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October 14, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Veterans Park on Valleydale
4800 Valleydale Road

Hoover, AL 35242
(360) 440-9858

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National Veterans Day in Birmingham Fun Run/Walk and Veterans Ruck Challenge

Saturday, October 14

An event by the Birmingham's Veterans Day Committee and hosted by Team Red, White, & Blue, Alabama Veteran, & the Red Mountain Ruck Crew.

National Veterans Day in Birmingham hosts a 5K Family Fun Run/Walk in order to raise funds for veteran charities and raise awareness of all the events held in Birmingham during Veterans Day weekend.

 In addition, we have a 10K Veteran Challenge for the runner who would like a new challenge.

The 10K Veteran Challenge is a RUCK race with an emphasis on teams. (Individuals may run the race, but we encourage you to find a team of 4 or more.) Rucks are weighted backpacks or vests - 40 lbs. for the men and 25 lbs. for the women. Team time will be the average of all team participants. (*Due to availability of 40 lb. versus 45 lb. vest at sporting goods stores, we have decreased the men's weight requirement.)


 The charities will be determined by teams competing in the 10K. The military unit with the best time will receive 40% of the proceeds for their charity. Second Place will receive 20% and third receives 10%. The civilian team with the fastest average time will receive 30% for the veteran charity of their choice. Teams (or a representative of the team) will hand a representative of the charity their checks at the World Peace Luncheon on Veterans Day (Tuesday, November 11) before the Birmingham Veterans Day parade.