Held on the first Saturday in November in Charlottesville, this fundraising and awareness event draws 200-300 dedicated runners and supporters of the Shelter.  After the 8:00am race finishes, all runners are welcome to stay for a chance to win one of many grab bag prizes donated by area businesses.

23rd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Shelter

WHERE: Charlottesville Downtown Mall

COST: $25 before 10/15/19; $30 after and on race day. Long sleeved t-shirt only guaranteed to runners/walkers who have pre-registered by 10/15/19.

REGISTRATION: Online registration at https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Charlottesville/5KRunWalkforShelter, you can download a form here or pick one up at Ragged Mountain Running Shop. Race Day registration from 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. near Jefferson Theater. Entries accepted by mail on or before Oct. 31st and at Ragged Mountain Running Shop until 3 pm on Nov. 1st.

PACKET PICKUP: Friday, 11/1/19, 8:30am-6:30pm, Shelter for Help in Emergency Community Outreach Center, 1415 Sachem Place, Cville 22901

AWARDS: Top 3 female/male overall and top 3 female/male masters finishers receive awards. All runners are eligible for Grab Bag prizes. Must be present to win.

FOR RACE INFORMATION OR INQUIRIES ABOUT SPONSORSHIP: Call 434-963-4676 or email Jenny Spangler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 5K Run/Walk for Shelter!  You can view the race results here