REGISTRATION

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

Registration for the Virtual DAV 5K is $35 for adults and $20 for VIP veterans and youth 6-15. This includes your race shirt, bib and medal. There is a Free Veteran registration as a thank you for your service. This option includes a $5 shipping cost in order for you to receive your race bib and medal. 

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How long is registration open?

You can register for the Virtual DAV 5K now through November 11th. 

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

Your information from 2019 will be stored in the system. Use your login and password to register for 2020. 

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 dav5k@dav.org 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 dav5k@dav.org 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 refundable to anyone that registered for the in person Cincinnati event and does not want to participate in the virtual-only event. Please email dav5k@dav.org or call 859-442-3440. 

How has COVID-19 impacted the in-person event in Cincinnati?

With health and safety as top priority, DAV will hold its 2020 DAV 5K, originally scheduled at The Banks in Cincinnati, as a virtual-only event to be completed anytime from November 7-11, 2020. The virtual DAV 5K allows participants to show support for veterans from anywhere they choose.

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VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION 

How can I participate virtually?

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.

When you register for the virtual event by October 28th, we’ll mail you a T-shirt, racing bib and medal that you can wear proudly, and on race day, you can even live stream your participation to show solidarity with fellow racers across the country. 

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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.

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

How do I link my streaming account?

YouTube or Twitch 

TEAMS

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

After registering, log into your account at dav5k.org. You will be able to change your team affiliation in the settings of your fundraising portal.  If you need assistance, please contact us at dav5k@dav.org

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 dav5k@dav.org to get started.

Can my team earn fundraising incentives?

The top fundraising team will receive special recognition, however our fundraising incentive program is for individual fundraisers only. As you reach fundraising milestones throughout the season, we’ll reward your progress with credits that can be redeemed in the DAV store.

DONATIONS

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, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 ATTN: DAV 5K Remittance Processing.  Be sure to note the participant name and DAV 5K Cincinnati 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 dav5k.org 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 dav.org.

How can I see who has donated to me?

Visit dav5k.org and sign into your account. Click the dashboard button at the top of your screen to view all your donors. 

 

FUNDRAISING 

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.

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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 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076, ATTN: Remittance Processing/DAV 5K. In order to ensure you receive credit for the donation, please note DAV 5K and the participant’s name in the memo field of the check. We will accept cash donations on race day but discourage sending cash in the mail.

Can I combine my fundraising dollars with another participant?

No, the incentive program is 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 mhust be received by November 30, 2020, to qualify for DAV store credit. 

How is the data provided used?

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

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