Praise & Photos
CBS19 story on the c-ville-athon
"Fun idea :-) Enjoy participating in local events and supporting local organizations; motivation to participate in an extra event or three during the year!"
"I like completing challenges as a way to push myself to do more."
"This was a great way to stay involved, get healthy, and contribute to some very good causes. Please do this again in 2016!"
"Thank you for hosting such a fun competition! I look forward to participating next year."
"It presented me with a challenge. I would normally run various local races, but this challenged me to see how many I could do. It was a great incentive, plus it helped to support various local charities/causes."
"It looked like a fun thing to do, since I was planning to run several races already. I love tracking my progress."
"Thank you for putting this together! It's been really fun!"
"I thought it would be fun since I was running enough races. I told all if my running friends and we did discuss our progress especially toward the fall."
"This was such a good idea! Thank you!"
"Thank you for sponsoring such an innovative way to encourage race participation in the Charlottesville community. It certainly kept me motivated!"
"That was fun! Thanks for organizing it!"
"It was so pleasant an experience to run all those races and learn of this recognition."
"I thought it was a neat way to turn lots of little events into a bigger event; it was also great for tracking progress (or, sometimes, the lack thereof). I considered it fortuitous timing, since I had only been in town for some months, and found out about it while looking for races to participate in last spring. Being in on the inaugural edition seemed pretty neat, and putting the focus on non-profit races is quite nice."
"I had already set a personal goal to run a race every month, and I liked the idea of having the race entry fees I paid go to non-profit organizations in Charlottesville to benefit my community. I also liked the idea of being able to be an inaugural participant!"
"Thank you for organizing this!!"
"I was hoping to run the half marathon in April, however when knee issues hindered my training and did not have the mileage to run, i saw the cville-athon and felt that would be a great alternative to run races throughout the year and not allow the setback and win."
"Love the idea! So many true nonprofit races in this community!"
"A fun way to support local races."
"This was my first year running and it helped me as I was training for marathons to run various shorter races. Also, it was a nice way to learn more about the running community in Cville."
"I thought it was an interesting way to try out a lot of races I'd never participated in before. I had already planned on running the Haven 8K and the 10 miler last year, but I would never have run all the 5K races I did without this incentive. And cool new shirt!"
"It kept me focused on supporting local races."
"A way to keep me accountable for my runs and support the local community."
"I participated to challenge myself and increase my running ability."
"Thanks for all the amazing races!! Can't wait for next year :)"
"Thank you for organizing this. It is a great motivator and a great help to the community!"
"This was really fun and got me doing a lot more walking & jogging early in the morning than I otherwise would have done."
"The Cville-athon is great way to participate in local races, and keep up motivation for further training! Thanks!"
"Thanks for doing this. I really enjoyed it!"