So my mom cooks for a homeless shelter/soup kitchen in Charlottesville. It's a pretty cool organization - they focus on healthy, locally-sourced foods and offer grants to establish men and women in homes. It's in an old church on the Downtown Mall, so it's a really pretty setting. Their website is www.thehaven.org.
On March 1st they're hosting a 5k to benefit the shelter. The race is going to be both on the pedestrian mall and in the nearby neighborhoods. Preregistry is $20 and day-of registration is $25. All participants will get a fleece hat. Top three men and women will get donated prizes from local businesses. (And the Haven gets donations from some pretty awesome places, so I assume those prizes will be pretty good.) Breakfast will be served after the race inside the Haven. After the run/walk, we can hang out in the city or head back to my parents' place for hiking and wading in the river. They live next to a 75-acre Nature Conservancy with pretty good trails and access to the North Bank of the Rivanna River. We can shower there and set up camp. My parents have a small house, but a fairly large yard. We can roast hot dogs and s'mores over a fire then camp out. At that point, we're pretty close to Shenandoah and the Nelson County breweries. Depending on how people feel in the morning, we could hike some more or drive down the Brew Ridge Trail.