True to the Blue 5K

Sat October 9 - Sat October 16, 2021 Daytona Beach, FL 32114 US Directions

True to the Blue 5K

$25 10/09 7:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after September 25, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

$25 Price increases after September 25, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

The True to the Blue 5K 

We invite you to join the True to the Blue 5K on Embry-Riddle’s campus in Daytona Beach on Saturday, October 9, 2021.  The True to the Blue 5K will honor one of Embry-Riddle's first graduates of the Homeland Security program, Ashley Guindon.  Ashley was a Marine Corps veteran who was tragically killed in the line of duty on her first day on the job as a Police Officer serving Prince William County, VA. on February 27, 2016. Funds raised from the 5K Run & Walk will benefit the Ashley Guindon Memorial Scholarship.

Anyone who falls under or lives with someone in these categories are encouraged to participate virtually:

  • People over 65 years of age
  • People who have chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, or severe heart disease;
  • People who are immunocompromised: those who have undergone or are undergoing cancer treatment, bone marrow or organ transplantation; anyone with immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, or had prolonged use of corticosteroids; and smokers;
  • People of any age with class III or severe obesity
  • Anyone diagnosed with the following underlying conditions: diabetes, liver disease, and persons with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis.

WHEN: Saturday, October 9, 2021 starting at 7:30 A.M.

WHERE: The start/finish line will be located near Legacy Walk in the center of campus.

ROUTE: This 5K route will run through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's beautiful Daytona Beach campus.

ENTRY FEES: $25.00 through September 26th; $30 from September 27th through race day.  $20 for ERAU students with promo code.

REGISTRATION: Online registration will be open through race morning. Register in-person at packet pick up and on day of race times TBD

Give-aways: Runners registered by Wednesday, September 30th are guaranteed their requested size for their True to the Blue race t-shirt. Extra t-shirts will be available at packet pick up and race day, but these shirts will be first come first serve. 

RACE TIMING AND SCORING: The race will be professionally timed and scored by Runner's High Timing and Race Management. The race will be timed using disposable, electronic tags attached to the bib number. Please wear your bib number to the front, pinned at all four corners, visible, and unaltered. 



GROUP DISCOUNTS: Groups of 10 or more please contact Kurt Bertram for group discounts. 

Due to the fundraising nature of this race, no refunds are available. 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1 Aerospace Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL US 32114
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Ashley Guindon - "Live for something rather than die for nothing!"

Ashley Guindon 
"Live for something rather than die for nothing"
1987 - 2016
(ERAU 2010)

Ashley Guindon, one of the first graduates of the ERAU Homeland Security program, was tragically killed in the line of duty on February 27, 2016, her first day on the job as a Police Officer serving Prince William County, VA.

The Security Studies and International Affairs Department is acutely aware that many of the graduates of our program will enter into fields where they may be placed in harm's way. We will remember and honor Ashley, and the others who follow her into public or military service, for their dedication, bravery, and selfless sacrifice in the line of duty.


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