Moving Forward gets ready for its We Run Richmond 5K

Moving Forward gets ready for its We Run Richmond 5K
Photo courtesy of Moving Forward.

By Kathy Chouteau

Moving Forward is revving up for its “7th Annual We Run Richmond 5k” Sat., Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond. The event will raise funds for the nonprofit which aims to positively impact the community “through health, academics and community service.”

The in-person 5K will be accompanied by a virtual option to participate in the event, as well as a newly offered kids sprint for youth up to 12 years old.

Moving Forward said in the past “many 5K participants have taken it upon themselves to dress up in costumes, helping to make the 5K event a fun and festive celebration.”

The We Run Richmond 5K and the Virtual 5K are $55 per person to participate in, while the Kids Fun Run is $35. Each 5K registrant will receive Moving Forward’s official race day T-shirt and finisher’s medal. Organizers strongly suggest arriving up to an hour early for the run and registration prices increase after Aug. 4.  Click here to sign-up and check out the Runners Handbook here.

“T-shirt pick-up will be available on the morning of the event, starting bright and early,” said Moving Forward in its race info. “We’ll have a designated area where you can swing by, grab your awesome event T-shirt and gear up for the run of a lifetime.”

Moving Forward said that T-shirts will also be available in advance on Sat., July 29th at Cypher Health & Fitness, 1401 Marina Way South, Suite 290, in Richmond. “It’s all about convenience and making sure you have everything you need to rock this 5K.”

For more info, contact [email protected]. The Craneway Pavilion is located at 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond (Meet up near Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center). Click here for more info or to register and here for volunteer opportunities.