About The Run

The Veterans Honor Run is an annual event in Avon Lake, Ohio, that brings support and funds to our veterans. 2020 will mark the 8th event. Are you up for the challenge?

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, November 8, 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 details have changed! Follow our Facebook page for updates for out LIVE in-person event.

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

We are now running November 8 on close to Veterans Day!

  • New date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
  • New design paying tribute to the Coast Guard. This rotates yearly for each branch of the armed forces.
  • Note: the Half-Half has been removed and only a 5k will be available and in-person on Nov. 8

Runner Perks

  • Fitted race shirt
  • Veterans receive 50% discount
  • Personalized Bib with Timing Chip
  • Age Group Awards
  • Race photoos


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

Event Details

Race Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Race Address: 

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

5k Course Map

Award Categories (5k): 

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.

Additional Details

Friday Pick Up:

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

*No Saturday pick up.

Day Timeline:

  • No race day pick up. Pick up on Friday from Railroad Brewery respectively. Details will be emailed prior to race.
  • 8:30 AM – 5k and Ruck Race Starts
  • 8:45 AM – 1 Mile Starts
  • 9:30 AM – Kid’s Run Starts
  • 10:00 AM – Results live online and awards able to be picked up from our sponsor locations
" $.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.

2020 Special Recognition

US Coast Guard

We pay special tribute to a different branch each year. Semper Paratus


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Results & Photos

Results and Photos will be posted below.
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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

Drop us a line -- We would love to hear from you.