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.