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About the Race

SFAC 5K is Ishan Gala Foundation’s signature event that really kicked off fundraising for IGF in 2009. Before the event became a 5K in 2015, the event was an evening pool party full of fun, food, and community. The event always takes place in August to honor Ishan’s Birthday (August 28th) and is water themed because the pool was his favorite place to be. Splash is a chance to celebrate Ishan's life but also show those in the fight now, that they are not alone.


This years event will be a little different but just as FUN!


 After the race, participants can enjoy snacks, learn more about IGF while waiting for the awards ceremony. We will be honoring our young warriors who have passed away and those fighting.


We will be at a *NEW* location, Darden Towe Park, and the course will mostly be on the trial along the river for a beautiful scenic run or walk!


You may be wondering....

What about the SPLASH???


Don't worry...


Our friends at the East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Department have you covered and will be spraying water over the finish line for a nice cool down


Thank you for an amazing year and we hope to see you again next year!


August 12th 2023

Gates Open at 7am

Race starts at 8am


Darden Towe Park

Virtual option available


Before July 1st: Adults $30; Youth $15

After July 1st: Adults $40; Youth $20

See Registration Page for Virtual Pricing


If you are unable to participate in the virtual 5K, you may still make a donation for the event!


Thank you for your support!


Because we are virtual this year we will not need day of volunteers. If you would like to help next year, please complete our general volunteer form to added to the list!

2024 Sign-up coming in Spring


We are seeking sponsors for this event for 2023. By being a sponsor you are making a HUGE difference in the lives of fighting families. Contact Ashley at

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