Sun November 10, 2019 Tampa, FL US 33607 Directions
For those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Events

5k Walk/Run

8:05AM EST - 11:00AM EST

10k Run

8:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST

Half Marathon

7:05AM EST - 11:00AM EST

16 Miles

7:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST
Place
7740 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL US 33607
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Check out the video from the inaugural 2018 Veteran's Run! Become inspired, get motivated, and sign up soon!

Description

This is a 16-Mile, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k event.  Every finisher will receive a race shirt AND a customized finisher's medal! All events will be timed and every bib will have a chip taped to the back (do not remove!).

With any event we organize and host, we're always trying to improve and do better. We heard from past runners and we're doing things just a little different for 2019. More food along the course for all runners, especially the half marathon and 16-mile events. Water cups instead of water bottles at all stations. More photographers on the course... and so much more.

We're having a LIVE National Anthem performer, local vendors, and an awesome DJ to provide for a great atmosphere.

We highly recommend you secure your spot soon. This event is only limited to 500 SPOTS!!

The half marathon event is SOLD OUT at general prices!  The remaining half marathon bibs are being offered to fundraisers who raise at least $200 towards the non-profit organization.

The Charity

The Claybaker D.U.S.T.O.F.F. Foundation (CDF) is an organization dedicated to providing combat veterans assistance during times of transition and hardship. CDF supports projects addressing all aspects of recovery and transition from military service and/or combat related injuries.

Please consider donating to this organization during the registration process.

The Medals and T-Shirts

ALL finishers will earn a finisher's medal. You can pick up your t-shirt at pre-race packet pickup (info on packet pickup will be posted at a later time).

T-Shirts

ALL of our shirts will come in unisex style. Sizes are true to size.

 Download the Runner's Packet!!  This important document has everything you need to know about this event including the course map, times, packet pickup locations, and much, MUCH more.

Click here to download the packet.

5k Course Map

This is an out-and-back course.  5k runners will reach their halfway point (1.55 miles) and return to the start/finish line.

10k Course Map

This is an out-and-back course. 10k runners will reach their halfway point (3.10 miles) and return to the start/finish line.  Runners in this event will pass the 1.55 mile water station, and reach the 3.10 mile water station.  They will turn around at their 3.10 mile half-way point and pass the first water station.  In other words, you'll hit three water stations before you get to the finish line.  Plenty of water!

Half Marathon Course Map

This is an out-and-back course.  Half Marathon runners will reach their halfway point (6.55 miles) and return to the start/finish line. Runners in this event will pass the 1.55 mile, 3.10 mile, and the 5-mile water stations before reaching their half-way point and water station at 6.55 miles.  They will turn around at their 6.55 mile half-way point and pass every water station for a second time.  In other words, you'll hit seven water stations before you get to the finish line.  Plenty of water!

The half-way point will also have energy gel packets, fruit, and gatorade.

16 Mile Course Map

This course takes the runners through the entire length of the Courtney Campbell Trail.  Time limit to complete this course is 4 hours. 

Runners in this event will pass the 1.55 mile, 3.10 mile, 5 mile, and 6.55 mile water stations before reaching their half-way point and water station at 8 miles.  They will turn around at their 8 mile half-way point and pass every water station for a second time.  In other words, you'll hit eight water stations before you get to the finish line.  Plenty of water!

The half-way point will also have energy gel packets, fruit, and gatorade.

Portable Restrooms

We know it happens. When you have to go, you have to go. Portable restrooms will be staged at the start/finish line, 10k turn-around, and the 16-mile turn-around points.

Restroom Area #1: Start/Finish Line
Restroom Area #2: 3.10 miles (10k turn-around)
Restroom Area #3: 8 miles (16m turn-around)

Aid Stations

This course will have 6 water stations leading up to the 16-mile turn-around point. This means that each runner will pass through every water station twice, except at their half-way point.

Water Station #1: Start/Finish Line
Water Station #2: 1.55
Water Station #3: 3.10
Water Station #4: 5 **(UNMANNED!!)**
Water Station #5: 6.55
Water Station #6: 8

Water station #4 at mile 5 will have several 5-gallon jugs of water and gatorade for runners with portable water sources (bottles, water belts, camelbaks, etc.).

Military and Veterans Discount

Military Veteran Discount!

We support our military service members, and we want to give back.  For 2019, we've increased the discount from 15% to 20% - BUT YOU MUST QUALIFY FOR THIS DISCOUNT!

If you're a military service member, reservist, or a veteran of the U.S. military, you get a 20% discount on your registration. To qualify for this discount, you'll be required to show one of the following forms of identification to the volunteers at the registration tent. Without these documents, you will be banned from future NeoEndurance races.

  1. Military CAC ID (must not say "Civilian" or "Contractor")
  2. Retiree ID Card
  3. Veteran Affairs ID Card
  4. Driver's License with "V" symbol.

A DD-214 alone is not sufficient without photo identification that matches your document. In an effort to prevent fraud and abuse of this program, while ensuring that military service members and veterans are recognized for their service, you'll be asked to show one of the above forms of ID when you pick up your bib packet. Use the promo code MILITARY20 at checkout.

Age Group Placement

First, Second, and Third place finishers will receive an additional award in the following categories:

  • Young Athletes (10-14)
  • Inspiring Athletes (15-19)
  • The Lieutenants (20-26)
  • The Captains (27-34)
  • The Majors (35-41)
  • The Lieutenant Colonels (42-49)
  • The Colonels (50-55)
  • Brigadier General (56-60)
  • Major General (61-65)
  • Lieutenant General (66-70)
  • Four Star General (71 and over)

Placement finishers will receive a signed certificate by the Race Director with their certified time in the mail within 3-5 business days.

Weather and Refund Policy

This is a rain or shine event.  We don't anticipate a drastic change in temperature.  It is, after-all, the "Sunshine State".  However, in the unusual circumstance that this event is cancelled due to extreme weather (hurricane or heavy unrelenting downpour), there will be NO REFUND! Instead, the event will be rescheduled to the next available weekend.

In the event of lightening in the area, we will postpone the event by an hour, possibly longer, or until the "all-clear" is given by park and race officials.

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://neoendurance.com/tampa/veterans-run.

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