Mon May 30, 2022 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 US Directions


Space Force 5K

7:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

Space Force 10K

7:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT


Laishley Park
100 Nesbit Street
Punta Gorda, FL US 33950


It's Our Turn, Inc. is excited to be hosting the 9th annual Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k Race on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 7:00 am in Punta Gorda, Florida.

This year's race theme is one many of you have been waiting for...


Let's just say it's going to be a race that is OUT OF THIS WORLD!


We are thrilled to announce the 2022 theme will be honoring the newest branch of our armed services. The ones who stand ready every day, “Always Above,” the U.S. SPACE FORCE!! 


The Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k is a live, in-person race limited to the first 300 participants! Runners are encouraged to sign up early. The virtual race is open to an unlimited number of participants worldwide. You won’t want to miss out on the comradery, patriotism, and military flair that has made this event a hometown favorite and great destination race.


  • Space Force Theme
  • Finisher Medal
  • Race Shirt by Nine Line
  • Age Group Challenge Coins for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
  • Overall Male & Female Awards
  • Scenic Course Over the Charlotte Harbor Bridge
  • Live Race - 300 Race Spots
  • Virtual Race - Unlimited Spots
  • A flyover by the SWFL Warbirds
  • Post-race food from Subway - Pete and Heather Lukacek
  • Water & Finish Line Beer Provided by Suncoast Beverage Sales  
  • Early Sunday Packet Pick-Up at the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda, FL
  • Raffle Prizes for Registered Runners
  • Registration Deadline April 15, 2022

Virtual Memorial Day Veterans 10K & 5K Race 

The virtual race is open to an unlimited number of runners worldwide. Run anywhere, anytime that is convenient for you. With your registration, you will be supporting our Veterans in need while receiving a unique Space Force theme race packet that includes a custom Nine Line race shirt and a custom Space Force finisher medal sent directly to your mailbox.

The Cause

A community celebrated patriotic running event honoring the U.S. Military is one of the many ways It's Our Turn, Inc. brings awareness to the area's beloved Veterans in need. It’s Our Turn, Inc. believes no veteran should live without a roof over their head and food to eat. When facing hard times, It’s Our Turn, Inc. is in a unique position to help Veterans in need of a hand up to get back on their feet. Visit to see how your race participation and contributions are making a tremendous difference in the lives of the men and women who have selflessly served and defended our country.

Race Day Information

Detailed instructions about packet pick-up and race day information will be emailed to race participants of the Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k Race two weeks prior to race day. There will be no race day registration for this event so be sure to sign up before the deadline! 

Race Registration Deadline is April 15, 2022 

Sign up early to avoid any chance of disappointment in missing out! Due to the extended time needed by our suppliers to order and receive shirts, medals, and awards, we cannot accept any more runners after April 15th. It’s also possible that the live race could sell out before April 15th, and that’s just another reason not to delay. The virtual race will be open until April 15th to an unlimited number of runners worldwide.

10K, 5K & Virtual Race Shirt


The Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k Race is pleased to reveal the race shirt featuring this year’s U.S. Space Force theme!

Included in your race packet is an athletic soft cotton/poly blend unisex shirt in a heather blue color. We are teaming up with a Veteran owned company to bring you a U.S.A. Made race shirt by Nine Line Apparel Company!


Finisher Medal

Race Medal Will Be Revealed Soon!

Commerative Space Force Shirt


To commemorate your participation in the U.S. Space Force theme Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k Race, we’ve made a limited edition moisture-wicking tee available to you! Place your commemorative shirt order at JP Marker Creative. Your order will ship directly to you. All proceeds go to It’s Our Turn, Inc., helping local Veterans in need. 


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