Boys Home hosts 5th Annual Harvest Hustle – 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon

Boys Home of Virginia will host their 5th annual fall fundraising event, the Boys Home Harvest Hustle 5K, 10K and half-marathon on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Boys Home is excited to celebrate this amazing milestone with the students, staff, and participants. 

In 2020, Boys Home was thankful to be able to host an in-person event, and with 138 participants, it was our biggest event yet. This event was a huge success and involved runners from all over the United States.  Plans are in place to add some special features to the program this year, such as more awards, more fun, and more food.

All three races will begin and end at the Intervale Trailhead of the Jackson River Scenic Trail, in Covington, VA. The event will offer aid stations along the race routes with mini pre-packaged water bottles and Gatorades available. T-shirts and participation medals will be available for all runners, as well as individual pre-packaged snacks and drinks before and after the race.

Awards for each race will begin approximately 30 minutes after the top three men and women racers cross the finish line. Top three finishers male and female overall and top three male and female in each age category will receive awards. Our age categories are: Under 12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

Race weekend schedule:

Friday, November 5  4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Drive-thru packet pickup at Boys Home of  Virginia, 414 Boys Home Road, Covington VA.

Saturday, November 6 – 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Registration and packet pickup
                                        9:30 a.m. – Half-Marathon begins
                                        9:45 a.m. – 10K run begins
                                        10:00 a.m. –   5K run begins

Registration for the 5K is $30.00, 10K is $35.00, and the half-marathon is $50.00, with early-bird pricing available before September 15th.  We also offer discounts to running clubs and teams!

To register, or for more information, visit or call Melinda at (540) 965-7707.