Proudly Presented by

Veterans Development Corporation

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Veterans Day

DCR Fort Independence at Castle Island

In 2023, we look forward to returning to DCR Fort Independence at Castle Island to celebrate in person this Veterans Day on November 11th! Come run with the DAV 5K Boston and #FinishInTheFort!

We are thrilled to be back at Fort Independence and cannot wait to see you and all of our DAV 5K Boston friends and family again. The DAV 5K Boston race committee is working with our municipal partners at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the DCR, State Police and the City of Boston to ensure a safe and responsible family-friendly event experience. The DAV 5K Boston team is taking extra care this year to keep you safe, including shipping race kits in advance to all participants.

The DAV 5K Run to Honor Veterans is a run, walk or roll that thanks those who served and raises awareness of the issues our ill and injured veterans face every day. This event helps further the mission of DAV to ensure our injured heroes are not alone on their road to recovery.

Click here to watch the 2022 DAV 5K Boston highlight video and see the photo galleries.

2022 results are online here.

What is the DAV 5K Boston?

Boston’s only 5K race that finishes inside the DCR Fort Independence. Come race on one of Boston’s flattest and fastest 5K courses and then sprint to the finish line inside Fort Independence! Invite your friends and family to come #FinishintheFort with you!

When is the DAV 5K Boston?

Veterans Day Weekend 2023: Sunday, November 11, 2023

Back By Popular Demand

We are excited to showcase the Top Teams and Top Individual Fundraisers. The Top 3 Teams & Top 3 Individual Fundraisers will be awarded on race day at the Closing Ceremonies.

Stay Updated

Follow DAV 5K on social media for the latest event updates and special offers. Use #DAV5KBoston and #VetsRunBoston to explore the DAV 5K Boston community on social media.


As a thank you for their service, all veterans, service members, active-duty, reservists, National Guard, and cadets are eligible for exclusive benefits on race weekend!


When your company makes a decision to be an advocate for injured veterans, people will pay attention! DAV has been committed to serving veterans for 100 years, and we have a proven track record of success – helping our Massachusetts veterans obtain needed benefits and services.

Interested in sponsoring the DAV 5K Boston? Please email events@tracs.net for the 2023 Sponsorship Package.

2023 DAV 5K Boston Presenting Sponsor

2023 DAV 5K Boston Sponsors & Partners