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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Andrews

Honoring our Veterans at the DAV5K

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the DAV5K Atlanta race as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to find and write race reviews!”

Last Saturday, Nov 10, in honor of Veteran's Day I ran the Disabled American Veterans 5K (DAV5K) Atlanta race ( The DAV5K raises funds to help support disabled veterans and their families. I was proud and inspired to support a race that had a great cause to help those who have sacrificed much for my freedom. How was the race?

Packet Pickup

Packet pick up was at Phidippides in Ansley Mall, former Olympian Jeff Galloway's store, the day before the race. There was plenty of free parking and pick was super quick. The shirt had two shirts, one for civilians and another military men and women. I was in and out of packet pick up in 5 minutes.

Race Day

The race was at Piedmont Park and we ran around the perimeter of the park starting at the gate at Charles Allen and heading north on 10th Street. The route was great. The hills were not that bad. It was super cold, but at least it wasn't raining. At the finish, veterans received medals and we all received breakfast from Chick-Fil-A. My finishing time was 32:59.

Overall it was a great race and I had a fun time running with veterans and their families.

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