Celebrate one of Northwest Florida's greatest traditions at Eglin's 35th Annual Gate to Gate Memorial Day Run/Walk! This competitive race is open to members of the general public of all ages.
Early registration is $35 and will be open through Monday, May 2. Late registration is $45 and will be open through Tuesday, May 24. Registration will be available on the day of the race for $55 from 5 to 6 a.m. for those with base access. Cash will not be accepted for registration at any point.
Registered participants may pick up their race packets from three different locations on select dates before the race. Packets will be available at the Eglin Main Fitness Center on Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24; at the Air Force Armament Museum on Wednesday, May 25; and at the Run With It store (downtown Fort Walton Beach) on Saturday, May 28. Each packet pick-up day will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Packets will also be available on race day from 5 to 6 a.m. at Unity Park. A photo ID is required to pick up race packets.
On race day, non-DoD participants must enter through the West Gate on Highway 189 near the Air Force Armament Museum. All participants must be in place at the start line by 6:30 a.m. at the corner of Chinquapin Drive and Eglin Boulevard. Following the race, everyone is invited to enjoy an after-party at Unity Park featuring FREE food and refreshments as well as award presentations for top finishers in a variety of age categories.
Also, a FREE kids' run will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the race start line with t-shirts for all participants and awards for winners! Registration is not required for the kids' run.