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Jimmy Rich Memorial 5K

Sat October 22, 2022 Danville, VA 24540 US Directions


5K Walk ONLY

9:00AM EDT
Open to ages 8+.


9:00AM EDT
Open to ages 8+.


Anglers Park
350 Northside Dr,
Danville, VA US 24540


In January, 2022, Jimmy Rich was hit by a distracted driver while out running near his home. Jimmy had been a runner for more than 40 years and took every safety precaution that evening, but the driver “never saw him”. The resulting head injuries were too severe, and Jimmy passed away on January 25, 2022. 

In an effort to bring triumph from tragedy, the Rich family wants to turn this devastating catastrophe into a call for action. Jimmy’s love of running has inspired us to create and hold the Jimmy Rich Memorial 5K walk/run race, scheduled for Saturday, October 22, at 9:00 AM at Angler’s Park in Danville, Virginia. Our goal is to use this event as a way to raise awareness for runner and pedestrian safety, as well as bring attention to the life-altering consequences of distracted driving. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Race Day Info

All race activities, same-day registration, and award presentations will take place at Angler's Park, 350 Northside Dr, Danville, VA US 24540

Entry fee for 5K Walk and 5K Run is $35.00 until October 14th. From October 15th through Race Day, the entry fee is $40.

T-shirts are GUARANTEED to those who register by September 1st.

No refunds.


Packet pickup and late registration will take place at The Brick (410 Main St, Danville, VA 24541) on Friday, October 21st, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM.

Same-day registration and packet pickup will take place from 7:30 until 8:30 AM at Angler's Park.

If you are participating in the 5K walk, you should WALK ONLY. If you wish to combine walking and running, you should register for the 5K RUN. Walkers need to stay to the right and not walk together thus blocking people from passing. Please stay alert!
Available at turn-arounds and at the finish line.
For their safety and ours, we ask that you refrain from bringing your pets onto the race course.


Throughout his life, Jimmy strove to follow Jesus’ directive in Matthew 5:41, which says, “And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.” He was constantly “going the extra mile” for family, friends, acquaintances, customers, even strangers. He never hesitated to give more, stay longer, or try harder. He was a firm believer in doing everything possible to assist those who called on him—and he was called on to shoulder and answer a lot!

If Jimmy went “the extra mile” for you—or if you believe, like he did, that we can always do a little more to help those around us—we hope you’ll consider going “the extra mile” for him. After you complete the 5K portion of the race, you’ll have the opportunity to go one more mile.

This mile will not be timed, and you have the option of running, jogging, walking (or crawling, if need be!) at your desired pace. Use it as your cool down, or use it to push yourself just a little bit further—like Jimmy would. Either way, we hope you’ll choose to “go the extra mile” for Jimmy!


Create a team for the Jimmy Rich Memorial 5K!

If you, your family, your friends, your co-workers--WHOEVER--want to create a team for our race, you can do that through this RunSignUp page. 

If you've already registered but want to create a team, just log in and click on the "Group/Teams" tab at the top of the page, then follow the prompts.

If you haven't registered yet but plan to (and want to create a team/group), you'll have that option when you go through the registration process. 

You only need 5 people to be considered a "group" or "team", so get some folks together and help us fight distracted driving in Jimmy's memory! 

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