Staunton: SCS Miles for Meals 5K canceled due to threat of severe weather

staunton newUpdate: Friday, 12:43 p.m. The SCS Miles for Meals 5K event has been canceled due to the threat of severe weather. Consequently, the Gypsy Hill Park road closure scheduled for today has been canceled.

For more information about the event cancelation, please see the homepage of the Staunton City Schools’ website.


Original post: April 9 Constitution Drive, the main road that loops through Gypsy Hill Park, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 19 for a Miles for Meals 5K race hosted by Staunton City Schools (SCS).

This is the second annual 5K for Staunton’s public schools, organized by the SCS Office of School Nutrition as part of a wellness initiative to keep children active and healthy. Participation in the race is voluntary, and nearly 250 students and school staff have registered to run. Event registration is closed to the public and open only to students, staff, parents, guardians and family members of SCS students.

Garett Smith, superintendent of Staunton City Schools, said: “We truly appreciate the hard work of the SCS Miles for Meals committee and the support of City staff to make the event possible. Thanks to the committee’s efforts, the race is expanding this year with more than twice as many participants. We look forward to this being an annual event for the city of Staunton and Staunton City Schools.”

Pre-kindergarten students will run in the first heat at 1 p.m., followed by middle and high school students at 1:30 p.m., and elementary school students at 2:30 p.m. This is a rain or shine event.


The Miles for Meals 5K is generously sponsored by participating runners and walkers and other individual donors, as well as the following sponsors:

  • Affinity Group Paramount
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Food Lion
  • Frito Lay
  • General Mills
  • Merchant’s Grocery
  • Messer Landscape
  • National Foods
  • Nestle Corporation
  • Shelburne Middle School Cross Country
  • Shenandoah Awards & Apparel
  • Sole Focus
  • Standard Produce
  • Valley Alliance for Education

Members of the public interested in supporting the race may give online. Contributions will support SCS’ nutrition program and help provide healthy meals for Staunton’s students.

More Info

For more information about the race or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for school nutrition programming, contact Amanda Warren in the Office of School Nutrition at 540.332.3920.

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