Colorado Veterans Project has made the decision that the Memorial Day Run & March will need to be postponed until the Fall, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a commitment to our volunteers, sponsors, vendors, participants, and our local community to prioritize their health and safety.
Memorial Day Run & March invites civilians, Veterans, and uniformed Military to challenge themselves in friendly competition, while helping feed homeless Veterans.
Feed Homeless Veterans
Bring dry goods or load up your rucksack to help fill our food donation truck
Test Your Mettle, Earn a Medal
Civilian and Military participants will earn the Norwegian Foot March Medal upon completing the 30K Ruck March
Race, Run, Ruck, Walk or Roll
We have 3 routes to choose from, for participants of all ages and capabilities
Pounds of food donated since 2015
Kilometers to show what you’re made of
Pound rucksack filled with dry goods required for 30K Ruck March
Benefits local Colorado Veterans
Free for Kids 12 & Under
Kids 12 & under get FREE entry to fairgrounds and any route! Timing bib, medal, and shirt not included.
Live concert indoors at the Freedom Fest! See our full band line-up on the race day schedule.
Our indoor expo featuring live music, beer, vendors, food trucks, and special guests!
Dogs Welcome on Routes
Everyone in the family is encouraged to participate—including the 4-legged ones! (Unfortunately dogs aren’t allowed inside the Event Center)
Shirt & Finisher Medal
Participants who pre-register for the 5K, 10K, or 30K will receive an exclusive MDRM T-shirt and Finisher Medal.
We encourage everyone to bring non-perishable food to be donated to help feed homeless Veterans.
Norwegian Foot March Badge
ALL qualifying participants will receive the Norwegian Foot March Medal upon completing the 30K Ruck March carrying a 25-lb rucksack with dry goods that they bring and donate.
Static displays and military vehicles will be present for participants and attendees to interact with.
Memorial Day Weekend
A respectful start to the Memorial Day weekend – remembering the fallen servicemen and women who have fought for our country.
Adaptive Athletes Welcome
We want our races to be open to everyone. All of our routes are friendly to adaptive athletes!
All 5K, 10K, and 30K routes are completely paved and stroller-friendly.
5K & 10K Ruck Options
As well as the full 30K Ruck March, 5K and 10K Ruck March options are also available.
Choose Your Route
5K RUN or RUCK
Ruck, Walk, Run, Roll or Stroll on our “easiest” route that runs alongside the uniformed military 30K Ruck March competition. This 3.1-mile route is conquerable for runners, walkers, joggers and folks of all ages and capabilities. Special pricing for Veterans. Ruck or Run option available!
Test your mettle with the ultimate: All civilian, veteran, and qualified uniformed military participants will receive the Norwegian Foot March Medal upon completing the 30K Ruck March within the allotted time, carrying a 25-lb rucksack filled with your dry good donations.