2022 Armed Forces Day Monument to Monument 5K Run to Glory

WATERTOWN, NY – The City of Watertown and the Watertown Family YMCA will host the first-ever Monument to Monument 5K Run to Glory. North Country residents are invited to demonstrate their support of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) by running alongside active duty, reserve, National Guard, and retired service members.

The run is a revised version of the former Memorial to Monument Run last held in 2019. This event offers the community an opportunity where civilians and active and retired military can run side-by-side, acting as a symbol of the connection the military community has with its North Country neighbors

The run will begin and end at the Honor the Mountain monument in Thompson Park. The run is part of the Armed Forces Day celebration. The Armed Forces Day Parade will follow in Downtown Watertown beginning at 10:30 AM.

Participation options for the race include a 5K run or a 3K walk/run option. Online registration, hosted by Race Roster and Auyer Race Timing, is now open.

Online registration will close Tuesday, May 18, 2022, at 9:00 PM. Packet pickups for participants will be My 19th, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM and May 20th, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Fairgrounds Y location 585 Rand Drive, Watertown, NY.

Last call registration and packet pickup will take place at the Honor the Mountain monument in Thompson Park, the morning of the race, 7:00-8:00 AM. The race begins at 8:30 AM. Race results and medal awards will be announced immediately following.

This event was made possible with support from Martin’s Point Health Care, Bradley’s Surplus, Bradley’s Custom, Newzjunky.com, Samaritan Medical Center, Oral Surgery of Northern New York, Davidson Auto Group, Watertown Savings Bank, Children’s Home of Jefferson County, and The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence, New York.

For more information visit www.watertownYMCA.org and click on the Monument to Monument 5K Run to Glory link.