Veterans Development Corporation

Proudly Presented by

Veterans Development Corporation

Saturday, November 9, 2024

Celebrate Veterans Day Weekend in South Boston

DCR Fort Independence at Castle Island

In 2024, we look forward to returning to DCR Fort Independence at Castle Island to celebrate Veterans Day Weekend together on November 9! 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. 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 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. To continue showing your supporting, please consider making a donation to the DAV Department of Massachusetts. The DAV helps more than one million veterans each year in positive, life-changing ways, at no cost to them. From the Berkshires to Provincetown, the DAV Department of Massachusetts supports our local veterans everyday with their programs and services.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the eighth annual DAV 5K Boston at DCR Fort Independence at Castle Island.
A special thank you from the DAV 5K Boston race committee to our amazing partners from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the DCR, State Police, Boston EMS and the City of Boston to host a safe and responsible family-friendly event experience for our local veterans.

Click here to watch the 2023 DAV 5K Boston highlight video and see the photo galleries.

2023 results are online here.

Special thanks to our amazing media partner at WBZ-TV CBS Boston for putting together this news clip from Veterans Day 2023 at DCR Fort Independence at Castle Island in South Boston!

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 Weekend, Saturday, November 9, 2024

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!

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.

DAVMA Podcast

Did you know the DAV MA has a new podcast? 👀

The Great American Heroes Podcast will be featuring various supporters of the Disabled American Veterans program to discover more about the program itself and the fine people who are the driving force behind it.


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 2024 Sponsorship Package.

2024 DAV 5K Boston Presenting Sponsor

2024 DAV 5K Boston Sponsors & Partners