The Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System in partnership with the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 175 and the Knights of Columbus Assembly #3552 Saint Francis of Assisi is proud to announce the fourth annual VA Bull City Run, Walk & Roll 5K! The event will be held on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 8:00 am. We will be inviting our community to celebrate Veterans, their families, and loved ones through a healthy, fun-filled, and family- friendly event.
The event will begin and end at the Durham VA Health Care System located at 508 Fulton Street in Durham, NC. The route will be accessible for participants to run, walk, or roll. The course will take participants through the beautiful Watts Hospital-Hillandale area near the VA campus and will be open to participants of all skill levels. Throughout the course there will be race support personnel to assist with any equipment or grade challenges. Download for the 5k course map will be coming soon.
START TIME: The event will begin at 8:00 am with the start of the 5K. The VA Yankee Doodle Dash will begin at 9:15 am.
The participant entry fee will be the following:
$30 for timed participants (must register by April 4th)
$35 for timed participants (registered after April 4th)
$25 for non-timed participants (must register by April 4th)
$30 for non-timed participants (registered after April 4th)
$25 for Veteran participants (amount will remain the same regardless of registration date)
$25 for virtual participants (amount will remain the same regardless of registration date)
$10 for VA Kids Yankee Doodle Dash
Event T-shirts are guranteed for participants who register before April 4th, 2019.
The awards for the 5K will be given to the top three male and female runners/walkers and top three male and female rollers. Awards will also be given to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups - (male and female) 14-under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 , 60-69 and 70+.
NOTE--->: Packet Pickup is on Friday, May 3rd from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm at the front entrance of the Durham VA Health Care System. Walk-in registrations will be accepted during these hours as well as on Saturday morning starting at 7:00 am. Payment is check or cash only.
The proceeds from this year’s VA Bull City Run, Walk & Roll 5K will help to support scholarships for Veterans served by the Durham VA Health Care System to attend National Veterans Rehab Events. For many of our Veterans, recovering from a serious illness or injury is one of the hardest things they will ever face. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) offers adaptive sports, art therapy and recreation programs to help Veterans re-define their capabilities, establish rehabilitative goals, and discover their true potential in a therapeutic environment. Through each step Veterans find increased confidence, self-esteem, independence, and a higher quality of life. Your support will help our Veterans reach their goals. Visit www.va.gov/adaptivesports for more information on the National Veterans Rehab Events.