Event MC: Sam Van Zant of Mornings on KBAY
DJ Mike Ward, Veteran, US Army
Live Music and Entertainment by FilAm Veterans Rondalla and Metro Big Band
8:00 a.m. Armed Forces Day 10k Run start
8:30 a.m. Armed Forces Day 5k Run/ 1 mile walk start
10:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony with San Jose Vice Mayor, Rose Herrera
10 a.m. Festival in the Park begins
Veterans Resources Booths sponsored by Pacific, Gas & Electric
Food Truck Mafia
Live music, entertainment, shop at local artists' booths
USS Hornet's "Clementine" (F-8 Crusader nose section)
Once Upon a Pony, face painting by Angie's Paintbrush, henna tattoos by Luxury Beauty Lounge... and more!
Armed Forces Day 10k and 5k Route Maps
Through 1/31/2016 Through 4/14/2016 Through 5/15/2016 Race Day
Adult -5k/1 mile $25 $30 $35 $40
Adult - 10k $40 $45 $50 $60
Veteran $20 $20 $20 $20
Child 12-17 $10 $10 $10 $20
Child 11 and under with adult entry $5 $5 $5 $10
VSSA reserves the right to reject any entry, and further reserves the right to change the details of the Events and/or cancel the Events without prior notice. Athlete acknowledges and agrees that VSSA, in its sole discretion, may delay or cancel the Event if it believes the conditions on the race day are unsafe. In the event the Event is delayed or cancelled for any reason, including but not limited to: fire, threatened or actual strike, labor difficulty, work stoppage, insurrection, war, public disaster, flood, unavoidable casualty, acts of God or the elements (including without limitation, rain, hail, hurricane, tornado, earthquake), or any other cause beyond the control of VSSA, there shall be no refund of the entry fee or any other costs of Athlete in connection with the Event. In special circumstances, to be approved or denied by VSSA, we will transfer registrations to the 2017 Armed Forces Day Run.
AFD Packet Pick-up Information
Thursday, May 19, 2016
4 to 7 p.m.
1177 Kern Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
To ensure everyone gets into Lake Cunningham Park quickly and efficiently, we will have parking passes available at packet pick-up for sale. We highly recommend doing this to save time at the gate when arriving.
Discounted parking is also available on-line until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. Tickets can be purchased here
General Admission Parking: $6.00
Senior (individuals aged 60 and older): $2.00
Veterans, Active Military and Disabled Persons: $2.00
Please note: if you purchase the $2.00 pass for Age 60 or older, Disabled Person Parking (DMV Issued DP Paperwork needed), Veterans or Active Military, proof of status will be required upon entry into the park.
Download our AFD Exhibitor Registration Information here
Yes, I want to VOLUNTEER during VSSA's Armed Forces Day Run & Festival in the Park!
Volunteer Check-in Area
Registration, Packet Pick-Up, T-Shirt Distribution
Finish Line Food and Drink, Medals and Pins
Water Stops and Course Monitors
Set-up and Tear Down Fun Fest Canopies and Tables
Due to a conflict, the Organizer will email all volunteers directly with event logistics and volunteer assignments. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included with my Armed Forces Day Race 5K Registration?
Participants will receive a custom Armed Forces Day Run race shirt, race bib, timing tag and sponsor goodies.
What is included with my Armed Forces Day Race 1-mile walk/run?
Participants will receive a custom Armed Forces Day Run race shirt, race bib and sponsor goodies. The 1-mile event is not timed.
Is Veterans Supportive Services Agency a charity or a non-profit organization?
Yes. VSSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to help eligible Veterans apply for service connected disability life-time compensation. We are solely dedicated to providing life enhancing supportive services to US Armed Forces Veterans and their families. Serving Veterans since 2011.
Can I run with a jogging stroller and my kids?
Yes! The course is on the trail system throughout Lake Cunningham Park. If you are not a competitive runner, we ask that you start in the “back of the pack” with the stroller to avoid any unnecessary collisions. This event is designed to be very family and community friendly and is a reason why children under 11 have a discounted registration fee with an adult entry.
Can I run with my dog?
Dogs are welcome however, for the safety of our runners and other animals in attendance, we ask that you keep your animals on a leash at all times and that you clean up after them before, during and after the run. If you're not a competitive runner, we do ask that you try and start at the back of the pack to eliminate any tripping hazards that come with the “4-leg” runners on the course!
Is there an age limit for younger runners? Do they need to register?
No age limits! If they can cover (running, jogging, walking, strolling) the three miles of Armed Forces Day Run course, they can absolutely participate. Remember though, even though children under 11 have a discounted entry with an adult registration, we still ask that they register to receive their timing tag, bib, shirt, etc.
Is there a packet pick up for the event? How does all that work?
Yes. Packet Pickup details are listed above.
Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes, as long as you have some identification for them, we are happy to let you pick up packets for others.
Will there be awards?
Yes! Awards will be given to the Overall Male and Female finisher plus the top three finishers in the following age groups: 1-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+. Age Group Awards will be based on chip time. Overall winners will be exempt from age group awards.
Questions? Need more information? Please contact Tiara Cortez at (408) 679-5105 or firstname.lastname@example.org