Join us for our annual 5K Ruck ‘n Run/Walk to honor veterans during Veterans Appreciation Week. Join Lehigh Valley colleges, universities, businesses and community members as we Ruck OR Run/Walk to recognize and honor all veterans throughout the Lehigh Valley. Offering an in-person race with 5K Ruck and Run/Walk options in addition to a 1 mile Fun Run/Walk option*. The course is an off road grass course through the scenic Bicentennial park. *The Fun Run/Walk is a non-competitive option with no timing or awards. Donations will go to Victory House of Lehigh Valley. In Person Race Details:
Race Day Check-in: 8 AM-9 AM**
5K begins promptly at 9 AM
1 mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 9:45 AM
Awards Presentation: 10:30 AM
Community Event featuring music, vendors, and food trucks: 8AM-11AM
Participants who register and make a $30 minimum donation, by October 28, will receive an event beanie.
Age Groups: Each race option (Ruck and Run/Walk) will include seven (7) age groups. Ruckers are strongly encouraged to carry a minimum 10% of their body weight. This will be the honor system; we will not be weighing rucksacks this year.
12 and Under
Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group for the 5K Ruck and 5K Run/Walk options.
The college or university team with the most participants (Ruck, Run/Walk, and Fun Run/Walk combined), earns a plaque to be displayed on their campus and BRAGGING RIGHTS!
The business/company team with the most participants (Ruck, Run/Walk, and Fun Run/Walk combined), earns a plaque to be displayed at their workplace and BRAGGING RIGHTS!
**Day of registration will be available for a $5 fee. Let’s come together to support the Veterans in the Lehigh Valley area.