Get hearts pumping at the 13th Annual Run, Roll or Stroll

by | Apr 14, 2017 | What’s Happening

Sunday, May 7
24th Street Park
at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk

With options of the 8K run, 5K run or walk, and 1-mile run/walk, Jewish Family Service’s 13th Annual Run, Roll or Stroll is open to both serious and not-so-serious athletes. This also includes those of all ages who just want to take a nice Sunday morning stroll on the boardwalk.

One of the highlights of Run, Roll or Stroll is the competition to see who will have the largest team of racers. For example, JFS encourages all local synagogues to bring a team.*

In addition to heart-pumping exercise, this year’s event will feature plenty of fun activities. Prior to each race, runners and walkers can warm up their muscles with a trainer from the Simon Family JCC. A photo booth, face painting for kids, corn hole, music by Don London from the New 101.3 2WD, and an awards presentation once the last runner crosses the finish line, are among the planned events. Bins to drop off gently used athletic shoes to be donated to MORE Foundation Group will also be available.

Introducing…Mitzvah Miles!
This year, JFS also introduces Mitzvah Miles, a new, fun way to teach kids and young adults how to do a mitzvah and benefit the community at the same time. As a runner/walker in the Run, Roll or Stroll, Mitzvah Miles participants simply ask family and friends for monetary donations of any amount to help JFS provide many vital services for the community. To learn more, contact a synagogue office or visit

Participants in the Run, Roll or Stroll or Mitzvah Miles help people right here in Tidewater—allowing JFS to serve one more meal, counsel one more child who has lost a parent, or help one more individual get back on his or her feet after surgery.

*Just enter your synagogue as your race team name when registering online.

Register for the Run, Roll or Stroll at