In order to use RunSignup, your browser must accept cookies. Otherwise, you will not be able to register for races or use other functionality of the website. However, your browser doesn't appear to allow cookies by default.
If you still see this message after clicking the link, then your browser settings are likely set to not allow cookies. Please try enabling cookies. You can find instructions at https://www.whatismybrowser.com/guides/how-to-enable-cookies/auto.
Back by popular demand! This is one of our most favorite races, and we are thrilled to be able to make it happen!
New for this year: It will be a 2-DAY EVENT! We will be adding a special Challenge Medal for anyone running both days! Sign-ups for the Challenge will end 45 days prior to the event, so get registered early!
Let's honor America's veterans with an event focused on supporting them! This event will have both a "fun run" aspect to it as well as competition as the event will have a certified time for all distances! The path is the paved Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail on the southern side of the bridge. There is a relatively high (in Florida terms) peak that each distance (with the exception of the 5K) will cover along the route that allows for a picturesque view of Tampa Bay. It is truly one of Tampa's most beautiful places to run or walk.
There will be a 5K and a 10K option for this race on Saturday. We will then have the Half Marathon and 16-mile option on Sunday. All distances have you running on the south side trail of the Courtney Campbell Causeway, out and back style. While each of the distances provides a beautiful view, only the 16 mile race will run the entire length of the bridge.
We will have plenty of aid stations along the course with water and an electrolyte drink, and we will also have a couple choices for food-type fuel for half marathon and 16 mile runners. We will ensure sanitary conditions for all aid stations, but feel free to ask questions about specifics if you choose.
Proceeds from this race will go to OTS 4 VETS. This foundation supports our Veterans and their families through programs centered on aiding transitioning servicemembers as they learn how to adapt from military to civilian life.
Packet pickup locations have finally been established!
On Friday, 17 November from 1500-1930, packet pickup will be at Whiskey Joes located at 7720 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607.
On the first race day morning, Saturday, 18 November from 0600-1000, packet pickup will be Whiskey Joes located at 7720 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607 with priority going to participants running on Saturday.
There will be packet pickup on Sunday, 19 November available. However, this is a LAST CASE SCENARIO! Please try to make it to a packet pickup location before the race!
Shirts will be handed out in the packets. You will receive the size you requested. If, for any reason, you need to get a different size, you must wait until after the race to ensure there are enough extras of other sizes. We appreciate your understanding of this matter!
The links below are for each of our partner hotels!
Current Hotel Link: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1695747039717&key=GRP
DoubleTree Hotel Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/tparhdt-ots-eb4e05a4-041a-41cc-b62d-ec29d5f7573e/
The team putting the race together, Brian Gordon from Tactical Society and George Boswell from OTS4Vets and NeoEndurance, are on air with Brandon Rimes from the Consumer Quarterback Show! Check it out!
Prepare yourself to run along the Courtney Campbell Trail located on the southern side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway. You will start out at one of the shelters and run alongside the water taking in the magnificent views of Tampa Bay. Let the smell of the Bay engulf your senses and open your airways as you soak in the early morning sun. This will truly be one of the most beautiful races in which you have ever entered.
ALL finishers will earn a finisher's medal, a moisture wicking shirt, and a certified time! Pictures below!!
Challenge participants will receive an additional shirt and medal!
We aim to have some awesome swag for this year as well. Stay tuned!
Check out the Guns & Gars Veterans Appreciation Event at Corona Cigar the day after Veterans Day, 12 November! Come support a couple of our sponsors!
ALSO... Come out on Friday 17 November, pick up your packet at Whiskey Joes, and then head over to the Current Hotel and stay for Vibes and Valor!! It will be a great pre-race mixer to meet our sponsors and our staff!
We got extremely lucky a couple years ago when Kristina from Hiccup Earth reached out to us about what we intended to use for water cups. Hiccup Earth provides an alternative option to disposable cups that helps eliminate waste and save our planet. At the Veteran’s Run, we will go through thousands of cups for water and electrolyte drinks on the course. Not all of those cups will make it into a trash can, and, worse, some would likely end up littering Tampa Bay. However, we do not have to worry about that anymore! These are silicone cups that can be used, tossed to the side, and will then be picked up to be cleaned and sanitized for another race in the future! We will have one for you to see at packet pickup, and I promise you will be happy with what you are unintentionally doing to help the environment! Check them out at https://www.hiccupearth.com/
Military Veteran Discount!
We support our military service members, and we want to give back. We've increased the discount from 15% to 20% - BUT YOU MUST QUALIFY FOR THIS DISCOUNT! Also, you MUST ENTER THE CODE YOURSELF!
If you're a military service member, reservist, or a veteran of the U.S. military, you get a 20% discount on your registration. To qualify for this discount, you'll be required to show one of the following forms of identification to the volunteers at the registration tent. Without these documents, you will be banned from future NeoEndurance races.
A DD-214 alone is not sufficient without photo identification that matches your document. In an effort to prevent fraud and abuse of this program, while ensuring that military service members and veterans are recognized for their service, you'll be asked to show one of the above forms of ID when you pick up your bib packet. Use the promo code MILITARY20 at checkout.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
UNLESS COVID-19 CASES SPIKE AND CITY OFFICIALS REQUIRE A CANCELLATION OF THE EVENT, THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS! NO FURTHER EXCEPTIONS!
Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.