Virtual Armed Forces Day 5K Run/Walk

Fri May 14 - Sun May 16 Bedford, VA 24523 US RaceJoy Ready



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Bedford, VA US 24523


Show your support for our Armed Forces and the National D-Day Memorial by participating in a patriotic themed Virtual 5K Run/Walk. Our annual event is typically held Armed Forces Day weekend on the campus of the National D-Day Memorial. Due to continued COVID restrictions and concern for the health of our staff, volunteers, and visitors this year's event will be virtual.  By participating virtually, you can choose your own 5K course and complete the distance when it is convenient for you. We anticipate participation from across the country.

Our virtual event will be enhanced by the RaceJoy App.  Participants will be able to track their speed, distance, and hear inspirational / educational cheers while using the app race weekend!  Use of the app is not required. But, we highly recommend it!

So, What Is A Virtual Race?
For years, many races have offered a virtual runner option that allowed runners to participate no matter where they lived and to still support the race. Runners can signup for the race, post their times online after running a 5K, and receive a 2020 Armed Forces Day 5K race shirt.

How Do I Participate in the Virtual Armed Forces Day 5K?

Step 1: Register to run or walk the virtual Armed Forces Day 5K at The registration fee will remain at $25 through race day.

Step 2: Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about the race and explain why it is important to you. Invite them to sign up and run with you. (in groups of 10 or less).

Step 3: Join your fellow runners and walkers May 14th - May 16th. Lace up your running shoes, head outside, and walk or run to support our nation’s heroes past and present who defend our freedom!
You can report your results to RunSignUp, too. Information on How to Post Your Virtual Result can be found HERE.

Most Importantly: Share with us on social media about why you signed up, pictures of training and your 5K, and more by using the hashtag #DDAYAFD5K.

We are happy to mail your packet to you for an additional fee of $10.00.  Please select this option during registration. The registration deadline to guarantee delivery by race weekend is May 1st.

FREE, In-person packet pickup will be offered at the following locations & times:

Thursday - May 13, 2021, 12-6pm
Riverside Runners
2480 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA  24503

Friday - May 14, 2021, 12-5pm
D-Day Memorial Foundation Admin. Office
133 West Main Street
Bedford, VA  24523 

Sponsorship Opportunities
Want to get your business, church, or organization involved with the Armed Forces Day 5K? Consider becoming a sponsor of the race. Sponsorship benefits include FREE race registrations and inclusion in race marketing.
For more information on sponsorship, contact Sarah Peed, Events & Public Outreach Coordinator, or (540) 586-3329 ext. 111.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Virtual Armed Forces Day 5K Run/Walk.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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