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5th ANNUAL

DENVER VETERANS DAY 5K

RUN. REJOICE. REMEMBER.

SATURDAY

NOVEMBER 9, 2013

JOIN US THIS VETERANS DAY WEEKEND TO CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT OUR NATION'S PAST AND PRESENT MILITARY HEROES.

We're proud to announce the 5th annual Denver Veterans Day 5K. The DVD5K is a memorial race that will begin on Denver's scenic Auraria Campus and continue into downtown.The DVD5K's mission is to celebrate and show support of our Veterans and their untiring efforts on Veterans Day. The event is hosted by the Cadet Community Leadership Association in coordination with The City of Denver, and the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC).

This fun Run & Walk benefits the Cadet Community Leadership Association, and the Russell B. Rippetoe Foundation.

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Saturday, November 9, 2013


RUN

Denver Veterans Day 5K Race

Benefitting the Cadet Community Leadership Association and the Russell B. Rippetoe Foundation

Race starts 8 am at the Tivoli Commons on the Auraria Campus

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REJOICE

Denver Veterans Day Parade

Pepsi Center to Broadway • 10 am


REMEMBER

Colorado Veterans Monument ceremony

14th & Lincoln • 11:30 am



Denver Veterans Day Celebration



Civic Center Park • Parade End - 4 pm

Family activities & fireworks show

Auraria Campus • 12 pm - 8 pm



HIGHLIGHTS


  • Open to everyone! Runners, ruckers, joggers, children, and pets
  • DVD5K is a qualifying race
  • Denver Veterans Day Parade after the 5K race
  • Fun family activities including camouflage face paint for kids
  • Fireworks show

Dogs are always welcome!


ABOUT THE 5K

2013 marks the 5th annual Denver Veterans Day 5K. Each year our event grows in numbers and in support with the community. We personally thank each and every participant for your patriotism and support. We are dedicated to making our 5K the best Veterans Day event to pay homage to our Nation's heroes.

Following the race will be the Denver Veterans Day Parade, Veterans Memorial Ceremony, and special events to be held on Auraria Campus. We welcome all patriots, interested in spending the day celebrating our nation's heroes!

This year's race will be run by Cadet Rob Bingham, a two tour veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a fourth-year Cadet in the Army ROTC program at Metropolitan State University.

THE ROUTE

We have an exciting new route this year that takes runners around campus, across Speer Boulevard, down the Cheery Creek Bike Path and back to campus.

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Route Map

REGISTRATION CONTRIBUTION

Civilian Registration

Veteran Registration

Team Registration (5 Runners)

Ripptoe Rucksack Challenge New this year!

Children 12 yrs & Under

$35

$25

$140

$40

FREE!


PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Race Bib
  • DVD5K T-shirt
  • Race Gift Bag

5K RACE TIMELINE

6:30 am

8:00 am

9:00 am

10:00 am

Registration Opens

Race Starts

Awards Ceremony

Denver Veterans Day Parade Begins

Just blocks away from the finish line!

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Rippetoe Rucksack Challenge

Want to show your true motivation and dedication this year in our toughest competition yet? Test your mettle this year with the Rippetoe Rucksack Challenge. Bring a 25-pound ruck/backpack to the event and race against some of Denver's toughest competitors. Rippetoe Rucksack Challenge champion will be awarded a special prize.

Learn more about the Russell B. Rippetoe Foundation


OUR HISTORY

The first Denver Veterans Day 5K was successfully completed in 2009, lead by ROTC Cadre. There were approximately 220 participants, and the race was deemed a huge success.

The 2010 DVD5K was led under cadre supervision by Cadet Garrett Hothan, a third year Cadet and student at the University of Colorado Denver. The race size jumped to over 300 participants in its second year.

The 2011 DVD5K was led by Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, Cadet Rob Bingham. The 2011 race showed a strong increase in public awareness and even Congressman Ed Perlmutter of Colorado 7th District showed up to participate.

The 2012 Denver Veterans Day 5K involved collaboration with the Mayors office, City of Denver, Auraria Campus, and the Denver Veterans Day Parade. This collaboration cemented the DVD5K in the community and helped earn the title of the official Denver Veterans Day 5K.

The Cadet Community Leadership Association exists to support the future officers of the Army ROTC Program at Metro State University. It pays to send Cadets to participate in the Memorial Bataan Death March, Bolder Boulder, and other competitive events in the country.

CPT RUSSELL B. RIPPETOE FOUNDATION

Captain Russell B. Rippetoe was killed in Iraq on April 3rd, 2003 by a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment.

He was an alumni of the Army ROTC Program at Metro State, and in honor of his memory the Russell B. Rippetoe Foundation was created. Each year, the Russell B. Rippetoe Foundation awards the Rippetoe Saber Award and Scholarship to an outstanding senior army cadet, who has performed admirably throughout the four years of his officer training.

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Are you interested in a great oppportunity that will both benefit our local veteran community, but also help market your brand? Individuals, organizations, or businesses interested in sponsoring the DVD5K can download this year's Event Flyer and fill out the Sponsorship Application. For further information, please contact Cadet Rob Bingham. We thank you for your support!

2013 Event Flyer
2013 Sponsorship Application
Toyota
Association of the United States Army Association of the United States Army
City of Denver Army ROTC Denver Veteran's Day Celebration Laura Woodhouse

Please check back as our sponsors are updated!

Want to see your logo here? We have a range of sponsorship opportunities for you!

Contact Cadet Bingham or download our sponsorship application.

CONTACT US

For any questions on race participation, sponsorship, or any further information, please contact the Race Director:

Cadet Rob Bingham
Race Director

dvd5km@gmail.com

Cadet Amy VonBehren
Operations

Laura Woodhouse
Graphic Design and Marketing


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