2022 Race Announcement

It’s Our Turn, Inc. is excited to host the 9th annual Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k Race on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 7:00 am in Punta Gorda, Florida.

This year’s race theme is one many of you have been waiting for… Let’s just say it’s going to be a race that is OUT OF THIS WORLD!

We are thrilled to announce the 2022 race will be honoring the newest branch of the armed services. The ones who stand ready every day, “Always Above,” the U.S. SPACE FORCE

Online registration is officially open

The Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k is a live, in-person race limited to the first 300 participants! Runners are encouraged to sign up early. The virtual race is open to an unlimited number of participants worldwide. You won’t want to miss out on the comradery, patriotism, and military flair that has made this event a hometown favorite and great destination race.


  • Space Force Theme
  • Finisher Medal
  • Unisex Cotton/Poly Race Shirt by Nine Line
  • Age Group Challenge Coins for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
  • Overall Male & Female Awards
  • Scenic Course Over the Charlotte Harbor Bridge
  • Live Race – 300 Race Spots 
  • Virtual Race – Unlimited Spots
  • Post-Face Food from Subway – Pete and Heather Lukacek
  • Finish Line Beer and Water from Suncoast Beverage Sales
  • Early Sunday Packet Pick-Up at the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda, FL 
  • Raffle Prizes for Registered Runners
  • Registration Deadline April 15, 2022

Virtual Memorial Day Veterans 10K & 5K Race 

The virtual race is open to an unlimited number of runners worldwide. Run anywhere, anytime that is convenient for you. With your registration, you will be supporting our Veterans in need while receiving a unique Space Force theme race packet that includes a custom Nine Line race shirt and a custom Space Force finisher medal sent directly to your mailbox.

The Cause

A community celebrated patriotic running event honoring the U.S. Military is one of the many ways It’s Our Turn, Inc. brings awareness to the area’s beloved Veterans in need. It’s Our Turn, Inc. believes no veteran should live without a roof over their head and food to eat. When facing hard times, It’s Our Turn, Inc. is in a unique position to help Veterans in need of a hand up to get back on their feet. Visit www.itsourturninc.org to see how your race participation and contributions are making a tremendous difference in the lives of the men and women who have selflessly served and defended our country.

Race Day Information

Detailed instructions about packet pick-up and race day information will be emailed to race participants of the Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k Race two weeks prior to race day. There will be no race day registration for this event so be sure to sign up before the deadline! 

Race Registration Deadline is April 15, 2022 

Sign up early to avoid any chance of disappointment in missing out! Due to the extended time needed by our suppliers to order and receive shirts, medals, and awards, we cannot accept any more runners after April 15th. It’s also possible that the live race could sell out before April 15th, and that’s just another reason not to delay. The virtual race will be open until April 15th to an unlimited number of runners worldwide.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To make this race the absolute best it can be, we are seeking the support of like-minded community partners like yourself to help us achieve our race day vision of providing the utmost in quality and value to our participants, volunteers, spectators, and sponsors. It’s Our Turn, Inc. invites you to partner with us for our upcoming Memorial Day 10K & 5K on Monday, May 30, 2021. Contact us for details.

About It’s Our Turn, Inc.

Founded in 2014, It’s Our Turn, Inc. is a charity recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501c3. Its mission is to help local Veterans in need, made possible through donations and the annual Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k fundraiser.

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