Kindness Classic 5K + Youth Run CANCELLED for 2020
This race will not be scheduled this year.
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: It’s sad, but true…

The 2020 Kindness Classic 5K + Youth Run CANNOT take place as originally planned. Our race date backs right up to the Executive Order 55 by Governor Ralph Northam to abide by the stay-at-home order through June 10.  With so many unknown components to putting on this race, we have decided to hold this race in 2020 at all. We will announce a date for 2021 as soon as we are able to secure one.

We chose not to reschedule the race because there are a LOT of other races trying to do the same thing this year and we did not want to double up and have competing races — we are all in this together working to support the running community and great causes. Instead, we have chosen to ask you all to support other community races virtually, in their rescheduled dates, and save the date for our other race – the Lynchburg Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving morning.

For anyone who has already registered for the Kindness Classic 5K – you will be contacted directly and given the opportunity for a refund, or contribute your registration as a donation in support of helping the families we are continuing to serve during the coronavirus crisis right now.

We are so grateful for all of your support. For more information on other community races please visit to learn the latest.

If you have further questions please contact us

Kindness Classic 5K + Youth Run | 2021 date TBD

Ready…set…go! Run on the most beautiful course in Lynchburg!

Race #3 of the Lynchburg Road Runners’ Race Series, this event begins on the historic Presbyterian Homes campus of HumanKind and winds through historic Peakland Place finishing back on campus.

5K | 8:00 AM Start
Youth Run | approximate 9:15 AM Start

Proceeds from this race benefit the programs of HumanKind, which provide a broad range of services that foster the social, mental and financial well-being of families and individuals. With a focus on empowering people of all backgrounds and abilities, HumanKind helps equip people to build better lives for themselves and their families. These programs serve thousands of people in Lynchburg and across Virginia each year!


All ages and abilities. Walkers are welcome. Dogs and strollers are prohibited.

Lynchburg Road Runners Club Member Discount:

$5 for 5K only

Assisted Participants:

All are welcome! Please contact the race director one week prior to race day. Both the participant being pushed and the pusher are required to register for this event.

Youth Run:

Approximately 3/4 of a mile all on the campus of HumanKind

Packet Pickup:

Held the day before the race at Riverside Runners (2480 Rivermont Avenue).
Race Day | 7:00-7:30 am on the HumanKind campus.

5K Awards:

Top 3 Overall M/F, Top Overall Masters M/F, Top 3 in each age group. Overall awards ranked on “gun” time / Age group results ranked on “chip” time.

Age Groups:

12 & under, 13-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & up. Age Group ranking based on “chip” time.

Chip Timing/Race Management:

Riverside Runners

Results: &

Find more pictures here.


Not a runner? That’s okay! You can sign up to volunteer instead. 


For more information, please contact:
Maria Hayden | TMC Program Supervisor & Development Operations Manager