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Run Charlottesville

Season 10 is right around the corner!

Join us, every Sunday from 1-2 pm at Burley Middle School, from March 17th to April 21st 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 2023-2024 leadership team!

Our Origins

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 by our Charlottesville sponsors

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"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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