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5K Run - 5K Walk - 10K Run

When:  November 11, 2024

Time:  7:30 AM

Where:  Downtown Porterville

The annual Veterans Day Run & Walk takes place each year on November 11 in Downtown Porterville.  With help from community partners, we can keep the fees affordable so everybody can join in.  Finish the race and stay for one of Porterville’s largest parades of the year.  Come for the race and enjoy the community.


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Pre-registration price of $25 valid through November 6 @ 11:59 PM.  Price goes up $5 on November 7.  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

All veterans and active duty participants*

*Use discount code 'Veteran10'.  Please note, you are only allowed to enter one coupon per transaction.  If you need to register multiple participants that are veterans/ active duty, please register them in separate transactions


Open to all ages!

  • 5K Run
  • 5K Walk- no running on the course
  • 10K Run- must be able to complete the course by 9:45 AM

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Practice Routes

Each individual race is scored by gender and age by the following:

  • Ages 0-12
  • Ages 13-15
  • Ages 16- 19
  • Ages 20-29
  • Ages 30-39
  • Ages 40-49
  • Ages 50-59
  • Ages 60-69
  • Ages 70-79
  • Ages 80+

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Each pre-registered participant is guaranteed a long sleeved race shirt, reusable tote and commemorative bib.  Participants will be able to select either cotton or sport-tek for their shirt. 

Packet Pickup
Get your bib and other event goodies before the big day. Join us at one of the Race Packet Pickup events below.

  • November 9- 4:00- 7:00 PM- Porterville City Hall
  • November 10- 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM- Porterville City Hall
  • November 11- 6:00- 7:30 AM- Centennial Park
Gear Check
Store your things during the race at the Centennial Park Gazebo. We will provide the bag and you can use the pull tag from your bib to label your loose items.


Shotgun Start
The race begins promptly at 7:30 AM on November 11, in front of Porterville's City Hall, 291 N. Main Street.  There is a Veterans Day parade immediately following the race so you will be able to find plenty of parking on side streets only.

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There is no need to print the confirmation registration tickets unless you want it for your records. Your name has already been added to our attendee list.  You can also register in-person at 15 E. Thurman, Suite A.

Kid's Dash
After the shotgun start, kids can experience the excitement of crossing the finish line with our FREE kid's dash.  The dash is geared for ages 8 and under and is only a couple of blocks in distance.  It will take place right after participants head out on the course.  There is no pre-registration required.  Just report to the start/ finish line after the race starts at 7:30 AM to join in.

The awards ceremony will start at 8:30 AM for the 5K Run, 8:45 AM for the 10K Run, and 9:00 AM for the 5k Walk.  Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category and prizes for the top overall male and female finisher in each event.  If you can't stay to pick up your prize, visit our office at 15 E. Thurman Ave., Suite A during normal business hours.

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