Proceeds to benefit prostate cancer research at UVa. In 2004, Dr. Bill Steers founded the Charlottesville Men’s Four Miler and over the past decade, the race has raised thousands of valuable dollars for men’s health initiatives and ground breaking cancer research at UVA. Sadly, in April of 2015, the Urology community and University of Virginia mourned the loss of this great man. The purpose of this race is to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research at UVA and to continue Dr. Bill Steers vision and dedication to this race. The connection between lifestyle, physical activity and men’s health is very clear. Improved physical activity will reduce the likelihood of prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, erectile dysfunction and stroke, resulting in men living longer, healthier lives. The Charlottesville Track Club looks forward to welcoming you to this years special edition of this popular community running and walking event.
The NEW FOXFIELD GRASS Course: We are thrilled to announce that, thanks to the ongoing hospitality and generosity of the new Foxfield Board of Directors, we will be hosting a course totally on a finely manicured grass path around the scenic, rolling perimeter of this magnificent property!
Because we anticipate that many of you will want to walk or run this exciting and beautiful historic new course, we have set up “time slots” for your walking or running safety and convenience. These Foxfield course slots are as follows: 7:15am. 7:45am, 8:15am, 8:45am, 9:15am. Each half hour slot will have 50 openings. A wait list will be added if necessary.
Note that each slot will NOT start together as one single wave. It will be a rolling start so as to keep everyone as physically distanced and safe as possible. You just have to begin your race within 15 minutes after your starting time.
So for example, if you are the 7:45 wave, you can begin anytime between 7:45-8:00. We will not let people start before their specified slot time.
You obviously do NOT need to finish the four mile course in a half hour, and these spots will be available on a first come, first serve basis. So to be a part of this historical debut over this beautiful new course, we encourage you to reserve your preferred spot ASAP!
And to keep everyone safe and distanced, the course will have two wide parallel but separate paths (one for runners and one for walkers) that will be one continuous loop around the perimeter of Foxfield.
Masks will be required until after you start and all volunteers will be masked as well. Details on all of our safety protocols for this new Foxfield version will be emailed to you the week of the race.
And worried about getting your feet wet? Then bring a dry pair of shoes and socks for the drive home. Let’s have some fun!
We totally understand it if you can’t make it to Foxfield, especially those of you who live out of town. That’s totally fine but we’d still love to have you be a part of this special fundraising event, so please feel free to run or walk a four mile course of your choosing, close to home.