Partner Post: Inaugural VA Bull City Run, Walk & Roll 5K

The Durham VA Medical Center in partnership with the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 175 is proud to announce the inaugural VA Bull City Run, Walk & Roll 5K to be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015. This event will begin and end at the Durham VA Medical Center located at 508 Fulton Street in Durham.

The route is accessible to run, walk or roll and will take participants through the beautiful Watts Hospital-Hillandale area near the VA.  There will be support personnel along the route to assist with any equipment or grade challenges.

Click here to download a 5K course map.

The event will begin at 8:00 am with the start of the 5K. The VA Kids Running with the Bulls for kids 10 and under will begin at 9:15 am.

The entry fee for the VA Kids Running with the Bulls is $10. For the 5K, the fee is $25, if registered on or before April 18th, and $30 thereafter, up to and including race day.
Entry fee for ALL Veterans is $10 regardless of date of registration. Shirts are guaranteed to all those registering NLT April 18th.

In the 5K, awards will be given to the top three male and top three female finishers, top top three male and top three female chairs, and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups – (both sexes) 14-under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-over.

Late entries can register and pre-registered entrants can pick up their race packets on Friday, May 1st from 4:00-7:00 pm at the front entrance of the Durham VA Medical Center or on race day, beginning at 7:00 am.

The proceeds from this year’s VA Bull City Run, Walk & Roll 5K will benefit the 2015 National
Veterans Creative Arts Festival to be held in Durham, October 12-19, 2015. The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival showcases the artistic achievements of veterans from across the country in each of the five artistic divisions. Each Festival features an art exhibit showing the first place artwork from 54 categories. A live stage show, complete with orchestral accompaniment, is performed by veterans who have achieved medal-winning status in a variety of categories from the performing arts divisions of music, drama and dance, as well as creative writing. Workshops are offered during the Festival week for participants and staff, educating them in a variety of artistic modalities by utilizing the talents of local community artists. There is no competition at the Festival itself, as it is a showcase for previously judged medal winners.

This is the first time the festival is being held anywhere in North Carolina and a great
honor for the Durham VA to have been chosen as the 2015 host site.

Click here to download a mail-in entry form.   … more details

Contact: Elizabeth Karan at
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