Veterans Memorial 5k Race

The 6th Annual Veterans Memorial 5k Race will be Saturday November 14, 2020 from 7AM-10AM on the Square in Marietta, GA.

Greeting from your Legion’s Veterans Memorial 5K Race Committee! 

As most of you know we had to postpone this year’s 5k race scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend until Sat. Nov. 14th , 2020 due to the corona virus.  We are excited to have this new date because it will be 3 days after Veterans Day of Nov. 11th,  so this date gives us an excellent opportunity to honor our veterans and to raise monies for our veterans charities. 

I know you will see information in our newsletter and at the post about this event but I wanted to appeal to each of you to find a way to participate and support our 6th Annual Veterans Memorial 5k that will be held on the Marietta square beginning at 7:30 am on Sat. Nov. 14th.   This 5k is our largest fund raiser to support our veterans and veterans charities.  We have awarded over $325,000 in the past 5 years to these charities and we are looking to raise over $150,000 this year.   For those of you who do not remember the charities we support they are:  The Shepherd’s Men SHARE Military Initiative at the Shepherds Spinal Hospital,  The Georgia National Guard Foundation that is operated by the Georgia National Guard, and our Service Office of the American Legion Post 29.   The monies raised from this event goes to do great work in making monies available to help our veterans with financial support and other areas of need.

This year we are having to two opportunities to participate in the 5k – We are having the live race on the square , but we are also having a virtual race ( Run at your own pace race- or phantom runners).  Unfortunately this year we have decided not to have the Military Appreciation Celebration after the race.

Please see a list of ways that you can participate in this years 5k! 

+  Become a sponsor of the race – recommend a sponsor- brochures are at the post or email me – many sponsorship levels available

+ Become a race participant by becoming a runner, walker or phantom runner – register on line on our website – race flyers at the post

+ Make a $100 donation and receive our famous golf shirts with the race logo – see the bartenders or email me !

+ Recruit a runner , or walker or phantom runner to your friends and business associates -flyers at the post

+ Discounts are available to large groups of 10 or more runners or walkers-

+ Recommend this event to your friends, business associates, school groups , churches and others.  

+ Become a volunteer to help with this event

Visit our webpage.

See us on Facebook.

Register online.

Paper forms are available in the Social Quarters and RIGHT HERE.