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Registration now open for Make A Difference Day 5K to be held October 28th in Manchester

Enjoy a 5K run or walk overlooking the city skyline, followed by food trucks, beer, live entertainment, and more–all to benefit a few great organizations around town.

Trevor Dickerson



October 28th is national Make a Difference Day, billed as the largest single-day of philanthropy in the country. On this day of giving, one local non-profit is doing their part to make a difference by benefitting those helping kids in our area living with unique medical needs by holding a 5K race.

The Pediatric Connection, a local home health care organization that provides private duty and skilled nursing, medical equipment, and supplies to children with complex medical needs, is hosting a 5K walk/run to raise money in support of children in our local community. The proceeds from the event will benefit Greater Richmond Fit4Kids, ChildSavers, and Sportable.

It all kicks off October 28th at 1300 Semmes Avenue in Manchester with an opportunity for participants to take in views of the Richmond skyline as they cross the Lee Bridge. Following the race, there will be an after party with food trucks, a beer garden, a raffle, a kids’ area, live entertainment, a silent auction, and local vendors.

Registration is open for a reduced rate through October 7th and is $30 for adults. The fee includes a T-shirt, race swag, and a medal for the top three finishers in all age divisions.

“Our purpose is ‘For the Kids,’ it’s who we are, it’s what we do, it’s what we’re about, and it’s our passion – taking care of kids,” said Beth Bailey, co-owner of The Pediatric Connection. “By raising money for Fit4Kids, ChildSavers and Sportable, we are helping fund the fight for kids to eat healthy, get through rough times and have equal access to sports in and around Richmond.”

For more information or to register or volunteer for the race, click here.

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.