6th Annual Homestretch 5K for Brevard’s At-Risk and Homeless Veterans

Join us at our 6th Annual Homestretch 5K in Downtown Eau Gallie Art District to prevent and eliminate Veteran Homelessness in Brevard County!

Eau Gallie Square, 1452 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935 12 November 2023 - 12 November 2023 8:00 AM Register Online!

Join the NVHS 6th Annual Homestretch 5K in Eau Gallie on November 12, 2023 and run for a great cause! This fun event supports homeless veterans in our community and offers you a chance to show your solidarity and generosity. Whether you are a seasoned runner or a beginner, you can enjoy the scenic views of the Indian River from the Eau Gallie Causeway. You will also receive a race kit that includes a medal, a T-shirt, and a goodie bag. Plus, you can join the post-race celebration with live music and beer from Grills, and a discounted (or free if a veteran 🙂 ) buffet breakfast at Pineapples Eau Gallie across the street!

If you are not a runner, but still want to support this event, you can become a sponsor or a volunteer. Sponsors will get exclusive exposure and recognition on our website, social media, and event materials. Volunteers will get to help with various tasks such as registration, water stations, cheering, and cleanup.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of homeless veterans and have a blast at the same time. Register now!

Register by mail with the form below or click here to complete online.

Registration Form

Sponsor by mail with the form below or email events@nvhs.org.
Sponsorship Form

Adult $30 (Race Day $35)
Child (under 17) $25 (Race Day $30)
Active Military/Vet $25 (Race Day $30)
Team $25

Sponsorship Levels:
Gold $1,750
Logo on back of shirt, acknowledgements on website, social
media tags and posts, vendor tent, and VIP runners pack
(4 entries/4 shirts)

Silver $1,000
Logo on back of shirt, acknowledgements on website, social
media tags and posts, vendor tent, 2 race entries and 2 shirts

Bronze $500
Logo on back of shirt

Dog Tag $250
Knowing you helped a Veteran in need 🙂

Participant Perks:
– Cool Race Shirt (1st 400 runners)
– Finisher and Placer Medals
– Beer after the race for 21+ from Grills Seafood
– Raffles
– Pineapples EGAD: $15 Breakfast Buffett for Race Participants; Free for Veterans!

M-F: Top 3 Overall, Top Masters (40+), Top Team (1), Top 3 Fastest Limb-Impaired Veterans, and Age Groups (Top 3 M-F):
8 & Under   25 – 29   50 – 54   75-79
9 – 11     30 – 34   55 – 59   80+
12 – 14   35 – 39   60 – 64
15 – 19   40 – 44   65 – 69
20 – 24   45 – 49   70 – 74

**Online registration closes on November 9th @ 11:59 PM.  If you miss the online registration, you will still be able to register in person at the Running Zone on November 10th and 11th or on race day (November 12th).   If registering in person, you will need to bring cash or check. 

To Volunteer and help support this event, please follow this Link.

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors



Dog Tag Sponsors


Auxiliary Post 1




Packet Pickup & Registration: Running Zone - 3696 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL

Friday, November 10th – 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Saturday, November 11th -- 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Race Day: 1452 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32901

Sunday, November 12th

6:30 AM - Packet Pickup & Registration Opens**

7:45 AM - Packet Pickup & Late Registration for 5K ends

8:00 AM - 5K Start

9:00 AM - Award Ceremony

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