Wave Academy's 2nd Annual
WAVES FOR THE BRAVE 5K
May 26, 2019 at 8am
Bring your patriotic spirit to commemorate Memorial Day weekend. Celebrate healing for veterans who struggle with post-traumatic stress.
REGISTER as an individual, veteran, youth, team captain or team member.*
*Registrations made after May 21 are not guaranteed a t-shirt.
PRE-REGISTRATION: $45 for adults; $35 for military, veterans and youth. Pre-registration ends on May 23.
DAY-OF REGISTRATION: $55 for adults; $45 for military, veterans and youth.
SPONSOR THE EVENT and be recognized for supporting veterans.
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 hike 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 follows a well-maintained dirt trail that loops around Lake Poway with beautiful views. The event begins and ends in the grassy, shady park next to the lake. The trail includes several hills with an overall elevation gain/loss of 452 feet. The 5K route goes clock-wise around the lake. Water is available at the start/finish and at 2 miles. 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 will be distributed to the top finishers, as well as great items given away by our sponsors.
A custom award medal will be given to individuals who place in these categories:
- Top overall female and male finishers
- Top 3 (1st, 2nd and 3rd) place in these 6 age groups:
- Youth: 0-17
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!