Race Day: Saturday, November 9, 2024
Event Location: Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Check-In Time: 7:00AM (for day-of registration, packet pick up, visit sponsors and mingle with family and friends)

Let your family and friends know they can still register race morning beginning at 7:00AM. We are CASHLESS again this year! Bring your phone, and you can scan a QR code to register on your device. Volunteers will be able to assist if needed. 

Open Ceremony: 8:30AM
Race Start Time: 9:00AM 

Parking is available at various garages around the ballpark. Please arrive early. Road closures for the start and finish line will start at 4:00AM. The course closes 20 minutes before the race (8:40AM). 
Lot B
Lot E
Lot U
Cincinnati Riverfront Garage West, Race Street Entrance:
Cincinnati Riverfront Garage at The Banks Entrance:
Boadway Lot
East Garage
Download this parking map for other parking options near the DAV 5K location. 
Street Closures - Starting at 8:30AM till approximately 12:00PM
  • Joe Nuxhall Way - CLOSED south of Second St. (5AM for Start/Finish Line Construction)
  • Mehring Way - CLOSED between Freeman Ave and E Pete Rose Way 
  • Johnny Bench Way - CLOSED
  • Elm Street - CLOSED south of Freedom Way 
  • Central Ave. - CLOSED between Third St. and Mehring Way
  • W Pete Rose Way - CLOSED between Gest St. and Central Ave.
  • Third Street - Eastbound CLOSED between Gest St. and Central Ave.
  • Gest Street - CLOSED between Third St. and Mehring Way
  • Linn Street - CLOSED between Fifth St. and Gest st. 
Course Map
There will also be a 1 mile route option. Signage and volunteers will direct those who want to take the shorter route.
Motorcycle Ride
Plan to arrive at the motorcycle registration booth at the corner of Mehring Way and Joe Nuxhall Way, across from Morelein Lager House. A DAV representative will be there to assist you with lining up for the processional.
After Completing the Course
Upon completion, turn right onto Joe Nuxhall Way to cheer on the participants. Please park on Joe Nuxhall Way between 2nd and Mehring Way. A DAV 5K representative will be on-site to spot you for parking. 

Please download the course map above for details about the race course.

Course Entertainment

We are excited to share that we have on-course entertainment again this year! Be on the lookout for the line up!

Back by demand, all DAV 5K Cincinnati participants will receive a timing chip as part of their registration. You can access the results of your 5K at, but the best way to view live race day results is in the RacePenguin Timing Mobile App
Finisher awards will be given to the top Veteran Male and Female finisher, and top Civilian Male and Female finisher. 
Packet Pickup 
Thursday, November 7th and Friday, November 8th from 10 am – 7pm
DAV National Headquarters
During this time, you will be able to pick up your race bib and shirt. 
Can’t make it November 9 or 10? Pick up your bib and shirt starting at 7AM on race morning at registration at Great American Ballpark. 
Bag Check 
On race day, Bag Check will be located in front of Great American Ball Park. All belongings must be claimed by 11AM. Any unclaimed bags will be taken to DAV Headquarters and can be picked up by appointment by emailing dav5k@dav.org.

Post Party

Join us for the ultimate DAV 5K after-party at The Banks on Freedom Way!

Follow DAV 5K on Facebook for more updates.

Light the City Green

In honor of Veterans Day and in support of DAV's 5K, several Cincinnati buildings will be going green! Check back for a complete list!

If you take a picture, be sure to tag @DAVHQ You can also post your own photos of your house going green for veterans.


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