its largest community festival, 5K and fundraiser for charity.

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a 5K or themed one-mile fun run

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and support one of your favorite local charities!

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complete with food trucks, music, art and kids activities.

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and increase awareness for your non-profit organization.

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the event to promote your brand, engage employees, and supporting local charities.

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available for food trucks, local businesses, and non-profit organizations.

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includes kids activities, fitness demonstrations, art, music, vendors, sponsor exhibits, and more!

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If you would like to donate to one of the 40 participating charities, CLICK HERE for the event fundraising page which lists a donation link for each charity.

To register for a 5k or Fun Run, visit the registration page. Register TODAY before the September 1st PRICE INCREASE!!

The VCU Broad Street Mile combines a street festival with a 5K Run and series of one-mile fun runs on the city’s major thoroughfare, Broad Street. In addition to providing a fun, festive event, the VCU Broad Street Mile provides a turnkey fundraising opportunity for local community organizations. We are excited to introduce the VCU 5K which is a new addition for 2014!

Broad Street will be transformed into two areas, a running course and festival. The running course will feature the VCU 5K to kick-off the event, and five themed one-mile races that start at 20 minute intervals. The FREE festival will feature live music, food trucks, local vendors, kids activities and a new RVA Sports Zone featuring the Richmond Flying Squirrels and other local professional sports teams. People are encouraged to come enjoy the festival even if you are not participating in one of the run/walks.

VCU Run Lab Seminars

The VCU Run Lab is comprised of sport biomechanists, exercise physiologists and coaches dedicated to helping athletes of all levels run better through science. As a part of the VCU Broad Street Mile, the VCU Run Lab will be hosting four seminars leading up to the event, each covering a different topic in regards to running, including training, nutrition, stretching and injury prevention.

Sign-up: click here!
Cost: FREE
Location: VCU Globe Lecture Hall, 830 West Grace Street, Room 1030J
Time: 6:00 pm
Seminar Dates:

  • September 3rd: Basics of Running & Training
  • September 10th: Stretching for Runners
  • September 15th: Injuries & Prevention

Race Details

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
TIME: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Broad Street between Belvidere Street and Hermitage Road

Choose between a 5K or one-mile Fun Run!

VCU 5K Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance – Go the distance! Run or walk in support of your favorite local charity. (Start time: 10:00AM)

Spirit Mile – What are you passionate about? Show us your spirit! Dress to represent your school, sports team, youth group, etc. (Start time: 11:20 AM)

Military & First Responders MileRun/walk in support of our military families, veterans, police, firefighters, EMT and all first responders. (Start time: 11:40 AM)

No Limits Mile – Run to support individuals that have overcome obstacles such as major illnesses, disabilities and other life challenges. (Start time: 12:00PM)

Window World Kids Mile – Children run with Rodney the Ram and area mascots in support of children’s charities. (Start time: 12:20 PM)

Fido Fest Doggie Dash Sponsored by the Richmond Times-Disptach – Run or walk a mile with man’s best friend to support animal-related charities*. (Start time: 12:40PM)

* Please note that anyone participating in the Doggie Dash must abide by the guidelines. See INFO page for details.