The Salute to Veterans Run (S2VR) Run/Walk has become a Jacksonville time honored tradition and longest running Veterans Day 5K in Jacksonville with this being the 8th year. The legacy of the S2VR has positioned itself as the premier event for the City of Jacksonville’s “Week of Valor.”
The 5K takes the 750+ runners along the beautiful St. Johns River and through parts of downtown Jacksonville; at the same time 500+ family, friends, and spectators are enjoying our large family oriented Race Village complete with food, drinks, bounce houses, several games and other activities. This race Salutes all Veterans with a unique start, by displaying the flags of all branches of the military services and singing a verse to each of branch service song. Additionally there will be prize drawings for all runners after the race and separate placing and team prizes awarded to Veterans and Active Military personnel making this truly a “Salute to Veterans” event!
The race primarily benefits two great causes that are near and dear to the City of Jacksonville community and their active military and veteran’s groups: Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA) and K9s for Warriors. For the past 10 years, the JHNSA has worked toward the goal of bringing a retired Naval Warship to Jacksonville to become the first US Navy Warship Museum in Florida! K9s for Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our Warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and other similar injuries. Their goal is to empower Warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.
|5K||5K Military, 5K Military Team Members, 5K Seniors 65+, 5K Children 13 and Under, 1 Mile Fun Run, Patriotic Paws Parade|
|Through July 31st||$20||$20|
|August 1st - September 30th||$30||$20|
|October 1st - November 9th||$40||$20|
|Day of Race||$45||$20|
Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds or entry transfers!
Online registration closes early. After online registration closes, you can still register in any 1st Place Sports store or on Race day.
You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our instore computers with no processing fee.
Patriotic Paws Parade
This is the 4th Annual 1-mile event — Bring your dressed-up pups! Some of the cutest Patriotic Paws participants will be recognized and have pictures posted on social media!
Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports location on Friday, November 8th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday, November 9th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All packets will be moved to the race site for raceday pick up beginning an hour before the race.
|Baymeadows Store:||3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217|
|San Marco Store:||2018 San Marco Blvd., Jax, FL 32207|
|Tapestry Park Store:||9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Jax, FL 32246|
|Jax Beach Store:||424 S. 3rd Street, Jax Beach, FL 32250|
Top placing male & female overall and male & female military veteran will receive $250 prize money courtesy of Chase plus a Seiko Watch courtesy of Underwood’s Jewelers. Plaques will be awarded to top 3 overall male & female and top 3 male & female military veteran. Additional plaques will be awarded to male & female age groups.
Additionally plaques to the top 3 “Most Patriotic Pups” with doggy goodie bags.
Each participant will receive a technical shirt!
Post Race Celebration
Post Race there will be prize drawings for runners present (using pull off from race bib), award ceremony, food and drinks, and family friendly kids zone with games, bounce houses, and more!