Whitehall Welcomes You to Vet Fest 2021

What is Vet Fest?

The mission of Vet Fest is to provide an uplifting and educational day, bringing the military and civilian communities together to benefit our active duty and military families. This includes providing peer-to-peer networking, outreach from mental health groups, a showcase for military pride, and a display of gratitude. It also serves as a fundraising event for Stop Soldier Suicide and The 22 in 22 Challenge.

This year we have added a virtual component so that everyone can participate from any location. We hope you walk, run, or ruck with us!

#VetFest2021 Gallery →

Virtual: Friday, September 24 to Sunday, September 27

Live: Saturday, September 25th, 2021
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Town of Whitehall
801 Mapleton Ave.
Middletown, DE 19709

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Event Info

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The Importance of Vet Fest

Learn about the importance of Vet Fest and why we focus on engaging youth.

Why You Should Partcipate

Watch our promo video to find out why you should participate in the Patriot 5k!

Schedule of Events
6:30 AM
Volunteers Arrive
8:00 AM
10k Event Registration & Bib Pick-Up
9:00-11:00 AM
Veteran Groups Arrive & Set Up
9:15 AM
National Anthem & Pep Rally for 10K
9:30 AM
GoRuck 10K Start
9:30 AM
5K Event Registration & Bib Pick-Up
10:15 AM
National Anthem & Pep Rally for 5K
11:00 AM
5k Run & Family Walk
12:00 PM
Awards & Welcome
12:00 OM
Lunch & Music
2:00 PM
Event Concludes
About Stop Soldier Suicide

Stop Soldier Suicide is the nation’s first veteran-founded-and-led 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to preventing military suicide. The organization believes that no one who has served our country should ever feel alone.

This best-in-class wellness program utilizes evidence-based risk assessment tools to help veterans and service members at risk for suicide. Stop Soldier Suicide offers a comprehensive plan and continuum of care, led by our highly trained case managers, that identifies risk and protective factors, provides connections to resources, and much more.

Learn more at StopSoldierSuicide.org →
About The 22 in 22 Challenge

Every day, approximately 22 veterans and active duty military take their own lives as they succumb to the hidden battles of combat. The 22 in 22 Challenge was created to raise awareness about this crisis.

Teams from across the U.S. will walk, run, bike, wheel, march, or do yoga (or another activity of their choosing) every day for 22 days to raise funds and awareness about the military suicide crisis. All funds raised through the Challenge are donated to Stop Soldier Suicide, in support of their work to get needed resources to veterans and empower the military community for life.

Want to do your own 22 in 22 Challenge?

Visit 22in22.info →
Vet Fest 2021 Sponsors
VetFest Wall of Hope

Will you help us bring hope to our veterans? Show your support for the VetFest team on social media! Share the word with your friends, family and colleagues, see who's doing local 22 in 22 Challenges, and help get the community involved! To add your messages and photos to our Wall of Hope:

Facebook & Instagram: Tag your posts with #VetFest2021, #VetFest, #22in22