Drew Kostic Memorial 5K Tough Run

August 12, 2023 Directions
Twisted Trails Off Road Park
19405 Read Road
Copemish, MI
Countdown to Race Day

5K Individual

$45 08/12 9:00AM EDT Registration Opens April 17, 2023 at 7:00pm EDT
Price per Participant

4-Person Team

$45 08/12 9:00AM EDT $45 per Person ($180 for team)

Virtual 5K

$45 Registration Opens April 17, 2023 at 7:00pm EDT

This is a 5K obstacle style tough run for everyone! Challenge yourself by running or simply walk or crawl the course. We see all ages from 5 years to 65 years. Everyone is welcome, and everyone can do this! Join us for our annual DK5K to raise awareness and support our veteran heroes!


Run as one or gather up a team of battle buddies to come with you! The DK5K is a 5K obstacle course run happening to raise awareness about veteran suicide. Plan on uneven terrain, water, mud, hills, and various obstacles. Obstacles may be team oriented to promote asking for help and looking out for each other. Funds raised support our transitional housing project: Belay My Last Barracks, the Staff Sergeant Drew Kostic Veterans' scholarship, and everyday needs we address on an ongoing basis for our local veterans.

Cost is $45/person, $180 per team of 4, kids 12 & Under only $25 (shirt not included). Please note there is an additional online processing fee upon check-out when you register. NOTE: there will be no walk-in registration.

Team Information

Gather up a group of four and sign up as a team. When you register, the first person will create a team name and choose what type of team you are. Choose from:

  • Friends and Family
  • Corporate
  • Military Branch*
  • First Responders
  • Law Enforcement

*Military Teams must be from the same branch (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or National Guard) and can be made up of veterans, reservists, or active duty. Please add your branch as part of your team name. 

Remember! If you sign up as a team you are racing as a team and your time is clocked when the last person of your team crosses the finish line. The team race is for team time.


For individuals we are awarding the top 3 males and females in each age category: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+.

For teams we will be awarding the top team in each category.

The top Military Branch team is competing for bragging rights and their branch placed on the trophy and the next year’s shirt color in their branches color. The trophy will be a coveted trophy which you will have to win back each year.

Race Day

Onsite check-in is 8:00-9:15 am, opening ceremony 9:30 am, and the start of the race will follow immediately after opening. Shortly after the race finishes we will have a closing ceremony. Please plan to stay to wrap the day up with us. This is a time for awards and honoring those we have lost.

NOTE: There will be no walk-in registration.


Encourage family and friends to come and support you! Please ask them to print and sign this venue waiver and bring with them. This will make the check-in process go quicker. Everyone that comes on site is asked to sign a venue waiver.

Twisted Trails Off-Road Park
19405 Read Rd, Copemish, MI
Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Twisted Trails Off-Road Park
19405 Read Rd, Copemish, MI


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