2024 Race to End Veteran Suicide 5k, 10k, & Half

Old Mill Park
2410 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

Please note that Bishop’s Events promo/discount codes cannot be used to register for this event.

Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.

Virtual Race Option

We now offer a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day.  Find more information about our virtual option on our Virtual Races page.

Runners Receive

Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event

Charity Information

Here at the Ruyts Foundation of Veteran Suicide Prevention, our mission is to bring awareness to veteran suicide and help stop it from even taking place. We must stand together and put an end to veteran suicide, soldier, and military family suicide. A recent study shows our veteran suicide rate is actually 2.4% higher than the VA estimates, the new rate is roughly 40-44 veterans that die per day by suicide and self harm injury. Our 3rd quarter DoD numbers show we are losing roughly 9-10 active, reserve, and national guards members each day by suicide. We have to bring these number down. While one person may not make a difference, we believe those that band together can and will! Suicide needs to become a thing of the past! Our heroes have fought for us, now it’s time we help our heroes fight the battles they can no longer fight alone!

Vets Retreat Virginias:
Providing Assistance to the Military and First Responder Community. The mission of our organization is to take action to confront and reduce persistent challenges in our Service community: depression, PTSD, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts.
We aim to advance health and wellness through education, training, counseling, and many varieties of organized and free-form activities.  We offer a comprehensive network for professional development, military to civilian career transitions, and lifelong learning opportunities.

Race Start Times

Half – 7:30am

10k – 7:45am

5k – 8am

Registration Fees

5k – $30, until Sept 15 ($35)

10k – $45, until Sept 15 ($50)

Half – $65, until Sept 15 ($70)

***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before September 11.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.

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