Race Day
Mark your calendars! The DAV 5K returns on Saturday, November 9, 2019.
7:00 AM Check in and registration open.  
9:00 AM Race begins
Race Location
NEW THIS YEAR! The DAV 5K will be held at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH.
Street Closures
Joe Nuxhall Way and Freedom Way will be closed starting at 6:00 AM the morning of the race.
Mehring Way (AKA Ohio River Scenic Byway) will closed between Freeman Avenue and E. Pete Rose Way starting at 8:30 AM the morning of the race till the race is complete.
Please be aware the following streets will have limited access on race morning. 
Central Avenue - closed south of Third Street
W. Pete Rose Way - closed between Central Avenue and Gest Street
Third Street - eastbound closed between Gest Street and Central Avenue 
Clay Wade Bailey Bridge - closed between Third Street and Second Street
Gest Street - closed south of Third Street 
Linn Street - closed between W Third Street and Gest Street 
Elm Street - closed south of Freedom Way 
Johnny Bench Way - closed 
E Pete Rose Way - west bound closed between Broadway and John Bench Way 
Course Map
View the 2019 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
On race morning, take Walnut Street to access E. Freedom Way. Police will allow you past the barricades when you arrive.  Line up on E. Freedom Way in front of Condado Tacos (195 E. Freedom Way).  Please be in place by 8:00 AM.  There will be a short safety briefing before the Opening Ceremony begins at 8:30 AM. 
Timing
In order to give back more support to the programs and services that DAV provides for veterans, the DAV 5K will no longer be offering official timing services. Bring your watch to track your time! We will also have a race clock at the start/finish line.
Packet Pickup 
Thursday, November 7, 10 AM - 7 PM
DAV National Headquarters
3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076
Friday, November 8, 10 AM - 7 PM
Fleet Feet Oakley
3235 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209
During this time, you will be able to pick up your race bib and shirt.  We are unable to mail packets after the race. 
Can’t make it before the race? Pick up your bib and shirt starting at 7:00 AM on race morning. 
Parking
Parking is available at the various garages around the ball park.  Please note, Joe Nuxhall Way will close on race morning promptly at 6:00 AM. You may access the garages from Mehring Way until 8:30 AM.
Bag Check 
On race day, Bag Check will be located in the DAV trailer in front of Great American Ball Park.  All belongings must be claimed by 11:00 AM. Any unclaimed bags will be taken to DAV Headquarters and can be picked up by appointment by emailing [email protected] 
Post Party
Join us at Moerlein Lager House for our post party from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM.  Veterans will receive one complimentary drink and all participants can enjoy light refreshments. 

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