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Remember the Arizona

December 9, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EST


Remember the Arizona

About this event*

On December 7, 1941 the USS Arizona (BB-39) was struck by Japanese bombers during the attack on Pearl Harbor. A massive explosion followed, killing approximately 1,177 officers and crewman aboard the ship. In honor of the 82nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Veterans Education and Transition Services in partnership with Online, Distance and Continuing Education at the University of Arizona is hosting two events:

December 9, 2023 – 5K Run and Walk (w/ virtual option)

November 11, 2023 to December 7, 2023 – 39 Mile Virtual Challenge

VETS was created to provide comprehensive services to ensure veteran students transition successfully to the university environment, are retained, graduate, and obtain meaningful employment. The University provides great support in these efforts. Online, Distance and Continuing Education is instrumental in providing support to the nearly 2,000military-connectedd students in our online and distance programs. The University of Arizona is ranked # 4 by Military Times Best for Vets Rankings while Arizona Online is ranked #5 by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Program for Veterans and Best College in Arizona for Veterans among National Universities.

Join us for this free event. Bring the family and support your support for our veteran and military connected students and community. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative medal.

Looking for additional ways to show your support? Consider a small gift or visit the VETS website to learn more.


5K Run and Walk*

December 9th @ 8:30 AM

Race day registration will begin at 8:00 AM. All participants are required to sign a liability waiver to participate.

The first 100 participants will receive an event medal.

All ages and fitness levels welcome. Walk or run at your own pace.

Stroller friendly event.


39 Mile Virtual Challenge*

Complete 39 miles, in recognition of the USS Arizona’s hull number (BB-39), between Veteran’s Day (November 11th) and Pearl Harbor Day (December 7th).

Can be completed at your own pace, at any location. You can walk or run. You can use a treadmill indoors or get outside and enjoy the weather. The choice is yours.

Custom event medal for first 50 participants.

Instructions explaining how to enter the challenge and record your miles will be provided in your confirmation email.


December 9, 2023
8:30 am - 9:30 am EST
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USS Arizona Mall Memorial
East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85709 United States
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