Celebrating 150 Years ~ 1867-2017

Warrior 150 Challenge (Final Hike)

November 11th, 2017

veterans day 2017

Veterans are our nation’s warriors, and to commemorate their valiant contributions and service to our nation, in conjunction with the150th Anniversary Celebration of the Dayton VA Medical Center the Warrior 150 Challenge was instituted. The FINAL "Fun Hike" will be on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017. Anyone is welcome to attend and join in the 4.5 mile hike from Downtown Dayton to the Dayton VA Medical Center. Following the hike please join the Dayton VA Medical Center honor those who completed the Warrior 150 Challenge and the 150 Walking Challenge, and continue hiking along the historic Dayton VA campus. The annual Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM in the lobby of Building 330, to honor all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Please hike at your own risk.

For more information, visit http://warrior150challenge.com/.

Warrior 150 Challenge FINAL Hike:

Veterans Day Hike to VA Medical Center

November 11, 2017

Distance: 4.5 miles; 7.2 kilometers

Start TIME:               8:00 AM

Start LOCATION:     Courthouse Square (Downtown Dayton) at the Lincoln Statue

                                  23 N. Main St., Dayton, OH 45402


End LOCATION:      Dayton VA Medical Center

                                 4100 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45428



 MAP from Courthouse Square to DVAMC:



Honoring Event Start TIME:  9:45-10:00 AM (start time will depend on the arrival of hikers from Courthouse Square)

Historical DVMC Hike Start Time: Immediately following honoring event. (Distance is about 2 miles - more if you walk around grotto and up to buildings, etc., and plenty of ways to shorten hike).

Anyone is welcome to come hike (walk) or roll, if you participated in any of the hiking or walking in the past or even if this is your first time! All are welcome, but only participate in the event if you are physically able. Participation is at your own risk.

Hikers will leave Courthouse Square and turn right down West Third Street. Hikers will arrive at the Dayton VA Medical Center via the Gettysburg Gate and end at The Miami Valley Military History Museum. Honoring event will be held outside the museum, to recognize those individuals who completed the Warrior 150 Challenge (hiking 150 kilometers total) and the 150 Walking Challenge (walking 150 miles). Following the event, everyone is encouraged to continue walking a self-guided route through the National Historical Landmark Dayton VA Medical Center. Historical Route follows the guide created by the American Veterans Heritage Center. A Veterans Day Ceremony will be held in the lobby of Building 330 at 11:00 AM, all are invited and welcome to attend. 

RTA does run bus #9 from Dayton VAMC to/from Wright Stop Plaza prior to hike and following. Bus stop location is in front of the medical center.  http://www.i-riderta.org/schedules/routeInfo?routeId=aa1d68f0-f6a6-496e-a65e-520b7700c0aa . Find more information about fare to ride RTA here: http://www.i-riderta.org/how-to-ride/fares-passes. Veterans and U.S. Military ride free all day on Veterans Day, for more information: http://www.i-riderta.org/news/greater-dayton-rta-honors-military-with-free-rides-on-veterans-day .

Please visit: http://warrior150challenge.com/ for more information.

Dayton VA Medical Center presents in conjunction with the following community partners:

Dayton Area Chapter of the Red Cross


The Miami Valley Military History Museum




Outdoor Adventure Connections:


Buckeye Trail


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