Veterans Day 5K

Come out and support veterans by participating in the Second Annual Veterans Day 5K.  The proceeds of the race will go to sponsor a service dog for a deserving veteran through WNY Heroes.  

WNY Heroes has been around since 2007 and is an IRS 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, whose honorable mission is to provide monetary assistance in order to bridge the gap and help alleviate the impact of financially based post-combat challenges.

2nd Annual Veterans Day 5K

2017 Race Details

This year's race will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM and will take place entirely on Fredonia's scenic campus.  Students, faculty, staff, and community runners are welcome to attend.  Draw string back pack and a long sleeved t-shirt (to first 100 registered), and a post-race party is included in the registration fee.  Awards and prizes to overall male/female runners plus medals to the top 2 in ten year age groups.  The course is flat, quiet, and run almost entirely on Fredonia's (very wide) sidewalks.  There is a water table at the halfway point.

2017 Course Map:

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Registration Information

Registration, packet pick-up, and the post-race party will take place in the Steele Hall Field House on the day of the race.  Signs will direct participants and volunteers to parking and registration.  Those unfamiliar with Fredonia's campus should use a campus map.

  • Register online until Wednesday, November 8.  You can click here to register.
  • Students can use Fredonia Debit by registering in the Ticket Office (Williams Center).
  • Race-day registration is available.


Volunteers help to make our race successful and are needed before, during, and after the race.  In addition to volunteering on race day, there will be a short volunteer orientation in the week prior to the race.  

Volunteers can register by filling out this online form. Thank you for your interest in volunteering, but we have way too many now.


A big thank you to all our sponsors!!

All-American Sponsors

Bob & Shirley Coon


Patriotic Sponsors

         JAM Computer Doctors          Lions Club

Liberty Sponsors

       Hartung Real Estate           Buffalo BillsBasil Chevrolet


Star-Spangled Sponsors

       Tops              Fredonia Grange No 1         American Legion

Other Sponsors

Chautauqua Health and Fitness

Liberty Vineyards & Winery

Buffalo Bisons

Buffalo Bandits

Mark D. Mackey, Veterans Affairs Administrator

Veterans Affairs Office

158 Nixon Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3423
(716) 673-3310 fax