The American Legion Veterans Memorial 5K Run/1K Walk And Tot Trot returns on November 14, 2020! This will be our sixth annual 5k Run in Marietta, Georgia. Although we will not run in person on the Marietta Square, we do encourage everyone to Run In Your Place.
The events are produced by Horace Orr American Legion Post 29 of Marietta. Post 29 is one of the oldest Legion posts in America, founded September 29, 1919. You can read some of the Post 29 history. The events fulfill several of our mandates as a Veterans organization. The money we raise is all distributed to honorable charities serving veterans in need in our community and state. The 5k Run helps us engage with the non-veteran community in a positive and patriotic manner. Lastly, our Military Celebration following the 5k Run allows us to share our belief in Americanism, patriotism, and the importance of honoring our fallen veterans.
This is a fun, family event that is growing each year. We hope you will spend the day at the location of their choice, running safely, and helping us support our veterans causes.