The annual Buzz-by-Belmont 5K Family Fun Run/Walk is going virtual! Now in its 15th year, this celebration of fitness, student achievement, and family fun starts and finishes at Clark Elementary School and has become a tradition in the neighborhood and Charlottesville fitness community. The event is hosted by the Clark Elementary School PTO.
We are continuing the tradition of this race but in a format that is safe given the ongoing pandemic and encourage students, families and community members to sign up and commit to running or walking the route anytime from October 9-12.
There will be no official timing this year, but feel free to time yourself or race your family members. All proceeds from the race benefit the Clark Education Opportunity Fund.
The rolling course tours some of Charlottesville’s most vibrant neighborhoods, passing through Downtown Belmont, around Belmont Park and touching the diverse areas of Belmont, Carlton and Sixth Street that comprise the Clark Elementary School district. Please consult the route map before you run. There will be signs posted on the route from October 9-12.
This year’s event is being sponsored in part by a Virginia Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School mini-grant. The Safe Routes to School program aims to encourage students to walk to school regularly and safely. In addition to providing built-in exercise for students, the program seeks to reduce traffic congestion and emissions around schools.
When: Friday October 9 through Monday October 12, 2020
Who: Anyone is welcome. We encourage families to walk or run the route together!
Where: Start and finish at Clark Elementary School, 1000 Belmont Avenue.
Registration: Sign up now
Sign up to Volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C48AAAE2BA6FC1-virtual
Thanks to our sponsors: The Local, Ting Internet, WE Brown, Balanced Physical Therapy and Chiropractic, Found Market, Stony Point Development Group, STEAM Discovery Academy, Firefly, Good Phyte Foods, 20 Paces Creamery, Found Market, Decades Arcade, J Bird Supply and Safe Routes to School Virginia.