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Charities

We are proud to contribute a portion of The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler proceeds to the following non-profits:

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Amazement Square is Central Virginia’s first multidisciplinary, hands-on children·s museum! Climb, slide & discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, activities & programs. Visitors of all ages, backgrounds & abilities can explore global & regional topics, the arts & humanities, science & health-related themes, as well as expand their creativity. For every $15 donated, a deserving local youth will receive a scholarship entry into the Amazing Mile Children’s Run.


CHAP’s mission is to educate the public about the nature, prevention, treatment and impact of HIV/ AIDS, to coordinate efforts of existing public or private resources for persons living with HIV/AIDS, to discover unmet needs of people with HIV/AIDS and their families, and to stimulate and support community responses to meet those needs.

Girls on the Run helps girls take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms. We teach girls that there are no limits and no constraints to whom and what they can be and that there are so many opportunities to be remarkable. We also incorporate running into our curriculum. We use this activity to inspire and motivate girls throughout the 12-week program, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies from all over Central Virginia complete a 5k running event.


Lynchburg Daily Bread provides a free, hot meal every day of the year to the homeless and hungry of our community.  All are welcome and guests may have as many servings as they like.  More than 98% of our food is donated from local colleges, grocery stores and restaurants, while 10-15 volunteers each day cook and serve lunch.  We now also bring meals to Appomattox, Altavista, Bedford and Pamplin.  In 2017, 70,374 meals were served and volunteers donated 15,833 hours—a value of $364,159!


Miriam’s House is a local nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness and rebuilding lives. During these uncertain times, the work of Miriam’s House in rehousing homeless families has never been more needed. Through rental assistance and supportive services Miriam’s House aims to provide safe and affordable housing for every family who becomes homeless in Central Virginia. Learn more about their work and how to get involved on our website.

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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Central Virginia recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. The CASA program is based on the concept that every child has a right to a safe, permanent home. Judges can appoint a volunteer to a case involving a child who is a victim of abuse and/or neglect.  CASA volunteers work alongside attorneys, social workers, therapists and other providers, advocating exclusively for the child’s best interests.

Kids’ Haven is an organization dedicated to serving the unique needs of grieving children and their families through support and education. We provide free peer-to-peer support to children in Lynchburg City, Amherst, Bedford and Campbell counties through school groups and family group nights. Due to COVID-19, we have been able to move many of our programs virtually. 


Park View Community Mission offers help, healing, and hope in one of the poorest zip codes in the state of Virginia. Our mission is to restore the lives of families and communities by building relationships and providing life-changing resources through five programs. We give help through feeding programs: Food for Families, Food for Thought, and the Park View Cafe. We provide healing and free classes teaching practical skills to build a bridge out of poverty. We offer hope by building mentoring relationships and making connections.


M.A.A.M. (Mammograms Annually A Must) is a committee of the Centra Foundation with a mission to raise awareness of the importance of screening mammograms. Mammograms Annually A Must helps to fun and organize free mammography screening days for the community and supports media campaigns to build awareness about mammography.

Recent News

  • VIRGINIA 10 MILER ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:JULY 9, 2020 LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg Road Runners Club announced today that the Genworth Virginia 10 Miler has been cancelled for 2020. This also includes the previously announced virtual Virginia 4 Mile Run presented by Bank of the James and the virtual 4 Mile...
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    Jul 09 2020
  • 47th Annual Genworth Virginia 10 Miler: Registration Update

    In light of the current circumstances, registration for the 2020 Genworth Virginia 10 Miler events will open on June 15 instead of May 1. Our team is working hard to bring you the best event possible this fall. We look forward to celebrating 47 years of road racing tradition with you September 25-26...
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    Apr 27 2020

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