Press release to Nelson County Times, Amherst New Era Progress, and Lynchburg News and Advance:   


            Contact Lisa Stewart 434-465-1544


Ninth Annual Nelson County 5K (3 mile) “FUN Run/Walk” Set for Saturday, April 21, 2018.


                Runners and walkers ages 5 and up may participate in the Ninth Annual  “Nelson County 5K Fun Run/Walk” to be held on Saturday, April 21, to raise money for the Relay For Life of the American Cancer Society. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Amherst/Nelson County.


                The 5K event will be held on roads around the Nelson County High School / Middle School complex and on Drumheller Orchard Lane and may be run or walked.  Check in will be 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., with the official race start at 8:30.


                Registration is $30 Adult and $20 for youth 5 to 17 until April 4, 2018. After that date, up until the day of the race, you may register for $35 adult and $25 for youth.  Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in several categories.  A raffle prize drawing will also be held after the event.


                Registration Forms may be obtained, after March 1, in the following ways: Forms may be picked up at Vitos of Lovingston and Amherst, Anytime Fitness in Lovingston, the Lovingston Post Office, Nelson County Relay for Life website at; at; and other local attractions. Forms can also be obtained earlier by emailing Lisa Stewart at or by calling 434-465-1544.

Registration by credit card can also be done at for a small fee.   




Thank you!