Charlottesville-area residents can now register to participate in the 14th Annual Clark Elementary School “Buzz by Belmont” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 26.
The race is a celebration of fitness, student achievement, and family fun that starts and finishes at Clark Elementary School and has become a tradition in the neighborhood and Charlottesville fitness community.
The race starts at 8:00 a.m. and takes participants along a rolling course through the diverse neighborhoods that comprise the Clark Elementary School district. There will also be a free Kids Dash for elementary students (Pre-K to 4th grade) which will start at 9:00 a.m. on the Clark Elementary Field. The dash will be run by age group and contained to the Clark field.
Fees range from pay-what-you-can donations for Clark Families to a $10 youth fee or
$20 for adults 18-and-over for early registrations. Prices increase $5 after 9/15. Race tshirts
are guaranteed for all early registrations.
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
The race is officiated by the Charlottesville Track Club, and is part of the C-ville-athon
running circuit. All proceeds benefit the Clark Education Opportunity Fund. Post-race
activities will be held at Clark and will include cheering for the kids dash, Safe Routes to
School bicycle rodeo, a raffle featuring local business gift cards, and race prizes.
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 starting at 8am (check-in at 7:30am).
Who: Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome.
Where: Start and finish at Clark Elementary School, 1000 Belmont Avenue.
Registration: Sign up now! Early Bird pricing until September 15. Tshirts guaranteed for all early registrants.
Sign up to Volunteer: There are many ways to help and have fun! Link to SignUp Genius coming soon.
Thanks to our Sponsors: Safe Routes to School, The Catering Outfit, The Local, Ting, WE Brown, Stony Point Design/Build, Martin Horn, Balanced Physical Therapy and Chiropractic, Ragged Mountain Running Shop and Charlottesville Track Club.