Giving Thanks 5K



2018 Cancelled

Giving Thanks for the Fallen and Wounded Service Men/Women and their families

I apologize to all our loyal runners that

I was unable to get all upfront planning

accomplished to run the race this year

If you can help us prepare for next year

Please contact me at:

GivingThanks5k@gmail.com


Giving Thanks 5k


The Giving Thanks 5k is a unique race for those who wish to Give Thanks to service members and their families who have sacrificed in service of our country. This race is a family oriented 5K / 1 mile on Thanksgiving morning to give thanks to the Fallen and Wounded service members. (Service members are broadly defined as members of the Armed Service, State Department, Intelligence Community or other US Government Agencies).


Thanksgiving is a time for assembling with family and friends and "Giving Thanks" for the many freedoms we enjoy in this great Country. We enjoy these freedoms in large part because of the sacrifices made by those who have answered the call to serve the U.S. Government and sacrificed life and in some cases suffered severe injury. This 5K and 1 Mile event is intended to provide a venue to gather families of the Fallen and wounded with those who would like to express their gratitude by participating in this event. 


A 5K and 1 mile recreational jog / walk / wheelchair event. The event will be held in Vienna and proceed on local streets and on the Washington and Old Dominion recreation trail at 8:00 AM on Thanksgiving morning to benefit the fallen and wounded service members and their family. 

501(c)3 Beneficiaries

TAPS - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors 

The Tragedy  Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. (CFC ID# 11309)


The Fisher House Foundation provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers. (CFC ID# 11453)