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23rd Annual 4th Year 5K Run/Walk


Save the Date! November 22nd, 2014

We look forward to seeing you at 8am the morning of the Miami game!
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Thank you so much for participating in the 22nd Annual 4th year 5k. Race times are available here. Please direct any comments or questions to Hillary Barry via email or phone at 924-1534.

Special thanks to Ragged Mountain Running Shop and the Charlottesville Track Club for their support as well as the time and energy of their volunteers. We could not have done this race without you!

Photos from the 22nd Annual 4th Year 5K Run/Walk

President Sullivan with the 4th year winners – Tommy Steimel and Rebecca Babski
Runners leaving the starting line
Dean Groves
Dean Groves and Cav Man high-fiving racers
Dean Groves
Racers about to cross the finish line

WHAT IS THE 4th YEAR 5K Run/Walk?

The 4th Year 5K Run/Walk is an event presented every November near the last home football game to provide students with a healthy alternative to the dangers of high-risk drinking.  While the race is an opportunity for students to learn about low-risk drinking behavior, it is also a chance for members of the University and Charlottesville communities to come together to publicly demonstrate their commitment to responsible behavior and healthy living.

The race is presented every year by the Peer Health Educators at the University of Virginia and is made possible by generous support from community sponsors and other University organizations. This generosity allows us to donate the proceeds from the race to the the Leslie Baltz Foundation. This year, the race is the final event of Substance Abuse Awareness Week (SAAW) click here for more information.

In 1997, Leslie Baltz, a promising fourth year at the University of Virginia, died on the evening of the last home football game as a result of a high-risk drinking accident. Click here to read a New York Times article about the accident and its impact on U.Va. The Leslie Baltz Foundation is an art history scholarship fund that was established by the Baltz family and friends to honor Leslie's memory. The Peer Health Educators are proud to collaborate with the Baltz family and friends by holding the 4th Year 5K Run/Walk and donating proceeds from the race to the Leslie Baltz Foundation in honor of Leslie.

22nd Annual 4th Year 5K Run/Walk Sponsors

The following businesses & organizations contributed to help make the race a success. We greatly appreciate their generous donations.

Ragged Mountain Running Shop
Charlottesville Track Club
Blue Ridge Graphics
Bodo’s Bagels
Arch’s Frozen Yogurt
Ben and Jerry’s
The Biltmore
Dunkin’ Donuts
Great Harvest
Harris Teeter
Kohr Brothers

No. 3
Sam’s Club
Smoothie King
Sweet Frog
Take It Away
Trader Joe’s
University of Virginia Bookstore
Whole Foods
UVa Dining
VA Eagle Distributing



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