Jimmy Rich Memorial 5K

Anglers Park
Danville, VA 24540

Running > 1 mile, 5k, Walking

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Event Description

In January, 2022, Jimmy Rich was hit by a distracted driver while out running near his home. Jimmy had been a runner for more than 40 years and took every safety precaution that evening, but the driver “never saw him”. The resulting head injuries were too severe, and Jimmy passed away on January 25, 2022. 

In an effort to bring triumph from tragedy, the Rich family wants to turn this devastating catastrophe into a call for action. Jimmy’s love of running has inspired us to create and hold the Jimmy Rich Memorial 5K walk/run race, scheduled for Saturday, October 22, at 9:00 AM at Angler’s Park in Danville, Virginia. Our goal is to use this event as a way to raise awareness for runner and pedestrian safety, as well as bring attention to the life-altering consequences of distracted driving. 

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