AVAFest Run, Walk, & Roll


Austin Area / Austin, TX


November 9, 2019 / 8:00 am


The Austin Veteran Arts Festival (AVAFEST) Run, Walk, & Roll 5K +1M fun run/walk is hosted by the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel aiming to address veteran suicide by unifying veterans with their communities through different art mediums.  This is a race for athletes of all capabilities including those who use wheelchairs or prosthetic devices. The race is part of the month-long festival which uses art to foster creative expression in our veterans to decrease the negative symptoms associated with traumatic events. The AVAFest will include a variety of activities, such as art exhibits, live dance, theater performances, and a conference centered on health and wellness. These events will serve as an opportunity for veterans, their family members, and the surrounding community to experience the healing power of art and learn about local, state, and national resources serving the veteran population. To learn more about the month long events visit www.avafest.org By bringing awareness to the healing power of art, and its ability to aid those who have suffered severe trauma, AVAFEST hopes to have a positive impact on the veteran community by decreasing the rate of veteran suicide.

Race LocationTexas School for the Deaf 1102 S Congress AveAustin, TX 78704 The 5K course is paved with rolling hills making it a challenging course and consist of 2 loops around the campus. If you are interested in participating or volunteering for this event, click on the Register Now button and select the  the option you desrire. Please note volunteers are not guaranteed to receive the shirt size requested at the time of registration. All events will proceed in Rain or Shine, Hot or Cold.

Entry fees: 5KEarly bird $25.00 until 9/30/19
Standard Registration $30.00 until 11/7/19
Late Registration $35.00Entry fees

1M Fun Run/Walk$10.00

Awards: Overall Male & Female 5K
Overall Male & Female Masters 5K
Age Groups for chip timed 5k – (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Male & Female: 1-10, 11-14, 15 – 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
Wheelchair Division Assisted/Unassisted (1st, 2nd, 3rd)Specialized Equipment Division (1st, 2nd, 3rd)



Online Registration