Nelson County Earth Day 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Tomorrow

Photo By Tommy Stafford : ©2010 : Youngsters from RRES prep along Glenthrone Loop for this Saturday's race.
Photo By Tommy Stafford : ©2010 : Youngsters from RRES prep along Glenthrone Loop for this Saturday's race.

Nelson County, Virginia

Rockfish River Elementary will host Nelson County’s first ever Earth Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at RRES! this Saturday morning starting at 8:30 AM. The purpose of this event is to encourage active and healthy lifestyles and activities for the children and families of Nelson County and to raise money for a new county playground on the RRES campus. We expect to make this event an annual event which will draw runners and families from all over Nelson Country. It is our hope that we can make this inclusive of all Nelson County Schools and create a fun and rewarding community experience for all the students and families in our county in support of healthy lifestyles.

RRES hereby challenges Nelson Middle, Nelson High and Tye River, in the first ever Nelson Cup! This award will be presented to the school which brings the most student runners in either the 5K or 1 mile fun run. Like the Americas Cup, the trophy will be engraved with the winning school’s name and reside in their foyer or trophy case until the next year’s race. Our hope in this challenge is to encourage broad participation from our students and their families and to level the playing field for the elementary students to compete in some fashion with the older students from middle and high school. Of course there will also be traditional awards for the fastest runners overall and in each age group. This race will be open to any age runner from any of the surrounding counties and we expect to draw a significant contingent from the active running community in addition to our local school families.

5K at 8:30; 1 Mile at 9:30
Start/finish at RRES

Email for registration form or download from event website.

Event Date: Saturday 24th of April 2010 08:30 AM

Location/Address: 200 Chapel Hollow Road

Contact Telephone Please call 434-361-1791 for more information

RRES will be looking for sponsors to help support this event and raise money for our new playground. One of the best ways to do this and to encourage students to get out and run is to make an incremental pledge per student runner with a cap you are comfortable with. If a sponsor can give $1 per running student for example, the numbers will really add up. If every child knows that their running will help raise and additional $10-20 dollars in total sponsor contributions towards the playground, we believe we will be able to inspire them to get out and get training!

See you there!


  1. Hey RRES folks…please come out and see us after your wonderful event…on Saturday afternoon! Sorry, but we have had our Anniversary Celebration on this weekend for the last decade…otherwise we would be there early Saturday. Please join us for an “after-party” celebration at Wintergreen Winery (rain or shine) until 6pm ! Good luck RRES participants!


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