General Information

Beacon of Hope 5k Run/Walk

DATE: Sunday, May 15, 2016

LOCATION: 24th Street Park (Virginia Beach Oceanfront)

The Beacon of Hope 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Memory Walk is held annually at the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront. All proceeds from the race support the programs of I Need A Lighthouse, Inc.

The mission of I Need A Lighthouse, Inc. is to significantly reduce the loss and suffering from teen and young adult depression, suicide, and suicidal behavior through educational programs and community partnerships. All services are provided in the Hampton Roads community. 
 
For more information about Lighthouse's mission and programs click here.

Schedule of Events

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am Race Registration
  • 9:00 am 5k Run/Walk Start
  • 9:15 am 1 Mile Memory Walk Start
  • 9:30 am Beach Trek Start
  • 10:30 am - 1 pm Post Race Celebration

Beacon of Hope 5k Run/Walk

This race begins at 24th Street Park and follows the board walk along the oceanfront for a beautiful run ending once again at 24th Street Park. The course is scenic and enjoyable for novice and experienced racers. Race as an individual or form a team and run with friends and family. Come early on race day to beat the registration crowd!

1 Mile Memory Walk

Those who have been personally touched by suicide and/or depression are invited to join us in a 1 Mile Memory Walk Share with others, and support local efforts to promote education and awareness about teen depression and suicide. Participants are invited to bring a copy of a photo (no originals please) to post on the memory wall at the race.

Mental Wellness Beach Trek

Registration for the Mental Wellness Beach Trek, a short walk on the beach in support of mental wellness, will be available on-site, and is free of charge.  

Post Race Celebration

Join us after the race for live music, corn hole, kid's games, raffles and prizes!

Registration Information

Register Early!

Tech shirts guaranteed to all ADULT race participants registered by May 1st, 2016! (sizes based on availability) **Child Registration includes cotton race t-shirt.

Online Registration closes Sunday, May 15th at 9am

On-site registration opens at 7:30am on Sunday, May 15th