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  • Join us for the VIRTUAL Run & Remember 5K!

    Now more than ever our community needs strength and connectedness, while maintaining a feeling of safety and security. In order to ensure a safe experience for everyone, our race is going VIRTUAL for 2021! Participants are free to run, walk, bike, or hike, the 5-kilometers/3.1 miles any time between May 7 and May 9, 2021. Mileage can be completed indoors or outdoors.

    Registrants will continue to contribute to a great cause: supporting the end-of-life, palliative, and grief services provided by Hospice of the Piedmont that have cared for our community for 40 years.

    Anyone who shares photos of their race experience to 5K@hopva.org by May 10, 2021 is eligible for a prize in the following categories:

    • Most Spirited Individual,
    • Largest Team,
    • Top Fundraising Team,
    • Most Scenic Route,
    • Most Creative Way to Complete a 5K, and
    • Best Pet Partner

    Since 2001, this community-driven race has grown to 350 participants, over 50 volunteers, 150 spectators, and raises over $100,000 annually from corporate and individual sponsorship, registration, participant fundraising, and memorial contributions.

    By participating in the Run & Remember 5K as a runner, walker, or sponsor, you ensure that Hospice of the Piedmont can continue to provide exceptional hospice and palliative care to all in our community, as well as provide free grief services to anyone in our area who needs it.


    Note that race registrations must be made by clicking the above button “Register for the Run & Remember 5K” – Starting a team and fundraising for the race does not register you for the race automatically. Questions? Call 434-972-3568 or email 5K@hopva.org.

    Each year, over 80 local businesses and individuals sponsor the Run & Remember 5K. Join this group of key supporters by clicking below! Let’s work together to include your businesses information in our participant information and other marketing materials, and on the race t-shirt.

    Some of the ways you impact our community by supporting Hospice of the Piedmont include:

    • Nearly 1,700 patients and their families were cared for every year. Thanks to private philanthropy, all patient services can be covered – even those not covered by private insurance.
    • More than 3,500 calls are made by bereavement staff, counselors, and volunteers to support grieving members of our community each year. Last year alone, our art therapists conducted over 1,000 sessions with children and their families. Our Center for Grief and Healing and Center for Children provide free grief support services at no cost to anyone in our community.
    • Complementary programs like our Veterans Services, and Music By the Bedside, provide customized care for patients and their families. These programs are made possible only by the support of our community.