2023 Veterans & Military Council 5k

Sat November 4 2023 Bethlehem, PA 18017 US Directions

Events

5k Run/Walk

9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

5k Ruck

9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

9:45AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Place

Bicentennial Park
5351 Park West Lane
Bethlehem, PA US 18017

Description

Join us for our annual 5K Ruck ‘n Run/Walk to honor veterans during Veterans Appreciation Week. Join Lehigh Valley colleges, universities, businesses and community members as we Ruck OR Run/Walk to recognize and honor all veterans throughout the Lehigh Valley. 
Offering an in-person race with 5K Ruck and Run/Walk options in addition to a 1 mile Fun Run/Walk option*. The course is an off road grass course through the scenic Bicentennial park. 
Can my dog run with me?
As much as we love dogs they are not allowed to run our races. Please keep your pup at home.
 
Participants who register and make a $30 minimum donation, by October 28, will have the option of an event beanie or water bottle. Donations will go to Shamrock Reins.
In Person Race Details:
  • Race Day Check-in: 8 AM-9 AM**
  • 5K begins promptly at 9 AM
  • 1 mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 9:45 AM 
  • Awards Presentation: 10:30 AM
  • Community Event featuring music, vendors, and food trucks: 8AM-11AM
Age Groups: Each race option (Ruck and Run/Walk) will include seven (7) age groups. Ruckers are strongly encouraged to carry a minimum 10% of their body weight. This will be the honor system; we will not be weighing rucksacks this year.
  • 12 and Under
  • 13-18
  • 19-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+
Awards:
  • Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group for the 5K Ruck and 5K Run/Walk options. *The Fun Run/Walk is a non-competitive option with no timing or awards.
  • The college or university team with the most participants (Ruck, Run/Walk, and Fun Run/Walk combined), earns a plaque to be displayed on their campus and BRAGGING RIGHTS!
  • The business/company team with the most participants (Ruck, Run/Walk, and Fun Run/Walk combined), earns a plaque to be displayed at their workplace and BRAGGING RIGHTS!
**Day of registration will be available for a $5 fee.
Let’s come together to support the Veterans in the Lehigh Valley area. 

Presenting Sponsors

Veteran & Military Partner

Silver & Bronze Sponsors

DEI Champions

Supporter

Colleges & Universities

Race Contact Info

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Driving Directions

GPS: Bicentennial Park West, Colony Drive, Bethlehem 

From Airport Rd. (Rt. 987) & Nor-Bath Blvd. (Rt. 329): South on Airport Road, 1.6 miles to light at Hanoverville Road. Turn right on to Snowdrift Road for 1 block to Stop sign. Turn left onto Colony Drive. Follow Colony Drive, approximately 1.4 miles to Park West Lane. Turn Right into the park, following driveway to parking lot. 

From Airport Road & Hanoverville Rd.: From Hanoverville Road, continue through the traffic light onto Snowdrift Road to stop sign (1 block). Turn left on Colony Drive. Follow Colony Drive, approximately 1.4 miles to Park West Lane (sign for Bicentennial Park). Turn right int the park, following the driveway into the parking lot. 

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