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Shelter for Help in Emergency 5K Run/Walk for Shelter

In-Person: November 4, 2023 Virtual: October 1-31, 2023 Charlottesville, VA 22901 US



27th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Shelter 

It's race time again and this year the Shelter for Help in Emergency is giving our 5K family two options to participate in our 5K:  Join us in-person on race day, Saturday November 4th,  for our annual 5K Run/Walk for Shelter or run the 5K Race virtually during the month of October. Results for both races will be posted separately on the Shelter's website and social media pages on November 4, 2023. 

To allow flexibility, you can register for the in-person event on November 4th, but then switch to virtual at a later time if you choose.  If you decide to switch, virtual runners must complete and submit their 5K results by October 31.  You can also switch your virtual 5K registration to the in-person event on November 4th.  If you decide this option, any virtual results you have sent in will be discarded. 




Participants will receive a hat for participating in the event.


When:  Saturday, November 4, 2023, 8am

Where:  Charlottesville Downtown Mall,  View Race Course Here

Registration:  We encourage everyone to pre-register for this event.  There are limited race day registrations available.  Race Day registration begins on the Downtown Mall at 7am.

Packet Pick-up:  Friday, November 3, 8:30am - 6:30pm, Shelter for Help in Emergency Community Outreach Center

Awards:  Top 3 female/male overall and top 3 female/male masters.  All runners are eligible for Grab Bag Prizes at the end of the event.  Must be present to win. 

Results Posted:  Event Day results will be posted on our website and social media pages on November 4, 2023.

For More Information:  Call (434) 963-4676 or email

For accommodation requests, please contact Laura Mahan at (434)963-4676, ext. 113 or



Can be completed anytime during the month of October 2023.  Virtual Results will be posted on our website and social media pages November 4, 2023.

As a virtual 5K, you can complete your run anywhere and anytime during the month of October.  You can run our course, pick your favorite course, walk around the neighborhood or even step up on the treadmill.  Your pace, your time.  The possibilities are endless!  Once you’ve completed your run, you’ll have the option to submit your time by text, email, or through your RunSignUp profile.  We ask that you send us your results no later than October 31. 

We want to see your run!  Send us photos by email or text during your run and of your chosen course. Be sure to include the location of where your running if you’ve chosen one other than our usual downtown course. If posting to social media, please use the hashtag #SHE5K23.


  • Register for the race. 
  • Complete a 5K (3.1 miles) by running or walking anytime, anywhere between October 1-31, 2023. You can walk around your neighborhood, step on the treadmill, run our course or one of your favorites. 
  • Submit your time.
  • Celebrate your accomplishment!
  • Share a photo on social media of your run/walk using the hashtag #SHE5K23.



If you signed up for text or email notifications during the registration process, you’ll be able to submit your results by responding to the notification reminder. Or, you can manually enter your results on your RunSignUp profile following the instructions below.  We ask that you submit your results no later than 11:59pm, October 31st.  Final results will be posted on our website and social media accounts on November 4, 2023.  
        1.      Sign in to your profile
        2.      Go to the Results tab in the menu at the top of the page
        3.      Click the Submit Virtual Results button
        4.      Search for your registration by entering in your name or email and date of birth.
        5.      Once you find your registration click Log Activities
        6.      Enter your time
        7.      Click Submit Activity



Since 1979, the Shelter for Help in Emergency has worked to support and empower victims of domestic/intimate partner violence through a combination of trauma-informed residential and community-based outreach services, including a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, safety planning, information and referral, resource assistance, legal advocacy and court accompaniment, supportive counseling, outreach to the Spanish-speaking community, and programs for children and youth.

The Shelter for Help in Emergency provides strong, well-established programs and services that respond to the needs of our whole community. While some clients need the benefit of services within our safe, confidential residential facility, others are able to access the services they need at our Community Outreach Center or in other community-based sites. Over the years we have worked to become a resource to the whole community – a place where people can get information about domestic violence and learn ways in which they can get involved.


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