How much does it cost, and what do I get for the price?

Early bird registration is $45 for Adults and $20 for youth. This price includes you DAV5K shirt, bib, and medal. 

After September 10, registration increases to $50 for Adults and $25 for Youth (17 and under). 

If I'm a veteran, what benefits can I receive?

There is a Free Veteran registration as a thank you for your service, this option includes a $15 shipping cost in order for you to receive your race bib and medal.

How long is registration open?

You can register for the Virtual DAV 5K starting August 9th through November 11th. 

I registered for the DAV 5K last year. How do I bring back my information?

Your information from 2024 will be stored in the system. Use your login and password to register for 2024. 

My company/employer would like to pay for multiple registration fees. Is this possible?

Absolutely! A DAV 5K team member can set up a discount code that your organization’s employees/colleagues can use to waive all or part of a registration fee. DAV will send an invoice to your employer for the registrations. Contact or 859-442-3440.

Why does my bank account have pending charges to DAV?

If the “complete registration” or “donate” button was clicked more than once while making a payment, your account may have pending charges. However, only one charge will actually be processed and the remaining charges will be dropped. It takes some banks up to three days to remove incorrect pending charges. If you have a question about a charge, please contact your bank. They will be better able assist you with your account. If more than one charge was fully processed, please contact us at or 859-442-3440 and we will be happy to refund you for incorrect charges.

Can I get a refund for my registration fee(s)?

Registrations are non-refundable.

How can I participate at the in-person event in Cincinnati?

Click on the following link to register for the in-person event in Cincinnati, Ohio. 


How can I participate virtually in the DAV 5K?

Participate virtually from anywhere you choose! Map out a great course around your neighborhood or city. Walking, rolling, running or riding by a unique or historic landmark in your area? Snap a picture and tag us on Facebook @DAV5K.

How do I receive my race items?

You will receive your virtual participant package via mail to the address in which you used for your registration. Your package will include your shirt, bibs and race medal.

Register for the virtual event by October 31 for the best chances on having your race shirt on event day! 

What is Live Streaming?

Live streaming is the capability for any participant or team captain to link their Twitch or YouTube Streaming accounts to their individual or team page to share videos of your participation and support. This can be done both as a virtual participant or an in-person participant. 

Do I have to do live stream in order to participate virtually?

No, you do not have to live stream to participate virtually. Live Streaming is optional for any participant to enable. Virtual participation can be done without linking any live stream account. 

What live streaming accounts can I link to my participant page?

Twitch and YouTube Streaming

I registered as an individual but want to join a team. What should I do?

After registering, log into your account at You will be able to change your team affiliation in the settings of your fundraising portal. If you need assistance, please contact us at

How is a team page different than an individual fundraising page?

As a team captain, you'll have access to a team page and an individual fundraising page. Your team page allows people to see your team name, team fundraising goal, team information, and team members. Use your individual fundraising page to recruit donations. Your fundraising efforts will count towards your overall team fundraising goal.

My company/employer would like to form a Corporate Team and pay the registration fees. Is this possible?

Of course! Contact the DAV 5K team at to get started.

Can my team earn fundraising prizes?

The top fundraising team will receive special recognition, however our fundraising prize program is for individual fundraisers only. As you reach fundraising milestones throughout the season, you will earn different prizes. TBD to see 2024 Fundraising Prizes.


Can I send my donation through the mail?

Yes, however we do not recommend sending cash in the mail. Please mail checks to DAV National Headquarters, 860 Dolwick Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018, ATTN: DAV 5K Remittance Processing. Be sure to note the participant name and Virtual DAV 5K on the memo field. 

I mailed a donation but don’t see it on my donor list.

Please allow up to three weeks for donations to be processed.

How do I make a donation to a specific participant or team?

Visit and click on the red donate button. On the donation page, search for the name of the participant. Click on the red donate button when prompted and complete the remaining steps to make your donation. 

Where does the money go?

Funds raised through the DAV 5K support DAV’s (Disabled American Veterans) mission of fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. Just as America’s service members fought for us, DAV fights for them. DAV assists veterans by helping them gain access to the medical, financial and educational benefits they’ve earned along with connecting them to meaningful employment opportunities. All services are provided free of charge. Learn more about DAV’s programs and services at

How can I see who has donated to me?

Visit and sign into your account. Click the dashboard button at the top of your screen to view all your donors. 


Is there a fundraising minimum to participate in this event?

There is no fundraising minimum to participate, but we simply can’t do our work for veterans without your help! We encourage all participants to reach out to family and friends and encourage them to support the event.

Funds raised through the DAV 5K will help our nation’s veterans gain access to the medical, financial and educational benefits they’ve earned and connect them to meaningful employment opportunities to help them live the fulfilling lives they deserve.

Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising total?

No, for tax reasons the registration fee is not included in your fundraising amount. Only donations made by you or made on your behalf are included in this total. If your plans change and you cannot attend the event, your registration fee cannot be changed to be counted as a donation.

What should I do if someone gives me cash or check in person?

Please mail donations to DAV National Headquarters at 860 Dolwick Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018, ATTN: Remittance Processing DAV 5K. In order to ensure you receive credit for the donation, please note Virtual DAV 5K and the participant’s name in the memo field of the check. 

Can I combine my fundraising dollars with another participant?

No, the prizes are only for individual fundraising efforts and you cannot combine your progress with that of a family member or team member.

Is there a fundraising deadline?

All donations must be received by November 30, 2024, to qualify for Fundraising prizes.

How is the data provided used?

We use your data for event analytics and for future event related messaging. 


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