There are so many ways for parents and families to give back, get involved, and engage with the community this fall! Whether you’re safely enjoying time together with other participants on a designated course, walking your own route with friends, biking, building a home, or exploring a new event, it’s easy to show your support and learn something about yourself along the way.
RFM is proud to sponsor these upcoming events:
Wednesday-Saturday, 8AM-3PM through December 17, 2021
All tools and supervision are provided by Habitat for Humanity. Registration and all proceeds support the fundraising goal for the Women Build house this Spring. Register/more info: richmondhabitat.org/womenbuild.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Byrd Park or Virtual
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This race was designed by Cameron Gallagher to raise awareness of teen depression and anxiety in a positive and active way. Benefits programming to teens and their influencers. Register/more info: ckgfoundation.org/richmond.
More in RFM: Read about the Cameron Gallagher Foundation in this article from the RFM Archives here.
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7 PM to 8 PM
Presented by the Senior Board of Children’s Hospital Foundation, the virtual event and discussion will feature renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Robert Brooks. Brooks will speak to how to nurture resiliency in children and families and highlight his new book Tenacity in Children. A Q&A panel at the end of the event will allow attendees to pose questions to a panel of experts related to helping children cope with today’s unique challenges. Register/more info: chrichmond.org.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Your Route/Your Way
Support children and families at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU by bringing your friends and family together and signing up online to walk/run at a location of your choice. Register/more info: walkforchor.org.
More in RFM: Read about the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU in this article from the RFM Archives here.
Saturday, October 9, 2021 10AM-3PM
Touch a Truck provides the unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types, including public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery, and just plain cool — all in one place! Children are allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and meet the people who help build, protect, and serve our community. Crafts, games, and food trucks are also part of the day. This event is a fundraiser for the Junior League of Richmond (JLR). The JLR is an organization of women committed to the mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Annually this event raises over $40,000 to support the JLR and its community programs. Purchase tickets at richmondtouchatruck.org.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Dorey Park, Virginia Capital Trail
Walk to raise awareness and funds for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond. The 5K Run and Advocacy Walk will take place on the Virginia Capital Trail, plus there will be a half-mile Kids’ Run that is 1-lap around the lake. 5K run begins at 9AM, Advocacy Walk begins at 9:45AM on the same route. Kids run begins at 11AM. The Famiy Festival will be held from 9AM until 1PM and will feature live music by the Mullins Sisters and special group & individual performances on stage, plus lots of free children’s activities, the Great DSAGR Pumpkin Patch, sponsor and exhibitor displays, food trucks, scavenger hunt, Team Tent Village, and much more. Register at dsagr.org/suds/.
More in RFM: Read about services for families with kids who have Down syndrome in this article from the RFM Archives here.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Sports Backers Stadium start and finish, Lakeside, Bryan Park, Scott’s Addition
There isn’t anything quite like riding your bike under the stars! Celebrate fall with a crisp 3- or 8-mile cruise. Make the night even more festive and deck your ride out with lights, and maybe even rock a costume! Don’t forget to include the kiddos as this is a child-friendly event – and doesn’t everybody deserve to stay up late on the weekend!? The official event charity for the Virginia Credit Union Moonlight Ride is Bike Walk RVA, an advocacy program committed to making the Richmond area more bike and pedestrian friendly. Bike Walk RVA is a program of Sports Backers that advocates for comfortable and connected places to bike and walk for people of all ages and abilities. Protected bike lanes, paved shared-use paths, safe intersections, and calm neighborhood streets have been proven to get people biking and walking on a regular basis. Register/more info here.
More in RFM: Read about biking opportunities for area families in this article from the RFM Archives here.
Saturday & Sunday, October 23-24, 2021
Enjoy this picturesque property in Goochland County at their newest festival. New features to visit include train cars, a country store, and a machine shop building. Kids will be able to participate in classic fall activities (with a little Rassawek twist), such as a hay maze, pumpkin patch, and hands-on learning. Food, beer, cider, and wine will be available for purchase. This is a non-profit event designed to highlight trade skills and vocational work. Rassawek will be partnering with local companies to provide onsite demonstrations of trade work, craftsmanship, and insight into a vocational career. The proceeds from this event will go towards vocational education, a valuable learning path that merges academic knowledge and technical skills in real-world applications. Information and tickets at rassawek.com/autumn-festival/.
More in RFM: Enter to win tickets to the Rassawek Autumn Festival here.
Saturday, October 31, 2021
Regency Square Mall
The Regency Mile is the largest timed youth road race in Richmond, attracting over 1,000 runners in recent years. In addition to providing a first-class race experience, the proceeds of this event go directly to producing free fitness programs in local under-served neighborhoods as well as to area schools’ physical education departments. This year’s race will be on Halloween, making it extra fun! Register/more info: livered.org/regency-mile/.