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 Valor Home, and for yourself.
Join us in Avon Lake on Sunday, May 26, for the 7th annual Veterans Honor Run. Put on your best Red, White, and Blue as we embark through the streets and parks in honor of our veterans in a chip-timed road race.
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 2019 VHR
We have worked hard to make this an even better event. Join us!
- Addition of a Half-Half Marathon (6.55 Miles) to the weekend.
- Expanded Kid’s Race with the most fun finish experience for children 12 and under.
- New design paying tribute to the Army. This rotates yearly for each branch of the armed forces.
- Addition of a Ruck Race. Read all about it on our Ruck page: https://veteranshonorrun.org/ruck-race-the-guide-to-rucking//
- Fitted race shirt
- Veterans receive 50% discount
- Personalized Bib with Timing Chip
- 1 Raffle Ticket
- Age Group Awards
- Dozens of raffle items
- Race photos
Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012
Award Categories (5k & Half-Half only): Top 3 Male & Female; Top 3 Male/Female Veterans
Top 3 Male Female Age Groups – 14 & Under, 15 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 & 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
- 8:20 AM – Half-Half Marathon
- 8:30 AM – 5k & Ruck Race Starts
- 8:40 AM – 1 Mile Starts
- 10:00 AM – Awards & Closing Ceremony
Ample parking is available in the high school lot.
175 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012