Wave Academy’s 3rd Annual
WAVES FOR THE BRAVE 5K
May 24, 2020 at 8am
San Diego, CA 92107
*Online Registration Ends at 12pm on May 22. We will have on-site registration starting at 6:30am on May 24 at Liberty Station.
Bring your patriotic spirit to commemorate Memorial Day weekend. This event celebrates healing for veterans and active duty service members who struggle with post-traumatic stress.
This event honors military personnel and veterans who are overcoming the challenges of post-traumatic stress, and promotes mental health therapy in our community. More than 20 percent of all veterans in San Diego are dealing with post traumatic stress, totaling about 11,000 men and women. Join us: run or walk with a purpose and support San Diego veterans. This event is hosted by Wave Academy, a 501c3 non-profit that provides warm water therapy to active duty military and veterans who have post-traumatic stress. The program is free or low cost to qualifying clients.
The timed 3.1 mile route traverses historic Liberty Station in scenic central San Diego. The event begins and ends in the grassy, shady park next to the lake. The 5K route goes clock-wise around the lake. Water is available at the start/finish and again at station near the 2-mile marker. Cheerleaders from Helix Charter High School will get you pumped up and cruising to the finish line!
Participants receive unique custom dog-tag finisher medals and quality cotton t-shirts, plus post-race refreshments. There will be booths with resources for the community. Awards for top 3 adult finishers, top 3 veteran finishers, and top 3 youth finishers, plus great items to give away from our sponsors.
Awards will be given in these categories:
- Top three overall female and male finishers (1st, 2nd 3rd)
- Top three overall veteran female and male finishers (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
- Top three youth (0-17) female and male finishers (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Event details and schedule
6:30am – On-site registration and bib pick-up opens
7:00am – Parking lot at Poway High School opens with bus transportation to start (1 mile distance)
7:30am – Runners warm up
7:40am – Color Guard, Moment of Silence and National Anthem
8:00am – Race starts
9:15am – Awards & Recognition
LOCATION, TRANSPORTATION & PARKING
Waves for the Brave 5K will start and finish at the south side of Lake Poway park.
Park at Lake Poway: Poway residents and active-duty military (with ID) are free. Non-residents pay $10.
Park at Poway High School: Free parking is available at Poway High School. It is 1.25 miles from the school to the start of the race. Bus transportation starts at 7am and will loop every 10-15 minutes.
RAISE FOR THE BRAVE
Donate to support warm water therapy for veterans with post-traumatic stress. You can donate here.
Proceeds support Wave Academy’s program of warm water therapy sessions for qualifying veterans.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Thank you for enhancing the quality of life for San Diego’s veterans, supporting mental health, and our community!