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American Legion Veterans 5k

American Legion Veterans 5k

About the Event

Registration is open through the morning of the race. There is a late registration fee of $5 added to anyone registering after October 28, 2022. If registering before October 28th, each participant will receive in their packet a personalized dog tag and a tee shirt as well as coupons and other things given to us by our sponsors. You are not guaranteed a personalized dog tag or tee shirt if registering after October 28th.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in all the age groups.

The start times and all other information on the race will be posted to the Post 711 website ( as they are finalized. There will be a link to online registration on the website as well. If there are any questions or you want to volunteer to help out, just leave a message at (563) 381-4380 or send an email to:

This is our eighth year and we are trying to make this one the best yet. It might be a little chilly out but it is a great organization and a fun time. We use the proceeds from this race, as well as other activities, to fund a lot of different programs in support of our community and our fellow Veterans, such as: American Legion Boys & Girls State, Merit Awards, Boy & Cub Scouts, Hospital supplies, Military Funeral Honors, and more.

Course Information

5K Run:Starting at American Legion Post 711, this is an easy, relatively flat course that heads south on old Highway 61 to the turn around point, which is also the water point, manned by Boy Scout Troop 26 and Cub Scout Pack 26 & 28, then back to the Legion.

Family Run/Walk (1 ½ mile): Starting at the time as the 5K, at American Legion Post 711, the course takes you through the south end of town, out old Highway 61 to just before Oak Lane, then back to the Legion. Friendly pets are considered family and are allowed at owners discretion and risk, and must be leashed at all times.

Battle Buddy Run (½ mile): A two person run where one person must be carried at all times. Alternating who is carried is allowed, but no advancement is allowed during transition. The race starts in front of the Legion, goes north to Highway 61, goes west to the turnaround near Moore Street and then return to the Legion.

Kids Run: A short ½ mile route for children under the age of 12. Course will be the same as the Battle Buddy Run.


All entries received by October 28, 2022 will be guaranteed a dog tag and tee shirt for all events.

Awards will also be given to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups for the 5K Run: 15 and under, 16 to 22, 23 to 27, 28 to 33, 34 to 37, 38 to 42, 43 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69 and 70 and above.

Packet Pickup

Registration will be accepted through the day of the race. Packets can be picked up at American Legion Post 711 in Blue Grass on November 10th & 11th from 4 to 7 PM and the day of the race.


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