General Information

Beacon of Hope 5k Run/Walk

DATE: Sunday, May 19, 2019

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
  • 10:30 am - 1pm After Party at Ocean 27

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.

After Party at Ocean 27

Join us after the race for music, corn hole, Jenga, and more at Ocean 27!  More details coming soon!!

Check out this preview of Ocean 27, our venue for the awards and After Party!

Registration Information

Register Today!

Tech shirts guaranteed to all ADULT race participants registered by May 1st, 2019! (sizes based on availability) **Child Registration includes cotton race t-shirt.

Online Registration closes Sunday, May 19th at 9am

On-site registration opens at 7:30am on Sunday, May 19th