JFS Run, Roll or Stroll celebrates 15 years

Sunday, May 5, 24th Street Park in Virginia Beach

Onsite Registration 6:45–7:45 am
8K Run, 5K Run, and 5K Walk 8 am
1 Mile Run/Walk 9:15 am

Fifteen years ago, runners and walkers hit the pavement at Norfolk Botanical Garden to participate in Jewish Family Service of Tidewater’s first Run, Roll or Stroll. Fifteen years later, the event has seen a lot of changes, but one thing remains the same: the “JFS Race,” as it is known to so many in the community, continues to be one of the most anticipated events of the year.

The 15th Annual Run, Roll or Stroll in Virginia Beach offers three races to choose from, assuring options for everyone. For the most seasoned or ambitious runner, there’s an 8K run. Runners or walkers who want to get in a little less mileage can opt for the 5K run or walk. The event that gets the most participants is the one mile run/walk. For those not wishing to run or walk, volunteers and cheerleaders are also needed.

Before and after each race, fun activities for the entire family, including face painting, balloon art, snacks, and music by radio station The New 101.3 2WD will take place.

The Run, Roll or Stroll is part of JFS’ annual Spring Into Healthy Living programming. The Presenting Sponsor is TowneBank.

To register for the race, visit www.jfsrunrollorstroll.org. Rates increase on April 22 so register early.

By Amy Cobb

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