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General Information | I Need a Lighthouse

General Information

Beacon of Hope 5k Run/Walk

DATE: Sunday, May 17, 2020

LOCATION: 24th Street Park (Virginia Beach Oceanfront)

The Beacon of Hope 5k Run/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
  • 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!  All finishers will receive a medal and a t-shirt* (*guaranteed for all participants registered by May 1, 2019).

Virtual Run

Unable to join us for the walk/run in person?  You can still support the Beacon of Hope 5k by registering for our virtual run/walk.  Run or walk wherever you are and we will send you a finisher medal and t-shirt to thank you for your support.

Remembrance Wall

If you are walking in honor or memory of a loved one, feel free to bring a photo to hang on our remembrance wall.  *please bring copies of pictures, no original pictures in case of damage due to weather.

After Party at Ocean 27

Join us after the race for music, corn hole, Jenga, and more at Ocean 27!  Every racer will receive a free beer* or soda (*with ID).  Bid on fantastic items at our silent auction,  and order delicious food from the Ocean 27 menu.

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

Registration Information

Until November 15, 2019:

  • Individual 5k - $40
  • Student/Military/Senior5k  - $35
  • Child (6-12) 5k Run/Walk $25
  • Virtual 5k - $40

November 16, 2019 - April 15, 2020:

  • Individual 5k - $45
  • Student/Military/Senior 5k - $40
  • Child (6-12) Run/Walk - $30
  • Virtual 5k - $45

April 16, 2020 - May 16, 2020:

  • Individual 5k - $50
  • Student/Military/Senior 5k - $45
  • Child (6-12) Run/Walk - $35
  • Virtual 5k - $50

May 17, 2020:

  • Individual 5k - $55
  • Student/Military/Senior 5k - $50
  • Child (6-12) Run/Walk - $40
  • Virtual 5k - $55

Packet Pick-Up

Race Day (on-site): 7:30am-8:45am

Early Packet Pick-up: Saturday, May 16, 2020 2:00pm-4:00pm

Running, Etc.

Regency Hilltop Shopping Center 1940 Laskin Road #302 Virginia Beach, VA

Register Today!

Tech shirts guaranteed to all ADULT race participants registered by May 1st, 2020! (sizes based on availability) **Child Registration includes cotton race t-shirt.

Online Registration closes Sunday, May 17th at 9am

On-site registration opens at 7:30am on Sunday, May 17th