiencing homelessness.

Virtual Distances: 5K, One-Mile and Half-Marathon (13.1 Miles)
Cost (all distances): $35 – Veterans and active military receive a $10 discount.
*All paid participants receive a moisture-wicking long-sleeve shirt!

Shirt with enlarged sleeve design

Drive-Thru Shirt Pick-Up
Location: World Wide Technology in Westport Plaza, 1 World Wide Way, St. Louis, MO 63146
Dates/Times: Thursday 11/5 from 11am-2pm & Friday 11/6 from 3pm-6pm
Please have your confirmation email pulled up on your mobile device or printed off.
To have your shirt shipped to you instead, choose the shipping option for a $10 additional fee when registering.

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.

Track your progress with RaceJoy. Download the RaceJoy app on your mobile device and connect to the Veterans Day 5k event. RaceJoy lets you track your progress and submit your results. If you’re on a team, you can see your teammates’ progress as well. Encourage your family and friends to download the RaceJoy app too so they can follow your race progress and send you cheers and messages.

Check out photos from the 2019 Veterans Day 5K here!

Questions? Please contact Maggie Kloppenberg at or 314-802-5418.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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Bommarito Automotive Group
Jim & Pat McAtee
St. Louis Development Corporation