Josephine's Village 5K: Celebrating Loved Ones & Mending Broken Hearts

08/14/2021 Directions
Events

Josephine's Village 5K Run/Walk (*IN-PERSON*)

$30 7:45AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after August 13, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Josephine's Village 5K Run/Walk (*VIRTUAL*)

$30 Price increases after August 13, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Heart Warrior & Kids' Dash (*IN-PERSON*)

$0 7:30AM EDT - 7:45AM EDT Registration ends August 14, 2021 at 8:00am EDT

Heart Warrior & Kids' Dash (*VIRTUAL*)

$0 Registration ends August 14, 2021 at 8:00am EDT
Place
UVA Alumni Hall
Description

Josephine's Village was started when a very special little heart warrior was fighting for her life in UVA Medical Center's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).  Jo touched many people's hearts and a village was formed to support her as she underwent two open heart surgeries at nine weeks old and gave all she had to fight for her life.  Sadly, Josephine passed away on Christmas Day 2017 at 20-weeks old.  Her parents kept Josephine's Village alive to bring awareness to Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs), and eventually formed Josephine's Village 501(c)(3) non-profit as well as Josephine's Village 5K charity race to honor their daughter by supporting other families faced with CHDs.

Josephine's Village 5K aims to: 

* Honor Josephine & all heart warriors who have passed or are fighting to live with Congenital Heart Defects

* Educate the public on CHDs, as 1 in 110 babies are born with some type of CHD and research is poorly funded

* Support babies and children with CHDs by raising funds for them and their families

* Provide a race to the community that is Fun, Family Friendly, Safe and Provides Remembrance of Loved Ones

We are very excited to announce that Josephine's Village 5K & Kids' Dash will be offered as both a VIRTUAL and IN-PERSON event this year!  We hope you'll join us in-person, and if not, please know you can show your support from afar virtually!  Again, we are thrilled that ANYONE, from anywhere, can sign up to show their support!

Josephine's Village 5K is taking place Saturday, August 14th!  Josephine's Village 5K supports equality, kindness, fairness, and giving back!  Our race is OPEN TO ALL runners and walkers, ALL backgrounds, ALL ages, and is 100% family friendly! Babies in strollers are encouraged!  And YES, we’re planning on wearing our tutus and hope you will be, too!  If finances are keeping you from registering, please contact us at info@josephinesvillage.com and we will find a way to finance your entry!

For those joining us in-person, we will start/end at UVA Alumni Hall.  The UVA route has a gradual incline during the first mile.  It then tapers into a relatively flat course with a short climb on Alderman Road as you near the turn back onto Lewis Mountain Road, where you’ll find yourself on a nice downward stretch back to Alumni Hall.

We are seeking sponsorships once again this year.  If you would like to be a sponsor of our charity event, we thank you!  We'll happily accept in-kind or monetary donations.  Please email info@josephinesvillage.com to learn more about our sponsorship levels and how to be listed on the back of our t-shirts and/or our website! We’re thankful for all those who have supported this cause with us the past three years!

WE HOPE YOU’LL SIGN UP, individually or as a team!!!  We’ll announce the largest group on race day!

We’re excited to see your smiling faces before and after you finish the 5K whether you join us in-person or virtually!  When posting to social media, please be sure to use the hashtags  #JosephinesVillage5K / #JV5K2021 / #JV5Kkidsdash in your posts!  You can also post your photos to our Facebook event page or tag us on Instagram @josephines_village !

As a reminder, Josephine’s Village is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  Therefore, if you choose to make a donation of any amount, please know that it will be tax deductible!

*Important Note: Register by July 25th to be guaranteed a race t-shirt!  Also, there is an option when registering to have your t-shirt mailed!  Otherwise, we’ll email you closer to race day with the t-shirt pickup details in Charlottesville, that will take place at Green Bean Baby Boutique (2120 Barracks Road) on Thursday, August 12th. If you register AFTER July 25th, you are not guaranteed a race t-shirt, as only a small amount of extra t-shirts in select sizes will be ordered and available on a first come basis through RunSignUp.

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.josephinesvillage.com.

Heart Warrior
Heart Family
Zipper Club
Village Member / In-Kind Donation
Course Directions & Map

Start at Alumni Hall

Straight up Lewis Mountain Rd from Alumni Hall

R on Cameron Ln

L Minor Rd (NEW THIS YEAR DUE TO CONSTRUCTION ON OLD COURSE)

L on Alderman Rd

*cross to other sidewalk @crosswalk near Midmont Ln in front of St. Thomas Aquinas Church

L on McCormick Rd

*have to go through 2 crosswalks at the traffic light (first the one straight ahead, and then the one turning left over Alderman and putting you on the right hand sidewalk of McCormick Rd (note: a short distance down on McCormick Rd there’s some sidewalk construction you’ll have to run around)

Continue on McCormick Rd; as you approach UVA Chapel, continue on the sidewalk as it wraps around the Chapel onto University Ave. going Right (NEW THIS YEAR DUE TO CONSTRUCTION ON OLD COURSE)

As you come to where the brick sidewalks meet in front of the UVA Rotunda, go Left down and around Brooks Hall, and then continue on the sidewalk as it brings you back up in front of the Rotunda again (NEW THIS YEAR DUE TO CONSTRUCTION ON OLD COURSE) 

Continue to follow brick path as it passes the UVA Chapel and meets McCormick Rd; at this point you’ll cross over McCormick Rd before turning Left and taking that far sidewalk back (NEW THIS YEAR DUE TO CONSTRUCTION ON OLD COURSE) 

Follow McCormick until you get to the Alderman traffic light

R on Alderman Rd

R on Lewis Mountain Rd down to Alumni Hall!

 

***On the map below, you’ll follow the yellow line out, and then the pink line back.

 

 

 

Directions

UVA Alumni Hall

Facebook

Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.

Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy. If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.