In 2016, 1,378 volunteers took part in making The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler a success.
The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler has become known for a tradition; “where hospitality meets the road”. Because of our volunteers, we continue to experience unprecedented growth with a reputation for excellence. This success would not be possible without the contribution of so many amazing volunteers!
Many of our corporate sponsors, charities and educational institutions go above and beyond their sponsorship by providing volunteers to assist with the many logistics involved with a race of this scale. Some of those partners include:
Genworth, Centra, Bank of The James, Areva, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia, Randolph College, Lynchburg College, Liberty University, Lynchburg Fire & Rescue, Lynchburg Police Department, Amateur Radio Club, CHAP’s, Girls on The Run, Miriam’s House, Amazement Square, plus many more churches, organizations, and individuals.
If you are part of an organization that would like to volunteer, please e-mail us.
Shannon Watts • Volunteer since 2008
Role with the 10 Miler
Registration and Start/Finish Line Volunteer Coordinator and Media Contact
What is your favorite part about race day?
When the race starts. My volunteers form a human chain in front of the start/finish line between the disabled and elite runners and the rest of the runners/walkers, and organizing that human chain and then giving them the signal of when to move out of the way right before the race starts is always fun. It also great to watch the start from in front of the announcer’s stand.
Anything else we should know?
The entire team involved with planning and implementing the Virginia 10 Miler is stellar. At this point the majority of us have been working together for at least 10 years, and late summer and September is like a family reunion of 10 Miler Planning Committee veterans. It’s a lot of work, but also a lot of good friendship and camaraderie.
- In honor of our 45th year, we’re highlighting a special volunteer or volunteer group regularly between now and race day. July’s spotlight: Shannon Watts Shannon has been with the Virginia 10 Miler since 2008 and serves as the registration and start/finish line volunteer coordinator and media contact...0CommentsJul 10 2018
- View the June edition of The Run Down here. Don’t miss important Virginia 10 Miler info and announcements. Subscribe to our newsletter on our website homepage.0CommentsJun 27 2018
- “LYNCHBURG, VA – The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler announced today a partnership with the Raleigh Distance Project focused on supporting the development of elite distance runners and the promotion of the Genworth Virginia 10 Miler as a premier running event. The partnership includes a financial a...0CommentsJun 20 2018