About The Run

The Veterans Honor Run is an annual event in Avon Lake, Ohio, that brings support and funds to our veterans. 2019 will mark the 7th event and we need your help to make it a success!

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//

Runner Perks

  • Fitted race shirt
  • Veterans receive 50% discount
  • Personalized Bib with Timing Chip
  • 1 Raffle Ticket
  • Age Group Awards
  • Dozens of raffle items
  • Race photos

Event Details

Race Address: 

Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012

5k Course Map Half-Half Course Map

Award Categories (5k & Half-Half only): 

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.

Additional Details

Friday Pick Up:

5:00PM – 8:00 PM – Railroad Brewery in Avon

*No Saturday pick up.

Day Timeline:

  • 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 & Raffle
  • 11:00 AM – Post-race party at Railroad Brewery


Ample parking is available in the high school lot.
175 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012

" $.94 of every $1 donated goes towards direct service. "
Valor Home in Lorain, Ohio

Register for the Run

Join us as we run in honor of our veterans!

In 2012, Tyler Jasensky created the inaugural Veterans Honor Run to raise money and awareness for our veterans. Year after year he has shown his dedication and commitment to this goal with memorable events and hundreds of finishers.

A message from Tyler:

“I started this race in 2012 during my senior year at Avon Lake High School as the Key Club President. I believe the U.S. military gives up so much to cover this great country with a blanket of freedom and unfortunately, we forget about their sacrifice. My goal with this race is to raise awareness and funds for our fantastic veterans!”

From Tyler and the entire VHR Team, thank you for supporting our efforts!

Be a Virtual Runner

Have a running group too far away to make the race? Sign up as virtual runners and we will send everything to you. We will even post results and pictures to the site. Bring a virtual run to your city and be a part of the run wherever you are.


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2019 Special Recognition

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We pay special tribute to a different branch each year. Go Black Knights!


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Results & Photos

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" Our goal is to rebuild, strengthen and enrich the quality of life of wounded veterans. "
Nine Line Foundation

We <3 Our Vets

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