The Cemetery, one of only 136 National Cemeteries in the entire country, opened in 1867. Since 1984, the non-profit Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation has raised money to purchase and clear land to expand Fayetteville National Cemetery. The purchases, since turned over to federal government, have more than tripled the size of the Cemetery. But with the passing of the WWII generation, Fayetteville National Cemetery gets closer to full every day. Early in 2016 we bought another lot, but don't have the funds to pay off a loan and clear the land before it can be transferred. The Veterans Memorial 5K is our largest fundraiser. Please help us get more land!
Water will be provided along the course and road crossings are guarded.
The 5K course will begin near the entrance to the Fayetteville National Cemetery, 700 S. Government Blvd., but was substantially revised in 2014, thanks to completion of the trail to the north of the Cemetery. That new course will be used again this year.
We will begin the race by circling the Cemetery.
This map is available in more detail at: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6436859
Top overall male and female.
First, second and third place male and female in these age groups:
17 and under; 18-24; 25-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59.
First and second place male and female in age groups: 60-69; 70+
Presentation: 9:00 am.
Lots of drawings for prizes.
Five Star Sponsors
Four Star Sponsors
Three Star Sponsors
Two Star Sponsors
One Star Sponsors
November 11 05:00 PM CST - Optional Goodie Bag and Shirt Pick-up for pre-registered runners
November 11 07:30 PM CST - Optional Early Pick-up for pre-registered runners closes
November 12 06:30 AM CST - Race Day Registration and Goodie Bag Pick-up Opens
November 12 07:45 AM CST - Race Day Registration Closes
November 12 08:00 AM CST - Race Start