Presented by

Encore Boston Harbor

Virtual Challenge on Veterans Day Weekend

Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8

The DAV 5K Run to Honor Veterans presented by Encore Boston Harbor is a run, walk and roll that thanks those who served. Help further the mission of DAV to ensure our injured heroes are not alone on their road to recovery. When you participate in the DAV 5K and encourage others to support this event, you are investing in the lives of our wounded American heroes who have sacrificed for our freedoms.

Join us virtually as we celebrate DAV’s 100th Anniversary in 2020. Run or walk from anywhere to support our local Massachusetts veterans.

Last year, over 1,200 participants from 200+ Massachusetts communities raced their way along DCR Castle Island and raised over $200,000 to support the DAV’s mission of empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.

Together, we are fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served.

DAV Celebrates 100th Anniversary

This year marks DAV’s 100th year of service to our veterans. We are celebrating this milestone in some BIG WAYS and hope that you and your friends can join us. Veterans need our help today, as much as they did a century ago.

What is the DAV 5K Virtual Race?

A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, or on the track.

When is the DAV 5K Virtual Race?

Veterans Day Weekend: starting on Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8.

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.


New for the DAV 5K Boston Virtual Challenge is our mobile app, available on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Inside the app you can register, upload your results, take your photo in the Encore Boston Harbor Photo Booth and check out the DAV 5K Boston Training Plans presented by Under Armour.


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!


DAV 5K Boston Presented by

Encore Boston Harbor

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 sponsorship@dav5k.boston for the 2020 Sponsorship Package.

2019 DAV 5K Boston Sponsors & Partners