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November 2019

Waynesboro Family YMCA Turkey Trot (In Memory of Dick Meador)

November 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Waynesboro Family YMCA, 648 South Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980 United States
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Join in the holiday fun with a Turkey Trot event hosted by the Waynesboro Family YMCA.  Fitness options include a 500yd Swim, Gobbler Trot, and 5k Run & Walk.

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December 2019

Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic 5k

December 7, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Beale’s Brewery, 510 Grove Street
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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The Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic 5k is celebrating 40 years! Join runners and walkers of all ages and abilities for this central Virginia holiday tradition. Children are also invited to participate in the "Peaks Junior" 1 Mile and 1/4 Mile fun run. Proceeds support the Bedford Area YMCA. This event is known for its friendly faces, caroling volunteers, and fun post-race celebration. The Town of Bedford Christmas Parade is traditionally held just after the event.NEW LOCATION, NEW COURSEOur new…

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Reindeer Run 2 Miler Trail Run

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Camp Hydaway (Liberty University), 936 Camp Hydaway Road
Lychburg, VA 24501 United States
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'Tis the season to celebrate with the students of Liberty University as they run, walk, and gallop 2 miles (most in costume) on the trails of Liberty Mountain.This event is part of the Liberty Mountain Trail Series. For more LMTS info please click HERE.

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Farmville Jingle Bell Run/Walk

December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First Avenue Field, First Avenue
Farmville, VA 23901 United States
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Join in the fun of this Farmville holiday tradition. Runners and walkers are welcome.  Enjoy the neighborhoods surrounding Longwood University.

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Riverside Runners Jingle Bell Fun Run

December 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Riverside Runners, 2480 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503 United States
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Come share in the holiday fun! With jingle bells on our shoes we'll spread some holiday cheer along Rivermont Avenue. This festive holiday tradition is open to all. Prizes given to those with the most holiday spirit (like costumes). Cookies and hot chocolate served afterward. Run up to 5 miles. All are welcome. No registration required. FREE.

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January 2020

10th Annual Boys & Girls Club Resolution Run – 2 Mile Run/Walk

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia, 1101 Madison Street
Lynchburg, VA 24503 United States
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Start your "new" year off with some extra motivation to stay fit and support one of Lynchburg's most dynamic non-profits.  This 2-Mile run/walk has become a community tradition for many. The start and finish is in downtown Lynchburg at the Boys & Girls Club with a double-loop course. The only Sunday afternoon race in Lynchburg!

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February 2020

Arctic 5k Trail Race

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Camp Hydaway (Liberty University), 936 Camp Hydaway Road
Lychburg, VA 24501 United States
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$20

Presented by Liberty University Student Activities, this 5k kicks off the Spring Liberty Mountain Trail Series. One of the toughest, off-road, 5K courses in Lynchburg. Come for the fun, challenge, and beauty of Liberty Mountain.  Every 5k is easier after this one!

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March 2020

Lighten-Up Lynchburg 5k Run/Walk

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Peaks View Park, 1147 Ardmore Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502 United States
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Lighten-Up Lynchburg is a timed 5K Run/Walk to encourage activity and increase awareness about the obesity epidemic. This race is hosted by the Lynchburg Mayor's Youth Council, and a portion of the money earned will go towards raising obesity awareness.The 5K will take place at Peaks View Park--a very flat course, so predict fast times! Please park at either the Ardmore or Tenbury Drive entrance.Packet Pickup will take place at Riverside Runners on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 12-6pm, and…

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6th Annual King of the Mountain Trail Hill Climb

March 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
SnoFlex, 3998 Candlers Mountain Road
Lynchburg, 24515 United States
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Starting at SnoFlex, The  King of the Mountain 2 mile challenge is a trail run that will challenge the mountain goat in all of us. Mile one is a quad buster down hill for approximately 1 mile and then....goes straight up the side of Liberty Mountain to our mountain top finish! The view is amazing! This event is presented by Liberty University Outdoor Recreation. 

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Run the High Bridge (Rice, VA)

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, Inc. AND Centra Southside Community Hospital are sponsoring a 5K run and walk. The event will start at the Camp Paradise entrance of the High Bridge Trail State Park (just outside of Farmville, VA) and offers an out and back run across the legendary High Bridge. Proceeds will go to scholarships for graduates of the Cumberland County High School. 

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St. Paddy’s Day 5k

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
DPO Grille, 10 9th Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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Feeling lucky? Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at this festive 5k that benefits Holy Cross Academy. Leprechauns, runners and walkers are welcome!

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St. Patrick’s Day Pub Run

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fifth & Federal Station, 801 Fifth Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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*EVENT CANCELLED*Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we believe the safest course of action is to cancel the St. Patrick's Day Pub Run. We will plan to reschedule this event as a Cinco de Mayo Pub Run set for Tuesday May 5th. Thank you for your support & understanding.**********************************************************************************Celebrate St. Paddy's day with a fun pub run from Fifth & Federal, Dress to impress. New Balance will be judging those with the most creative, holiday spirit for door prizes. Our 4…

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April 2020

VIRTUAL Run 4 Their Lives Lynchburg

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Liberty University, 1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24515 United States
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On April 11, 2020, Freedom 4/24 will still be hosting the Run 4 Their Lives Lynchburg 5k; however, we have moved this event to a virtual setting due to the COVID-19 guidelines recommended by the CDC for large gatherings.Our mission has not changed and we are still here to bring freedom and justice to victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking. If you're able, we want you to join us!Run, walk, or even hop on your treadmill to Run…

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United Way 5k on the Runway (CANCELLED)

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Lynchburg Regional Airport, 982 Airport Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24502 United States
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The United Way 5k on the Runway is postponed until Saturday, April 10, 2021. In light of the latest COVID-19 updates, and mandates from the local and federal government, we are choosing to postpone our inaugural first United Way 5K on the Runway to next year. In these extraordinary times, your safety and the safety of our staff, volunteers, and community is our main concern. Please understand our decision to focus our efforts on the safety and wellbeing of our…

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10th Annual IRON 5k Run/Walk (POSTPONED – TBD)

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Amherst Country High School, 139 Lancer Lane
Amherst, VA 24521 United States
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The 10th Annual IRON 5K & Kids Fun Run has been postponed to a date TBD. This change was necessary for the safety of our community, participants, and volunteers. Our decision complies with mandates from both federal, state, and local government. Registration will remain open, with Early Bird Pricing extended until a new date is chosen. Our expectation is to announce a new date on or before July 1, 2020. All current registrations will carry over to the new date…

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May 2020

Heart of Virginia Festival 10K & 5k Run (CANCELLED)

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
High Bridge Trail State Park (Farmville, VA), 311 Main Street
Farmville, VA 23901 United States
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As a result of this year's Heart of Virginia Festival being cancelled, the Heart of Virginia 10K & 5K will also be cancelled. We look forward to seeing you next year and apologize for any inconvenience. Those that have already registered will be receiving a refund of their entry fee.10K Race Description (RUN ONLY): The 10K begins at the Main Street Plaza on the High Bridge State Park Trail in Farmville, Virginia. This out and back course runs in the…

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Virtual Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 11:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Support our Armed Forces and the National D-Day Memorial by participating in a patriotic themed 5K Run/Walk. On May 16, 2020, the National D-Day Memorial will still be hosting the Armed Forces Day 5K; however, we have moved this event to a virtual race due to guidelines regarding large gatherings by the CDC.So, What Is A Virtual Race?For years, many races have offered a virtual runner option that allowed runners to participate no matter where they lived and to still…

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Bishop Virtual 5K Race Against Hunger

May 17 @ 12:00 am - May 23 @ 11:00 pm
VA United States
$25

Your participation in the Bishop Virtual 5K Race Against Hunger support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. During this unprecedented time in the modern world, people all across the country are struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table. Food banks do an amazing job at supporting their communities and feeding the less fortunate. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, food banks are struggling more than ever!You are invited to participate in a virtual 5K. Participants choose a…

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Summer Strava Segment Series presented by Lynchburg Road Runners

May 29 @ 12:00 am - June 6 @ 11:59 am
VA United States

Races may be cancelled right now, but Running is not. More people are running now more than ever and we want to help fill the void of cancelled races through the Lynchburg Road Runners Strava Segment Series. What is it? Participants will be challenged to complete a different strava segment in the Lynchburg and Forest area each week. The new segment will be announced Friday morning and participants will have until the following Thursday to complete. Are there Prizes? Yes!!…

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June 2020

National Trails Day 5k Run & Walk (CANCELLED)

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Celebrate National Trails Day by participating in a 5K race on High Bridge Trail State Park sponsored by Centra Southside Community Hospital. The park is a rail to trail conversion and is a wide, level surface with virtually no grade. Course travels over the world famous High Bridge.  Event is limited to 200 participants.

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