Navy Birthday 5K Run 2020

Celebrate the US Navy's 245th Birthday with a free region-wide 5K run! NAS Meridian will be participating in this year's event virtually, so runners can compete at their convenience.

The Navy Region Southeast 2019 Navy Birthday Run Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program is open to Active Duty military personnel, Retirees, Reservists, DoD Civilians and Dependents. To participate, perform your run during the month of October and share a photo of your run tracker in the 'Discussion' section of this event page. Once you've posted your time, you can pick up a free t-shirt (while supplies last) from the Fitness Center. Medals will be given to the top three male and female finishers at each installation. Overall winners will be awarded for the region.

Pre-registration can be completed here. All registered runners are entered into a drawing for three $50 pre-paid VISA gift cards sponsored by GEICO, so don't miss out!

We'd like to thank Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program and GEICO for making the event possible. To learn more about them, visit and

*No Navy endorsement implied