DAV 5K Newport News

DAV 5K Newport News

DAV 5K Newport News

( 1 review )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Newport News,
    United States
  • November
  • 3 miles/5K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Ben Wachter

Bumpass, Virginia, United States
20 24
"Come out for a great cause and have fun in the process!"
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Ben Wachter's thoughts:

This year was my first time hearing about the DAV5k and my first time running in one of their events. The DAV, which is short for Disabled American Veterans, is a support group that helps Veterans and their families. I ran in the Newport News event, which was also a first time running in this city.
The course was a loop with 3 Cul de Sac turnarounds and was very flat. To give more to the charity the race is not timed, another first for me so I decided to take my action cam out and record the run. I was also able to talk with several active military men and women that were running and of course we talked about running. Coming from a hilly part of Virginia I thought the flat course was great and would love to run a timed event on it. There was plenty of cheering for everyone crossing the finish and all military persons running receive a medal at the end.

Packet Pick up was super fast. You went to one tent and received your bib and a plastic bag, then went to another tent to get your shirt. I usually opt out of the shirt, but I'm glad I didn't this time. It was long sleeved and super soft. There were several event sponsors with tents talking with runners and families and an after race party as well.

Over all a super fun race and if they hold one in your area I recommend going.

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