Veterans Development Corporation

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Veterans Development Corporation

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Celebrate Veterans Day 2023 in South Boston

DCR Fort Independence at Castle Island

In 2023, we look forward to returning to DCR Fort Independence at Castle Island to celebrate Veterans Day together on November 11! Race with us on one of the "fastest and flattest" race courses and stay for our famous "post-race feast" at the DAV 5K Boston. #VetsRunBoston

We are thrilled to be back at DCR Fort Independence at Castle Island and cannot wait to see you and all of our DAV 5K Boston friends and family on Veterans Day 2023. 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.

Due to overwhelmingly positive feedback, the DAV 5K Boston team will ship race kits, including your runner shirt and bib number, in advance to all participants to streamline your DAV 5K Boston race day experience. This makes for a more enjoyable race day experience as you can arrive at DCR Fort Independence already wearing your shirt and bib number so you're ready to race and have fun with your friends and family!

The DAV 5K Boston 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 the DAV Department of Massachusetts 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?

Come race on one of Boston’s "fastest and flattest" 5K courses and then sprint to the finish line outside DCR Fort Independence! Invite your friends and family to come race with you! #VetsRunBoston

When is the DAV 5K Boston?

Veterans Day: Saturday, 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.

Register today to receive the limited edition 2023 shirt and finisher's medal



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!

Help your fellow veterans here in Massachusetts by making a donation to DAV Department of Massachusetts.

For donations greater than $100, donors will be contacted with a gift from the DAV 5K Boston.


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 for the 2023 Sponsorship Package.

2023 DAV 5K Boston Presenting Sponsor

2023 DAV 5K Boston Sponsors & Partners