The Community Bridges 5K Run/Walk

Sat October 12, 2019 Charlottesville, VA US 22903 Directions

Race Starts at 8:00 AM 
UVA Chemistry Building, 409 McCormick Road

Q: Who are the beneficiaries of this year’s Community Bridges 5K Run/Walk?
AHIP (Albemarle Housing Improvement Program), Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, the Charlottesville Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR) and the Piedmont Housing Alliance are the beneficiaries of this year’s race. All are local 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that work to create affordable housing and are making an impact in our community.

Q: Why are these organizations the beneficiaries of this year’s race? 
A:  The UVA-Community Working group identified affordable housing as one of the top issues that UVA and the community could work together to address. Supporting these organizations is an opportunity to help ensure there is safe, quality, affordable housing for all residents in the region.

Q: Is anything included in the registration fee?
A: Each registration fee includes a donation to each of the four beneficiary nonprofit organizations and a custom, short-sleeved 2019 race t-shirt.

Q: I’ve just realized that I can’t come to the race. Can I get a refund or transfer my registration?
A: Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds on registration fees or transfer registrations. However, you can still pick up your t-shirt and your donation will support the four nonprofit organizations.

Q: Is there a discount for youth/students? 
 Yes; there is a $5 discount for students and children under the age of 18.

Q: I'm not sure I can afford the registration fee, are scholarships available? 
 Registration scholarships are available. If you wish to participate but cannot afford the registration fee, please contact for more information.

Q: Where does the race begin?
 The race will start at 8:00 a.m. at the UVA Chemistry Building, located at 409 McCormick Road.

Q: How long will it last?
A: The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude with an awards ceremony at 9:00 a.m.

Q: Is this race chip timed?
Yes, all participants will have a bib with chip timing.

Q: What types of teams exist for UVA faculty, staff, and students?
 UVA faculty, staff, and students can choose from a list of Faculty/Staff, Club Sports, Greek Organizations/Councils, and First-Year Dorms teams. All students who register will also be automatically entered into their School team.

Q: Who can create a team?
 We encourage local schools, churches, and businesses to create Community Teams!  During registration you'll be asked if you'd like to join a team. Check yes. Then you'll see options to join an existing team or "Create a New Group/Team." Enter the new team name and click Continue.

Q: How do I form/join a team after registration?
A: Sign In to RunSignUp
Go to your Profile
See Upcoming Races, choose The Community Bridges 5K
Click Manage Registration next to the registration that you are editing. Then click on TEAM in the top navigation bar. You can join an existing Group/Team or create a NEW Group/Team.

Q: I chose the wrong t-shirt size during registration. How can I change my size?
 Sign in to RunSignUp
Go to your Profile
See Upcoming Races, choose The Community Bridges 5K
Click Manage Registration next to the registration that you are editing. Then click on GIVEAWAY in the top navigation bar.

Q: When can I pick up my bib and shirt?  

Q: Are strollers or baby carriers allowed on the race course?
A: No, because of safety issues due to the high volume of participants, strollers of any kind (including jogging strollers) and baby carriers are not allowed on the race course. 

Q: Can I run with my dog?
A: Dogs are great training partners, but Rover has to sit this one out. It’s a humans-only event. We don’t want to risk runners or dogs getting spooked, tangled in leashes or worse yet, injured.