KID5K (Kiwanis Independence Day 5K)

And they’re off at the 39th Annual KID5K Race

Saturday, June 29, 2024. 7:30 a.m. The KID5K has become a summer holiday tradition in our community.  This year will be the 41st rendition of this event and this year proceeds will benefit five amazing local children’s charities:

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

BH-JSL funds certified Water Safety Instructors to conduct learn-to-swim programs to improve water safety in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area.  Central Little League provides area boys and girls with an enriching, challenging, and exciting baseball and softball experience.  Ronald McDonald House allows families who have children getting treatment at UVA Hospital to have temporary lodging nearby   Salvation Army invites Charlottesville youth to attend the wholesome and exciting Camp Happyland each summer. And Community Bikes promotes environmentally sound transportation, recycles bicycles, and makes cycling accessible. 

The race will start/finish on the grounds of the Lakeside Middle and Hollymead Elementary School on Saturday morning, June 29, 2024. The course will be the traditional one through Forest Lakes subdivision.


REGISTRATION forms, maps, and more information are available right now at Ragged Mountain Running Shop at 3 Elliewood Avenue (434-293-3367) and on-line at the Run Sign Up page:

Packet pick up will be at Lakeside Middle School on Friday, June 28, 4:30 – 6 p.m. and on race day from 6:30 – 7:15 a.m.

Want to sponsor this event? Send an email to [email protected]

We would like to Thank Our 2023 Sponsors: