KU Vets Day 5K

Sun November 15, 2020 Lawrence, KS 66044 US Directions
Events

Virtual 5K - Mailed Packet

$40 Registration ends October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Virtual 5K - Local Packet Pick-Up

$35 Registration ends October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT
Place
Anywhere! We are completely virtual this year!
1001 Maine St
Lawrence, KS US 66044
Description

UPDATE: Due to concerns with COVID-19 the 2020 KU Vets Day 5K will now be fully virtual. While we regret that we can't have you all join us on the hill this year, we hope that you will still join the Jayhawk family in our virtual 5K. As a virtual participant, you will receive a shirt, medal (limited to the first 550 registrants) and custom race bib. You will be able to select to have your packet mailed to you or you can pick it up in person and receive a $5 discount. More details to come on pick up options. 

Virtual 5K FAQs: 
1. Do I have to complete my 5K on November 15? No, you can complete your 5K anywhere on your own time. If you want to be eligible to win a prize, it must be done by Nov. 30th.

2. How do you track times in a virtual 5K? Participants will time themselves and submit their results. Here are instructions on how to submit results.

3. When will I get my 5K swag? We plan to get packets mailed out/ready for pick up the first week of November.

4. Will there be awards for the virtual 5K? Yes! See the "2020 Prizes" section below for more information.

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The annual KU Vets Day 5K, hosted by the KU Student Veterans of America and the Veterans Alumni Network, honors our past and present veterans and raises awareness of the roles veterans play in our university and community.   The 5K begins and ends at Memorial Stadium, traveling through the KU campus past KU's war memorials.

2020 Prizes

With our entire event being virtual this year we will have a couple of special ways to earn prizes! 

1. Largest Team - Each member of the largest team will be mailed a special prize! You can create a team during registration or you can log back in to manage your registration and create a team after you have already registered. Then just get your friends/family to sign up and join your team! 

2. Submit Your Results - After you have completed your 5K, enter your results online. Here are instructions on how to enter your results. We will randomly draw 3 names from the participants who entered results to win a prize. Results must be submitted by November 30th. 

3. Share your results and a selfie on our Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter with #kuvetsday5k. We will randomly draw 3 names from the participants who share a post to win a prize. Post must be made by November 30th.

5K Contact Info

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Finisher's Medal

Finishers medals will be given to the first 550 participants to sign up. 

T-Shirts

All 5K Finishers will receive a t-shirt. To be guaranteed a specific size shirt, please register by October 14th.

The following groups will receive a discount on their registration: The discount will be applied at the registration checkout. 

KU SVA Members & ROTC Cadets

Military/Veterans

KU Alumni Association Members 

Student Alumni Network Members

Packet Pickup

COMING SOON

Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor

It would be a privilege to include you/your company among the sponsors of the Vets Day 5K! We cannot thank our sponsors enough for supporting this effort. If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Michelle Lang at 785-864-9769 or michellem@kualumni.org. 

Sponsor Levels
$100 Bronze Sponsor: 
* One reserved 10’ x 10’ booth space (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)
* Placement of promotional merchandise/materials in race packets
* Company/Name mentioned on social media when you become a sponsor
* Company name/logo on race website with level designation

$250 Silver Sponsor: 
* One reserved 10’ x 10’ booth space (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)
* Placement of promotional merchandise/materials in race packets
* Company/Name mentioned on social media when you become a sponsor
* Company name/logo on race website with level designation
* 2 Complimentary race entries*
* Company name/logo on large banner at race (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)
* Company name/logo on the back of race t-shirts (size depends on sponsor level)

$500 Gold Sponsor: 
* One reserved 10’ x 10’ booth space (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)
* Placement of promotional merchandise/materials in race packets
* Company/Name mentioned on social media when you become a sponsor
* Company name/logo on race website with level designation
* 2 Complimentary race entries*
* Company name/logo on large banner at race (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)
* Company name/logo on the back of race t-shirts (size depends on sponsor level)
* Company recognized multiple times on social media
* Company promoted via race day mentions by emcee (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)

$1000 Platinum Sponsor: 
* One reserved 10’ x 10’ booth space (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)
* Placement of promotional merchandise/materials in race packets
* Company/Name mentioned on social media when you become a sponsor
* Company name/logo on race website with level designation
* 2 Complimentary race entries*
* Company name/logo on large banner at race (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)
* Company name/logo on the back of race t-shirts (size depends on sponsor level)
* Company recognized multiple times on social media
* Company promoted via race day mentions by emcee (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)
* Business category sponsorship exclusivity and first right of refusal for future 5Ks
* Company banner at premium location near start/finish line (provided by sponsor) (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)

$2500 Title Sponsor: 
* One reserved 10’ x 10’ booth space (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)
* Placement of promotional merchandise/materials in race packets
* Company/Name mentioned on social media when you become a sponsor
* Company name/logo on race website with level designation
* 2 Complimentary race entries*
* Company name/logo on large banner at race (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)
* Company name/logo on the back of race t-shirts (size depends on sponsor level)
* Company recognized multiple times on social media
* Company promoted via race day mentions by emcee (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)
* Business category sponsorship exclusivity and first right of refusal for future 5Ks
* Company banner at premium location near start/finish line (provided by sponsor) (Not available in 2020 due to an all virtual 5K)
* Company name/logo on race bibs
* Company name/logo on race emails

*Estimated value of $20 per race entry will NOT be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. If you do not indicate on the sponsorship form that you will NOT use the entries, we will automatically deduct their value from your tax deductible contribution.

Course Map

While we are completely virtual this year, we figured some of you might still like to head to campus to complete your 5K. Below is the course map in case you want to use our normal route. Otherwise, just complete your 5K wherever you are!

Awards

*We will NOT be doing the traditional awards listed below this year due to the entire event being virtual. Please see above for award details for this year.

Awards will be given to the top 2 overall male and female finishers.

Awards will be given to the top 2 overall master male and female finishers.

Awards will be given to the top 2 male and female finishers for the following age groups:
*10 and under
*11-14
*15-19
*20-24
*25-29
*30-34
*35-39
*40-44
*45-49
*50-54
*55-59
*60-64
*65-69
*70-74
*75+

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