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VetsRun4Pre-registration closes on November 9 at 5:30 PM!

Day- of registration will take place in Centennial Park gazebo from 6:00- 6:45 AM.

The event features a 5K run, 10K run, and 5K walk.  There is also a virtual option for participants that would like to stay at home this year.

Divisions:  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+

Swag:  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.  See the 2021 design (subject to change).  

Packet Pickup:
Get your bib and other event goodies before the big day. Join us at the Race Packet Pickup on Wednesday, November 10 from 3:30 pm- 6:30 pm.  The pickup will be a drive-thru in the alley behind Centennial Park, 296 N. Main St.  Look for the signs.  See map

Shotgun Start: The race begins promptly at 7:30 AM on Thursday, 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.

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.

Free Childcare:  We're happy to offer free childcare the morning of our event.  We want to do what we can to help you get active.  Our experienced staff will provide childcare while you enjoy the race.

Tickets: 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.

Need a practice route?  Here are a few ideas:

5K Walk/ Run

10K Run

Prizes:  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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