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Unity in the Community 5K - Where the community and first responders meet

Sat November 14, 2020 Chesapeake, VA 23322 US Directions


606 San Pedro
Chesapeake, VA US 23322


In the days following the death of George Floyd, like most American households, the Hecht family gathered around the kitchen table for dinner.  For days, the discussion centered around what they could do to make a difference and help our nation heal.  The goal: to coordinate an event where community members and first responders  encouraged and cheered for each other, not rioted and threw stones.  The end result was the first ever "Unity in the Community 5K."

Unlike traditional races where you're running alone, this race has "pods" of runners running side-by-side with representatives from the Chesapeake Police and Fire Departments.  You start together and you finish together, and with each step of the 3.1 mile route along the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, you're building relationships with the people we count on in the event of an emergency.  And like the Hecht family imagined, everyone encouraging and cheering for each other.

This is a free event limited to the first 200 runners.  We hope you can join us as we hope to build a bridge of trust and unity.

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