- 3 miles/5K
- Road Race
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.