Having survived an historic snow storm here on the East Coast, there is every reason to breathe a sigh of relief, put down the shovels, and relax. However, now is also the time when race schedules are coming out. Virginia offers an enormous variety of runs and obstacle course to fit any age and skill level. While pushing your endurance and taking in amazing scenery (or at least seeing it in the photos afterward), you have the opportunity to raise both money and awareness for the causes near and dear to you.
Central Virginia is home to many local runs benefiting organizations doing amazing work right here in our own backyard. There are so many, in fact, that runners who complete at least 26.2 miles in select non-profit races receive an official C-VILLE-athon running shirt. Find one that moves you and get moving to help these worthy causes.
Below is a (very) partial list of upcoming events in the Central Virginia Area.
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
5K for Foster Care
The Haven ‘Run for Home’
Run for Autism 5K
Mimi’s Run 5K benefiting cardiovascular research
4 The Wounded 5K to support Wounded Warriors Project
Run for Shelter 5K to support Shelter for Help in Emergency
Run and Remember 5K to benefit Hospice of Piedmont
Summer Extravaganza Run benefiting the MaDee Project that provides support to pediatric cancer patients and their families in the Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County areas.
Did we miss a great race? Please feel free to add to the list of events benefiting organizations doing great work and making a difference.