The Jacksonville Salute to Veterans Run 5K and 1 Mile Patriotic Paws Parade is back and will be taking place on November 11th, 2023 at the USS Orleck in Downtown Jacksonville.
What’s even better this year is we are adding a LIVE concert to our Post Race Party on the Pier showcasing Paris Winningham from Bold City Classics, a Jacksonville fan favorite! VIP Tickets are being sold individually for $10 each and include guaranteed seating for the concert and access to the Museum. (Must be redeemed day of event)
-1 Mile Patriotic Paws Parade
-FREE Admission to the USS Orleck for participants
-$10.00 Museum Admission for friends and family
-VIP Ticket Sales for the Concert. (100 Seats only)
-Best running medals with a Challenge Coin look/design
-Race Village with local sponsors
-Awards and Prizes
-Bounce House for the kiddos
Special Post Race Party Event Guest
Join us for the post race party with special guest Paris Winningham, Jacksonville native, Navy Veteran and contestant from Season 21 of the Voice!
ABOUT THIS RACE
The Salute to Veterans Run (S2VR) Run/Walk is a time-honored tradition and the longest-running Veterans Day 5K in Jacksonville. This being the 12th year of the event, the legacy of the S2VR has positioned itself as a premier event for the City of Jacksonville’s “Week of Valor.”
The 5K takes 750+ runners along the beautiful St. Johns River and through parts of downtown Jacksonville; at the same time family, friends, and spectators are enjoying our large family-oriented Race Village complete with food, drinks, bounce houses, several games, and assorted activities.
We plan on making this the largest Veterans Day 5K the City of JAX has ever had with some added events! This year’s celebration will take place on Saturday, November 11th at 3:30 at the pier of the USS Orleck. The race salutes all veterans with a unique start, by displaying the flags of all branches of the military services and singing a verse of each branch service song.
We will begin with the Patriotic Paws parade which is a 1-mile fun walk/run with your best-dressed dog. After the parade, we will commence the 5K Run/Walk. Immediately after we have a fantastic post-run celebration complete with a FREE beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available), a FREE food item, access for FREE entry to tour the USS Orleck (only offered on Race Day), and a FREE live concert for entertainment.
Additionally, there will be prize drawings for all runners after the race with separate placing and team prizes awarded to Civilians, Veterans, and Active Military personnel making this truly a “Salute to Veterans” event!
PATRIOTIC PAWS PARADE
SHIRTS AND MEDALS
POST RACE CELEBRATION
VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES
For general race information and questions, race sponsorship, and support opportunities, email the Race Director Isabel Guerrero at [email protected]. All volunteers will receive proof of volunteer hours upon request.
Contact us for more event information and sponsorships:
Patriotic Paws Parade Director