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Run Charlottesville

Season 7 is right around the corner!

Join us, every Sunday from 1-2 pm at Burley Middle School, from September 18th to October 23rd to practice, compete, and build a community around a love for sports alongside UVA students and athletes. Secure your spot in our free 6-week sports season open to any kid in grades K-8! Sign up below and let the countdown begin!

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What if there was a future where all kids have the opportunity to participate in sports regardless of socioeconomic factors? A future where collegiate athletes join with local communities to ensure team sports are accessible to all kids.

Meet our 2022-2023 leadership team!

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Owayne Owens

President

Owayne Owens is a masters student in the Frank Batten school of Leadership and Public Policy, and a recent graduate with his bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He’s an international student-athlete from Montego Bay, Jamaica and a member of the UVA track and field team. In his spare time, he enjoys going on hikes and playing video games.

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Trina Barcarola

Marketing & Operations Officer

Trina Barcarola is majoring in Youth and Social Innovation as well as competing for UVA as a pole vaulter on the Track and Field team. Outside of athletics and academics, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends, being outside, and reading books.

Our Origins

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Marc-Anthony Larco 

Financial Officer

Marc-Anthony is from Boca Raton, Fl and Haiti, majoring in Commerce. He serves as the Director of Membership & Philanthropy for his fraternity, He also holds positions in the Jefferson Startup Network and AKPsi. Outside of UVA, he is the founder of a nonprofit which provides impoverished Haitian students with technology for education.

Run Charlottesville, the origin of Run Your City, was founded by Mary Blankemeier and Madelin Rennyson, two members of the UVA Cross Country and Track and Field teams, in the Summer of 2018 with a mission to better children in the Charlottesville community through running. By offering a free running program that is easily accessible to families from around Charlottesville, we’re hoping to provide a fun way for kids to get exercise and learn about healthy life habits, as well as communication and teamwork skills. ​

Made possible, in part, by our Charlottesville sponsors

"I can’t say enough good things about this group! Run Charlottesville is well organized, supportive and fun! It is incredible to see so many collegiate athletes and students engaging and encouraging local children. Watching collegiate athletes run hand in hand, cheering and motivating area kiddos reminds us all how lucky we are to live in this town. This is Charlottesville!" 

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