Location: Punta Gorda, FL US 33950 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Virtual Race
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Event Time Price Details
7:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
7:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Virtual 5k N/A
Virtual 10k N/A
Laishley Park
100 Nesbit Street
Punta Gorda, FL US 33950

Our Armed Forces go through a lot even after they've returned home from deployment and sometimes they need a hand-up to return to a normal civilian life. It's Our Turn Inc. 501(c)3, a Veteran group composed of men and women who have served in the Armed Forces, has designed this race because they believe there is great honor in helping their brothers who have sacrificed and fought for our freedom.

Now, "It's Your Turn" to stand-up and help the needy Veterans in Charlotte County! This year, we are partnering with Habitat For Humanity and your donations will give one deserving Veteran his very own home! 

Sign up today for the 4th Annual Memorial Day 10k & 5k Race. This year’s race is the 2nd part of a Five-Year Race Series honoring each branch of our United States Armed Forces. This year's theme is dedicated to the few, the proud, the United States Marines! Semper Fidelis!

If you want to experience this patriotic and inspiring race, please do not delay signing-up! The physical race has sold out every year and with only 600 participant spots available this year, you do not want to miss out!

For the first time ever, the Memorial Day Veterans Race will be offering a Virtual 5K & 10K component, this option will allow those that are unable to make it to the physical race the opportunity to run anywhere, anytime and still be a part of this spectacular cause! Registration for the Virtual Races will close on April 1st, 2017.  For more info on virtual racing please visit

Registered participants of the physical & virtual 10k & 5k race will receive a gender specific race shirt (if registered by April 1, 2017), and a Marine Corps themed finisher medal. *Virtual runners are eligible for the 5-year commemorative gift if they ran last years’ physical race. Registered participants of the physical race will also have entry into a drawing for Two Roundtrip Tickets on Southwest Airline, commemorative military awards for overall male and female in both 5k &10k races, 1st, 2nd & 3rd awards in all age groups, pre & post-race entertainment, including live music, color guard & fly-over by the Florida War Birds, post-race food by Jason's Deli and raffles items from local businesses/sponsors. 

Additional Race Info:


Charlotte County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 350 East Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Race Course 

Downtown Punta Gorda Waterfront and across Charlotte Harbor Bridge

Event Times

4-7 PM Sunday, May 28th Early Packet Pick-Up at The Foot Landing

5:45 - 6:45 AM Day of Race Packet Pick-up

7:00 AM Race Start for both the 10K and 5K

9:00 AM Awards & Raffle Drawings

*Registered Participant must be present at the time of drawling to win.

Event Divisions & Awards

Overall Male & Female Awards

Age Group Awards - Military Coins to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in all age groups for 5k & 10k.

*Marine Corps themed finisher medals will be awarded to all participants*

 Event Transfers, Bib Exchanges and Deferrals

As a courtesy to our runners we will allow transfers, bib exchanges and deferrals at no additional fee up to one month before race day (requests must be made in writing to  After May 1st, a $10 fee will be charged for all changes and there will be absolutely NO changes to registration allowed after May 21, 2017.


Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Race Route Map
Thank You Gift


Again this year we want to thank our participants for their generosity to our local Veterans, if you donate $50.00 or more, you will receive a personalized commemorative gender specific digital camo tech shirt as our special thank you! (Please visit our store for this special offer.)


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