The Haven's RUN FOR HOME 8K Run /4K Walk — Saturday, March 9th

Sat March 9 - Sun March 10, 2024 Charlottesville, VA 22902 US Directions



DATE: Saturday March 9th, 2024, 8:00 am

The 14th Annual Haven Run For Home will be hosted on Saturday, March 9th from Charlottesville's Downtown Mall near 1st Street, ending at the Ting Pavilion. Afterwards, all participants are encouraged to enjoy our legendary post-race breakfast at The Haven. Virtual 8K run and 4K walk options are available where you can run your race remotely, allowing you to run and walk in your own space while still supporting The Haven and our community. 


Special kids' pricing is available for ages 10 and under. The price change ($10 off) will be reflected at registration check out.


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At packet pick-up, you’ll receive all of your race materials, including bib and special Haven hat. Virtual participants do not need to pick up a race packet, but please feel free to come by to pick up a Haven hat!

Packet pick-up will be held on the following days/times and at the specified locations:

  • Thursday March 7th from 9am to 5pm at Ragged Mountain Running Shop 
  • Friday March 8th from 9am to 5pm at Ragged Mountain Running Shop 
  • Saturday March 9th from 6:30am to 7:30am at The Haven

For pick-up on Thursday and Friday, Ragged Mountain Running Shop is located at 3 Elliewood Ave and has all of your race-day needs. Free private parking is available behind the building.

For pick-up on Saturday before the race, come to The Haven’s arched front sanctuary doors facing Market Street and Hill & Wood Funeral Home, directly next to the marquee.


What to know for Saturday's race:

  1. Race materials will be available at packet pick-up (details above). All in-person participants are highly encouraged to pick your packets up before the day of the race
  2. On race day, we suggest that you park at the Market Street or Water Street garages.
  3. Bathrooms will be available on race day at the Pavilion at the east end of the mall. Please note that the start is past The Haven, farther down the west end of the mall, near 1st Street.
  4. We ask that you please wear your race number VISIBLE somewhere on your FRONT, so the mat can read your chip.  

All participants, whether virtual or in-person, are eligible to receive a special "Haven" hat. The hats will be available at the race packet pick-up at The Haven.


All race proceeds benefit THE HAVEN in downtown Charlottesville. The Haven is a safe and welcoming day shelter and housing resource center for people currently experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Serving over 85 people daily, The Haven provides respite for the weary and transformation for the ready.


The Haven 8K Run is one of the events in the C-VILLE-athon series and is traditionally thought of as a warm up race for the Charlottesville 10 Miler. Register for the Charlottesville 10 Miler at For the 2024 C-VILLE-athon series, sign up online at and complete at least 26.2 miles in select non-profit races, including The Haven's Run for Home, to receive an official C-VILLE-athon technical running shirt if you submit your checklist.


For virtual races, you can run an 8K or walk a 4K remotely in your own space anytime between March 9th, 2024 and March 10th, 2024. Unfortunately, virtual racers are not eligible for prizes. 

8K Run or 4K Walk (In Person)

DATE: Saturday, March 9th, 2024


PLACE: Downtown Mall, Charlottesville, VA

REGISTRATION PRICE:  $40 through Feb 26 (Price increases to $45 on Feb 27 and to $50 on Mar 5)


8K Run or 4K Walk (Virtual)

DATE: Anytime between Saturday, March 9th, 2024 through Sunday, March 10th, 2024

START TIME: on your own

PLACE: on your own


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Course Map: 8K

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Course Map: 4K

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