2011 was the 10th and Final Year for the Race For Virginia & Friends

When the Race for Virginia was started, no one could have imagined that it would be more than a one-time event. Over the years, a core group of dedicated volunteers have worked tirelessly to maintain and grow the event into what it has become. As a number of those individuals move on to other stages in their lives, it seems to be the appropriate time to bring the race to a close while it is still successful. Virginia would have graduated from high school this year and she and the other children who have been honored will always be remembered in our hearts and minds. We feel blessed to know that through our efforts and those who have participated, we have made an impact on the battle against pediatric cancers.

Welcome and Donation History

Over the past 10 years, many folks have put on their running or walking shoes and have helped us take steps toward finding the cures and preventative measures to cancers that threaten to steal the future from children. Virginia Clark was a girl who didn't let the cancer that took her life take the life out of her living. She was a great inspiration to all who knew her and knew of her.

Because of the generosity of all of those involved over the years in this fun event, we have helped many children who are battling cancer today and have possibly helped to prevent children from having to face it in the future. The proceeds from this event have been contributed to the Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. We are pleased to announce that we donated approximately $40,000 from the 2011 race bringing our total donation to more than $400,000 over the past 10 years. Thanks to all for a wonderful showing of support!


Thank you to all who participated in the 10th and final 2011 race. Results are now available.

Virginia's Friends