Who We Benefit
- The Valor Home is a transitional housing program for homeless male veterans with a focus on structured and engaging therapies such as art, music and life skills therapy with 94 cents of every dollar goes towards direct service.
- The Nine Line Foundation is a charitable organization, dedicated to meeting the financial and specialized needs of severely injured soldiers and their families while focused on improving the quality of life of our wounded heroes.
Why Run The Veterans Honor Run:
For our vets, for the community, and for yourself.
Join us in Avon Lake on Sunday, May 24, for the 8th annual Veterans Honor Run. Put on your best Red, White, and Blue for a chip-timed event that will test your ability while honoring our nation’s veterans both past and present.
Event weekend festivities will include packet pick up at Railroad Brewery, a brief ceremony before the start of the run, and amazing raffle prizes that will be drawn during the awards ceremony.
The Veterans Honor Run is a fundraising event for veterans based organizations and will benefit the Valor Home in Lorain, OH and the Nine Line Foundation. Both are non-profit charities that make an impact on our community.
New to 2020 VHR
Every year we strive to give you best event possible. Join us Memorial Day Weekend!
- New Half-Half Course that is easier to navigate.
- Veterans will be positioned on the Kid’s Run course
- New design paying tribute to the Coast Guard. This rotates yearly for each branch of the armed forces.
- Fitted race shirt
- Veterans receive 50% discount
- Personalized Bib with Timing Chip
- 1 Raffle Ticket
- Age Group Awards
- Dozens of raffle items
- Race photos
Ample parking is available in the high school lot.
175 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012
Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012
Award Categories (5k & Half-Half only):
Top 3 Male Female Age Groups – 15 and under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over
Ruck Race: Top 3 Male & Female
Medals are handmade and one of a kind. Last year featured large, steal metals for the winners.
Friday Pick Up:
5:00PM – 8:00 PM – Railroad Brewery in Avon
*No Saturday pick up.
- 7:00 AM – Race Day Packet Pick-Up
- 8:00 AM – Kid’s Run Starts
- 8:30 AM – 5k & Half-Half Marathon & Ruck Race Starts
- 8:40 AM – 1 Mile Starts
- 10:00 AM – Awards & Raffle
- 11:00 AM – Post-race party at Railroad Brewery