Kiwanis Independence Day 5K Race

Saturday, June 29 - 7:30 AM

On Saturday morning, June 29, 2024, the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville, in conjunction with the Charlottesville Track Club, and with major support from Better Living Inc., will present the 41st Annual Independence Day 5K Race at Forest Lakes subdivision.  Registration and the start/finish line will be at Lakeside Middle School, and the course will go through Forest Lakes North and South as traditionally.  Proceeds this year will benefit five amazing local children's charities, including 

Benjamin Hair Just Swim for Life Foundation, Central Little League, Ronald McDonald House , Salvation Army, and Community Bikes.  

Some of the area’s fastest 5K times are recorded at this race, which starts at 7:30 a.m. The event is expected to attract more than 200 runners and walkers of all ages. Registration forms and more information are available right now at Ragged Mountain Running Shop at 3 Elliewood Avenue (434-293-3367) and on-line at the CTC web site and at   A virtual race option is available.

Packet pickup this year at Lakeside Middle School, Friday, June 28, 4:30 - 6 p.m. and on race day from 6:30 – 7:15 a.m.

The Kiwanis Club has been serving the children of Charlottesville and the world for 102 years. The club sponsors Key Clubs at 4 area high schools, a Circle K International Club (CKI) at the University of Virginia, and an Aktion Club at Innisfree Village.  “Over the past forty years, the Kiwanis Independence Day Race has raised more than $150,000, assisting dozens of local children's charities in their work with children and youth,” said Cheryl Kirby, current Kiwanis president. “We salute Better Living Inc. for stepping up in a most generous way as a signature sponsor of this event for the eighteenth straight year.”   See for information about the KCOC. 

Register early on-line: $35. at the CTC web site. Virtual option and donations can also be selected at the same web site:


2801 Powell Creek Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Event Type
Fundraiser / Benefit
Special Events / Holiday


Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville

Date / Time

Saturday, June 29, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM


Jim Hart
(434) 962-6218
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