2016 Race for Breath Run/Walk

Race for Breath 5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Walk & Kids' Fun Run
November 5, 2016 | 9 a.m.



Virginia Beach Oceanfront
24th Street Entrance to Boardwalk
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Race for Breath was founded in 2004 by three Virginia Beach women (Kelly Burke Jennings, Stacy Emanuel Peterson, and Nicole Emanuel Piette) who lost their mothers, Blakely Goddard Burke, and Phyllis Kasov Emanuel Gilbert, to lung cancer. Their goal was to increase awareness of lung cancer and raise money to help fund life-saving research so fewer loved ones would die from this disease. What started as an exercise in healing has turned into an annual event raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for lung cancer research, advocacy, and support.  Because of the amazing support of the Hampton Roads community (race lovers, community leaders, cancer survivors, family members and friends) and beyond, we are closer to finding a cure for this terrible disease.


7:30 a.m. - Registration & check-in
8:30 a.m. - Opening Rally
8:45 a.m. - Warm-up
9:00 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk Starts
9:45 a.m. - 1-Mile Walk
10:15 a.m. - Kids' Fun Run Starts
10:45 a.m. - Awards Ceremony

Additional Information


Online Early Bird Rate (Through Oct. 5 at midnight)


Standard Rate & Event Day Rate (Beginning Oct. 6)


*youth ages 12 & under

Registration Fee Includes

Entry into the 5K run/walk, 5K Walk, 1-Mile walk or Kids' Fun Run includes an event t-shirt, refreshments and entertainment. T-shirts are guranteed to those who register by Oct. 15, 2016.

Party for Breath

Tickets for the Post Race "Party for Breath" hosted by Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant (203 22nd St.) are also available for $12 and can be paid for as a part of your registration fee. Party for Breath will be  after the race (approx. 11 am) and will include a lunch buffet, cocktail and live music. Proceeds will be donated to Race for Breath.


Walk your socks off 2Start fundraising today to help double lung cancer survival! When you register, you'll get access to our online fundraising tools that make fundraising easy, convenient and FUN! The more you raise, the more you are rewarded 

NEW THIS YEAR: Raise $100 by Wednesday, Nov. 2, and receive a fun pair of Free to Breathe blue and while striped soccer socks at packet pick up or at the registration table at the event. You can then wear your socks proudly on event day so everyone knows you are a fundraising superstar!

The top individual fundraiser and top fundraising team (based on totals as of 2 p.m. on Nov. 4) will also be acknowledged and awarded on event day. Fundraising will remain open through December 5.


Additional Information

Become a Sponsor




Title Sponsor:





Diamond Sponsor:






Ruby Sponsors:


TDI - Tetrad Digital Integrity


Virginia Oncology Associates



Emerald Sponsor:





Sapphire Sponsors:


Goddard Schools     TerryPetersonCompanies


EastWestConstruction     Wheeler



Natalie Kimball Fitness   Towne Bank Mortgage




Opal Sponsors:


Konikoff Salzberg Periodontics Kotarides Developers


Need Supply Co.    AnthemBlueCrossBlueShield



In Kind Sponsors:


Astro Entertainment     Natalie Kimball Fitness


Kimberly Bishop Photography     Perfect Event Rentals