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Roanoke Run for Refugees-2nd Annual

Sat August 20 - Sun September 11 Roanoke, VA 24015 US Directions



Wasena Park
1119 Wiley Drive SW
Roanoke, VA US 24015


Support worldwide refugees coming to Roanoke by running or walking in this Welcoming Week 2022 inaugural event!
September 9, 2022.

All proceeds go to support families currently being evacuated to Roanoke. 

NOTE: Participants may register online until the day of the event, September 9.
The cut off to guarantee your T-shirt is August 24.

On the date of the event, participants may register in person by visiting our registration table by 5:30 at Wasena Park.
The kids 1k race will begin promptly at 6:00PM and the full 5K at 6:20PM.

The kids' 1K race will begin at 6:00, and the 5K fun run/walk will start at 6:20. The 5K will be chip timed this year. 
Both races will start and finish on the Roanoke River Greenway at Wasena Park. 

All are welcome!   Registrants before August 24 will receive T-shirts and finisher medals for all participants. The top runners in each age group will receive prizes as well. Kid-friendly activities include the kids' 1K, face painting, and free books! 

Packet pickup will be at the Main Library (706 S. Jefferson Street) from 12-5 on Thursday, September 8th and Friday, September 9th from 10-3. You can also pick  your packet up between 5:00 and 6:00 on Friday, September 10th, at Wasena Park.

You can view the course for the kids' 1K here: . The route for the 5k fun run/walk is available at  

If you'd like to support the run, but don't want to run or walk, you can sign up to volunteer! Please call 540.268.0359 for more information about volunteering.

This year's race is presented by the Roanoke Public Library Foundation in partnership with the City of Roanoke Public Libraries.  All proceeds will go to the Refugee Resettlement Program through Commonwealth Catholic Charities (

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