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Veterans Day 5K Beach Run

Sat November 11, 2023 Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 US Directions


Veterans Day 5K Beach Run

8:00AM EST - 9:15AM EST


4100 First St. St. Simons Island GA 31522
Saint Simons Island, GA US 31522


Join us for a 5K Beach Run this Veterans Day to support veterans by bringing awareness to suicide prevention – 22 a day!!! As in, 22 veterans take their lives each day.

This double-digit number has shaped how Americans think about military veterans and their daily struggles. This staggering number has become a cry for advocates trying to call attention to suicide among veterans, especially U.S. combat-injured veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Many injured U.S. combat-injured veterans struggle with physical disabilities including loss of limbs and mental health issues such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Fairways for Freedom® provides the opportunity for reintegration back into society through many holistic initiatives including the game of golf. 

This Veterans Day, Fairways for Freedom® is hosting the Veterans Day 5K Beach Run to raise funds for LOCAL U.S. combat-injured veterans the opportunity to heal. For more information on Fairways for Freedom® visit their website click here.

Fairways for Freedom® is a non-profit organization.

⭐⭐All registations from this time will not be guaranteed a T-shirt. Tshirts are limited and may be picked up on event day. See registration for more information.⭐⭐


  • $35 Donation which 100% goes to Fairways for Freedom 
  • Online registration will close Saturday morning 6:45am


Coast Guard Station / East Beach, 4100 First Street, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522


  • 7:00 A.M. Race Day Registration Opens
  • 7:45 A.M. Race Day Registration Closes 
  • 7:45 A.M. Welcome
  • 7:55 A.M. National Anthem 
  • 8:00 A.M. Race Start Time
  • 9:00 A.M Awards presented to the top 3 individuals/teams who raised the most money

Each registered participant who completes the race will receive a medal.

⭐⭐⭐Due to delayed tshirt delivery ALL packet pick-up dates will be cancelled. You can pick up your packet the morning of the event. ⭐⭐⭐




  • Thursday, Nov 9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saint Simons Island Pier, 100 Mallery St
  • Friday, Nov 10, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saint Simons Island Pier, 100 Mallery St
  • Saturday, Nov 11, 6:45 am to 7:45 am Race location -registration table

VOLUNTEER for this event: (NHS hours credited)

Contact Tracy LaRosa at


  • On the Beach 
  • East Beach at Coast Guard Station


We are happy to announce that there will be a party after the 5K at Gnat’s Landing starting at 11:00 am to benefit Fairways for Freedom. All participants will be given a wrist band to receive $2.00 Miller draft!!

 There will be a Classic Car show, food, and beer. 

Contact Tracy LaRosa at for more information or questions.

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