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.
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
- 10:15 am Kids Nautical Mile Fun Run
- 9:30 am - 1 pm Beacon of Hope Family Fest (live entertainment, food from local vendors, and lots of great family activities!)
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.
Kids Nautical Mile Fun Run (1.15 Miles)
Following the 5K race, children (ages 12 & under) will be invited to Navigate their Strengths by running in our Nautical Mile! All participants MUST register and will receive a bib to run. Parents are welcome to run with their child at no additional cost. All finishers will receive a medal and a cotton race t-shirt to decorate at the Post-Race Celebration.
Join us for our Post-Race Celebration featuring LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, local FOOD TRUCKS,and a HEALTH EXPO featuring our community's resources eager to share their secrets for health and wellness success. We will have plenty of FUN & GAMES for the kids to enjoy too! Wristbands for kids activities will be sold for $5 each and will include bounce house admission, games, face-painting, entry to the obstacle course, and t-shirt decorating.
Until April 30, 2016:
- Individual 5k - $30
- Student/Military/Senior5k - $25
- Child (6-12) 5k Run/Walk $15
- 1 Mile Memory Walk - $25
- Kids Nautical Mile (12 and under) - $10
May 1-15, 2016:
- Individual 5k - $35
- Student/Military/Senior 5k - $30,
- Child (6-12) Run/Walk - $20
- 1 Mile Memory Walk - $30
- Kids Nautical Mile (12 and under) - $15
Race Day (on-site):
Early Packet Pick-up:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Regency Hilltop Shopping Center
1940 Laskin Road #302
Virginia Beach, VA