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Kelly Watt Memorial Run

Nov 19, 2011 Registration 7:30am

Panorama Farms, Earlysville VA
The 7th annual Kelly Watt Memorial Run will be held to honor the life and accomplishments of Kelly Watt.

Dan Monahan - Race Director
434 977-8027



3rd Annual Charlottesville NEDA Walk

Nov 5, 2011 10am

University of Virginia Park Pavilion
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is waging a battle against eating disorders and unrealistic “body perfect” ideals. To raise funds and support the community, NEDA is hosting the third annual Charlottesville NEDA Walk, themed It’s Time to Talk About It … It’s Time to Walk About It!

Karen Brundage
National Eating Disorders Association
323-660-5800



Paul H. Cale Elementary School PTO 5k Run/Walk and 1/2 Mile Fun Run

Oct 29, 2011 8am

Paul H. Cale Elementary School, 1757 Avon Street Extended, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Cale's 5k Run/Walk is a measured, out and back course. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult for the 5k event. The 1/2 Mile Fun Run will be held entirely on the school property. 5K Run/Walk is $25.00, 1/2 mile Fun Run is $10.00 and if 3 or more members of your immediate family are registering, there is a flat entry fee of $50.00. All entry fees are non-refundable. Registration forms available at www.k12albemarle.org/Cale. Make checks payable to Cale PTO and return completed entry form and payment to: Cale PTO, 1757 Avon Street Extended, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

Tracy Hill at tvghill@gmail.com or Allison Evans at allison.a.evans@gmail.com


F.R.O.G Fight For Justice 5k Run Walk

Oct 1, 2011 8am

Gypsy Hill Park Staunton VA
The F.R.O.G. Fight For Justice 5k was started in honor of Julie Greis. This event was named FROG because of Julies love for these animals and collectibles. But the acronym F.R.O.G. to many people that knew her means Forever, Remembering, Our, Girl.

She was a UVA Emergency Room Nurse and a founding member of the Augusta Regional S.A.N.E. Program and was starting to work with other counties in the Shenandoah Valley . She was very ...dedicated to this program and helping the victims to get the justice they deserved. She missed many family dinners and events to make sure the victims got the detailed & caring help they needed. She also spent many days in the court room testifying so that the person responsible was convicted. She cared very much for these victims and did whatever it took to help them. If it wasn't for her work many people such as myself would not realize the severity of this problem. She always said not enough people cared. This is your turn to step up and do just that , CARE!! All of the proceeds will go to helping develop and support the S.A.N.E. Program and also other sexual assault victims programs in the Shenandoah Valley.

Ashley Greis
(540)942-8815



Fork Union 4-Miler

Sep 17, 2011 Registration: 7am; Race: 8:30am

Fork Union Military Academy campus, Route 15, Fork Union, VA
7th annual Fork Union 4-Miler winds through beautiful Fork Union, VA. Proceeds benefit Fluvanna County Fire and Rescue.

Cathy Hitchcock at 434-842-4227


American Cancer Society Bark For Life

Aug 27, 2011 8am - 12pm

Darden Towe Park (Pantops)
A canine event to fight cancer! A non-competitive dog walk to raise money for the fight against cancer. Join us for a fun filled morning walk (1/2 mile) on shaded trail; join in games, contests and watch dog demonstrations with small fundraisers for a good cause! Each canine participant will receive a bandana and goodie bag!

Amy Kirchner, Community Manger 434-978-7423


Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk Charlottesville

Sep 10, 2011 8am

University Hall, UVA (290 Massie Rd. Charlottesville VA 22903)
Come out and show your support for our area’s men and women in uniform! The course will be well suited for serious runners seeking a fast time on a fun course as well as for groups or individuals walking or jogging to support the first responders and military families in our community.

Proceeds from the race will support The Stephen Siller Foundation, USACares, and ParadeRest.



Rachel Hopkins
434-825-8039



2nd Annual Madison 4 Mile Fun Run and Kid's MAD Dash

Aug 27, 2011 7:45am

Hebron Lutheran Church, Hebron Church Road, Madison
The Madison W4MTP is hosting a 4 Mile Fun Run. Cost is $15 for the community and $5 for Madison W4MTP participants. Please register by Aug. 15 to secure T-Shirt size. Kids MAD Dash is free and starts the event at 7:45. Road closes at 7:15.

Cathy McGhee
(540) 948-5104



Nelson County Fall Festival and 5K

Oct 29, 2011 8am - 1pm

Rock Springs united Methodist Chruch
Fall Festival with a 5k - hilly but scenic course and a 1 mile fun run/walk and a fall festival with games, hayride, bake sale, etc. All proceeds benefit various charities. Rock Springs UMC will be hosting a breakfast for $5.00. Race starts at 8:30 am


Melody Roberts
434-981-7184



Walk to End Alzheimer's Kick Off Party

Jul 26, 2011 5pm - 7pm

Charlottesville Omni Hotel
Be sure to mark your calendar for our Walk to End Alzheimer's Kick Off Party on Tuesday, July 26, at Omni Charlottesville Hotel from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Come enjoy food and entertainment and sign up your team.

Team Captains, walkers, and everyone interested in finding out more about Walk to End Alzheimer's or the Alzheimer's Association is welcome. Meet other team captains, register to walk, and win door prizes.






For more information call (434) 973-6122 or email marypat.hanson@alz.org


2011 Charlottesville Heart Walk

Oct 16, 2011 1pm

Monticello High School
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.3 killers, claim more than 865,000 American lives a year. Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you.

The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.3 killers, claim more than 865,000 American lives a year. Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you.


2011 Orange County Heart Walk

Sep 25, 2011 1:30pm

Orange County High School
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.3 killers, claim more than 865,000 American lives a year. Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you.

For more information please contact Dana Eagle or Mandy Powers via phone
at (804) 965-6587 or via email at charlottesvilleheartwalk@heart.org.




2011 Augusta County Heart Walk

Sep 10, 20211 9am

Gypsy Hill Park
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.3 killers, claim more than 865,000 American lives a year. Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you

For more information please contact Dana Eagle or Mandy Powers via phone
at (804) 965-6587 or via email at charlottesvilleheartwalk@heart.org.



18th Annual Women's Four Miler Training Program

Jun 18, 2011 - Aug 27, 2011 Saturdays: 7:30am

"The Park" at UVA North Grounds
Women and girls (recommended ages 8+) are invited to participate in the 18th Annual Women’s Four Miler Training Program! Walkers and runners of any level are welcome to make this summer THE ONE.

Join us at our NEW location “The Park” - a UVA sports complex past the Law School at the end of Massie Road. This 11 week Saturday program provides group training and talks by experts on a variety of women’s health topics in preparation for the Women’s Four Miler Race to be held September 3rd.

Your registration includes a program manual and women’s fitness information. Pre-Registration is going on NOW online. Early bird registration and advanced packet pick-up will be held: Thursday, 6/16 & Friday, 6/17 from 11am - 1 pm & 5pm - 7 pm at ACAC in Albemarle Square.

Register online NOW or at the training any Saturday morning starting June 18th.


Joan Esposito, Program Director, at 434.951.5137 or info@W4MTP.com


Montalto Challenge

May 7, 2011 8am

Saunders-Monticello Trail
Join us for an exhilarating 5K race from the base of the Saunders-Monticello Trail to the top of Montalto.

The demanding, all-uphill course offers thrilling views of Monticello, Charlottesville, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. This race is limited to 250 participants. All proceeds go the Monticello Fund which supports the maintenance of Saunders-Monticello Trail.

Registration through May 4 is $25. On race day add $5. All proceeds will go to support the stewardship of the Saunders-Monticello Trail by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, a nonprofit organization. All proceeds go the Monticello Fund which supports the maintenance of Saunders-Monticello Trail.

Register online at www.monticello.org/montalto5k or call (434) 984-9836. Registration required.

Ticket office at Monticello 434-984-9822


Run For the River 5k/10k

Apr 30, 2011 Registration: 7am; Race: 8am

Nolting Rd
Come on out to the Second Annual Run for the River 5k/10k, located just 25 minutes east of downtown Charlottesville. Hit the soft surface and experience the head- waters of the York River Basin and the Green Springs National Historic Landmark District.
Designated in 1974, this area consists of a unique
assemblage of rural examples of century-old ar-
chitecture preserved in their original context.
The landscape, the rural mode of life, and the
blend of buildings in their setting have remained
substantially undisturbed. Even fence lines and
meandering country lanes, mostly unpaved, fol-
low their original course.
Enjoy the view as you run through some of the 14,000 acres within the historic district protected by conservation easements. These easements are designed to maintain the integrity of the historic district for future generations by limiting land divisions, preserving the buildings,
supporting agriculture, and protecting the breathtaking views in the area. The National Park Service, Virginia Outdoors Foundation, Historic Green Springs, Inc.
among others work to see that the easements are upheld and the historic district is preserved in perpetuity.
Run for a Cause. The proceeds from this run will benefit the South Anna Monitoring Project and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Volunteers from the Green Springs community have been collecting water quality data, moni-
toring the health of the river, and promoting conservation for over eight years. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a regional nonprofit organization that builds and fosters partnerships to protect and to restore the Bay and its rivers.
All participants will receive a commemorative
finish photo and gift bag.
Pre-registrants will receive a t-shirt.
Overall and age group prizes will be awarded.
Race day registration - 7:00 am to 7:45.
Both races start at 8:00 am.
Arrive early and stay late to enjoy
the environmental education fair,
freshly prepared food and vendors.

Robin Patton
540-967-1283



PROSAMI 5K Fun run

Apr 2, 2011 8am - 12pm

McIntire Park pavilion
PROSAMI 5 K Fun Run, on Saturday, April 2, registration at 8 - 9 am, Run starts at 9:15 am. All proceeds go to support the PROSAMI program, which is an initiative to set up free standing clinics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, run by nurse midwives, to provide focused maternal and infant health care. All proceeds from PROSAMI Fun Run will go to support this program in the Congo. Please contact the Fun Run Coordinators, Hayley Gaston-Enholm, at hhg6dd@virginia.edu or David Strider, at dvs7e@virginia.edu, to confirm.

David Strider:
434-996-0497



Run for Autism 5K

Apr 16, 2011 7:45am

Charlottesville High School
Please help support this worthwhile cause by joining us for a fun morning of running and walking.

Autism is now more common than childhood cancers, Down Syndrome and childhood diabetes combined! Established in 1996, the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) operates a private, not-for-profit school and resource center providing services to children with autism and their families.

Kate Lambert
434.923.8252



Fluvanna SPCA 5K Run/Walk

Apr 2, 2011 6:30am

Lake Monticello Golf Course, 51 Bunker Blvd., Palmyra, VA 22963
The Fluvanna SPCA will be holding a 5K Run/Walk at the scenic Lake Monticello Golf Course on Sat., Apr. 2nd at 7:30am. The race is not limited to Lake Monticello residents. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers overall and per age group. All proceeds will support the FSPCA's life-saving mission to rescue homeless pets and place them in good, loving homes. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.fspca.org. The Fluvanna SPCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Pre-register at www.fspca.org or register at the door:
$15 Child (age 15 and under)
$20 Adult (age 16 and up) - until Mar. 20
$25 Adult (age 16 and up) - after Mar. 20

Fluvanna SPCA (434) 591-0123 or http://www.fspca.org


Charlottesville CureSearch Walk

Apr 9, 2011 8:30am

The Park at UVA, 1015 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA
Join CureSearch for Children's Cancer as we honor and celebrate those children whose lives have been affected by pediatric cancer. Come out for a full morning of family activities, food, music and a mile and a half walk.

Kelly Bush 240-235-2215


Help Plan Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's

Jan 31, 2011 12pm

1160 Pepsi Pl. Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA
Help us plan the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™, the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research, held annually in Roanoke, Charlottesville, Danville, Harrisonburg, and Lynchburg.

This inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. Committee members will help find sponsors, encourage team participation, participate in awareness and kick off events and plan the logistics and details of the walk. The committee meets monthly.

To learn more about being a committee member, attend this information session.




Katie Winters
434-973-6122
katie.winters@alz.org



Greene Habitat 5K

Apr 2, 2011 9am (pre-register at 7:30am)

Blue Ridge School
Join us for the second annual Greene Habitat 5K! Your support and contribution will help us continue to bring affordable housing to the residents of Greene County! The course is a challenging one, with a fair amount of thigh burning single track, stream crossings and of course that beautiful mountainous setting. Join us at the Blue Ridge School near Dyke, VA in the mountains of Greene County and you won't be disappointed! See website for more details and to register online www.greenehabitat.org/greene5k

Corey Schmidt 434-284-2728