2021 Veterans VA5K

Sun November 7, 2021 Lexington, KY 40511 US RaceJoy Ready

2021 Veterans VA5K Event

1:00PM EST - 3:00PM EST
Run with us virtually!

Virtual Veterans VA5K Event

Press Release-2020 Veterans VA5K Donates Proceeds to Veterans

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The sixth annual Veterans VA5K will be held the weekend before Veterans Day with a virtual event and a live event if pandemic restrictions are lifted.  

There are two events to choose from:

**The LIVE-IN PERSON event will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, Nov. 7  at the Lexington VA Health Care System Franklin R. Sousley Campus, 2250 Leestown Road.  Race packets for the in person event will be available for pickup at the event.

**The virtual event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6-7.  Virtual registration race packets will be mailed.  

The event will benefit the Lexington VA medical centers and the soon-to-be-constructed Lexington Fisher House, which will provide lodging for the families of veterans being treated at the medical center. The Lexington Division of Community Corrections and Columbia Gas of Kentucky and its NiVets employee resource group are presenting and coordinating sponsors of the event.  

Race Route at VA Hospital, Lexington, KY. Nov. 7:  https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1645448


Cost: Early registration for live event participants who will not participate in the virtual event is $32 per adult age 18 and older, $20 for youths under 18, and $25 per member for teams of 10 or more. The virtual entry fee is $39 for adults age 18 or older, $27 for youths under 18, and $35 per member for teams of 10 or more and includes postage for the race packet. After Oct. 25 through the day of the event, an additional $5 will be charged per registrant. T-shirts and goody bags are guaranteed only for participants who register by Oct. 25. Online registration is open through Nov.7 at https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Lexington/VeteransVA5K. 

Shirts: There are two shirts to choose from, either short or long sleeved.  The long sleeved shirt has an extra charge based on size.  See registration link for pricing.

Packet Pickup: Race packets, including numbered bibs and t-shirts, can be picked up from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on race day.  Virtual participants will receive their packet by U.S. mail. 

Awards: Prizes will go to the top five male and female finishers overall and top three finishers in each of the following age groups for males and females: Under 10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-100, and all over 100.  There will be no duplication of awards.

AUSA Military Cash Prizes for Selected Participants Below  -  All VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT winners require official team leader certification of their time to be eligible for prizes.

  • JROTC Male & Female - 1st Finisher: $50, 2nd Finisher: $25
  • Senior ROTC Male & Female - 1st Finisher: $50, 2nd Finisher: $25
  • Army Recruit  -  1st Finisher: $50, 2nd Finisher: $25
  • Army National Guard - 1st Finisher: $50, 2nd Finisher: $25
  • Army Reserve - 1st Finisher: $50, 2nd Finisher: $25
  • AUSA Chapter Member - 1st Finisher: $50, 2nd Finisher: $25
  • Largest Military Team - $150
  • Fastest 6 Person Military Team (4 male and 2 female): $25 each

Race Day Schedule: Registration and packet pickup will be from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Sousley campus. Activities for participants and their families will begin at Noon. The timed race will begin at 1 pm. The awards ceremony and door prize presentations will begin at 2 pm or as soon as times are tabulated. Coffee and hot chocolate will be available for registered participants before the race. Refreshments will be provided post-race.

Virtual time entry:  Either use RunSignUp or download the RaceJoyApp. for virtual tracking.  https://www.racejoy.net/participants

Parking/Restrooms: Parking and restrooms will be available at the Sousley campus.

Additional Info: Contact Race Directors Susan Murray (susanmurray@nisource.com or 859-288-6350) or Chuck Burton ( cburton@lexingtonky.gov or 859-693-9345). 

2250 Leestown Rd
Lexington, KY US 40511
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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.veteransva5k.com.


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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the 2021 Veterans VA5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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