Race for a Better Place 8K & 5K

Event Date

Sat, Apr 19, 2014


Newport News, VA

About This Activity

Walk. Run. Race.

The 8K and 5K will start and finish at the Mariners' Museum and will run over the Lions Bridge and through the Riverside area of Newport News. Racers, runners, joggers, walkers and strollers are welcome! Race timing and results will be provided by the Peninsula Track Club. Walkers and strollers will begin behind runners.

Following the race, runners can enjoy complimentary beverages on tap (2 beer tickets), delicious PIZZA, live DJ and fabulous PRIZES for race and raffle winners. Additional beer tickets will be available for $2.

Procceds will benefit the Junior League of Hampton Roads and its projects. The JLHR has a commitment to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving our community. For information about joining the League, visit www.jlhr.org.

REGISTER online today! Prices will increase on January 16, March 1, and April 6th. T-shirts and swag bags will be guaranteed to all participants registered by April 5th. Race packets will be available for pick-up the day before the race, as well as race day starting at 7:30 a.m.

Event schedule and times

Packet pick-up will be available at the Junior League of Hampton Roads headquarters at 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Suite 4-D in Newport News on Friday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Race Day Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Music and entertainment will also begin at 7:30 a.m.

5K and 8K races to begin at 8:30 a.m. The 100 yard dash will take place at 9:15 a.m for children 12 and under. Race results will be provided by Peninsula Track Club following the race.

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