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The 11th Annual Haven 8K Run For Home will be hosted in beautiful Free Union on Saturday, March 6th. We will keep our participants safe with a staggered start of 10 people every 5 minutes beginning at 7:00 a.m.
UPDATE: All of our in-person race slots have been filled! If you'd like to be added to the wait-list please sign up HERE.
We are also offering virtual 8K Run and 4K walk options where you can run your race on your own.
All participants, whether virtual or in-person, are eligible to receive a special "Haven" beanie. The beanies and race bibs (for the in-person 8K-ers) will be available at the Ragged Mountain shop the week before the race, 9-5, starting Tuesday March 2 through Friday March 5. We should have enough beanies for everyone but we can't guarantee it! So come by Ragged Mountain early in the week if you want to be sure to get a beanie.
All race proceeds benefit THE HAVEN in downtown Charlottesville. THE HAVEN is a safe and welcoming day shelter 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. Until there's a place to call home, there's THE HAVEN.
**Any extra help you can provide The Haven is especially important this year.** Last year's race, right before the pandemic hit, was a huge success with our best participant numbers yet. But this year, in order to maintain safe conditions, we need to cap our in-person runners. Race proceeds will necessarily be down but The Haven is still out there every day providing critical services to members of our community. There are several ways to provide additional support:
The Haven 8K, the third race in the RaceFest series, is traditionally thought of as a warm up race for the Charlottesville 10 Miler. As the third event in our 2021 RACEFEST series, we will be keeping track of your individual points you accumulate at each event in the series. 5 points will be awarded each time you complete an event. You may accumulate more points based on your age group finish (3 points for 1st in your age group, 2 for 2nd and 1 for 3rd). Top 3 overall placers will also be awarded points. There are 8 races in the series, starting with the NYD5K. Visit cvilletrackclub.org to sign up.
RACE PACKET and BEANIE PICKUP
March 1-5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ragged Mountain Running & Walking Shop, 3 Elliewood Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
**Participants in the in-person Free Union 8K must pick up their race packet and beanie the week before the race.**
**Virtual participants do not need to pick up a race packet, but please feel free to come by Ragged Mountain to pick up a Haven beanie! Beanies available for pickup only. Cannot be shipped.**
IN-PERSON (FREE UNION) PARTICIPANT NOTES
VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT NOTES
DATE: SATURDAY MARCH 6, 2021
START TIMES: Staggered, beginning at 7:00 AM
PLACE: 5405 Wesley Chapel Rd, Free Union, VA 22940
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