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Wednesday, August 11th

Celebrate National Safe Digging Day
with Virginia 811 and these BIG events!

August 11th is a BIG day. It’s National Safe Digging Day – a reminder to always contact Virginia 811 before you dig and our way of thanking all the workers who keep our utilities safe while digging. Come celebrate with us – and enter to win BIG prizes! Join our video challenge by creating a unique video for your chance to win $811. And don’t forget to register for our virtual run/walk to help us raise money for Construction Angels Virginia.

811 Day Events

The VA811 Marketing Team Kicks off our Video Challenge with Dig It Right

811 Day Video Challenge

Show Your 811 Day Spirit for a chance to win $811.

Create a video celebrating 811 Day. Use the two (2) phrases to qualify: “Know What’s Below” and “Contact Virginia 811 Before You Dig”. Post to your Facebook or Instagram, tag  us, and hashtag #VA811Challenge. 



Scroll for official 811 Day Video Challenge Details

What are the dates to enter?
Monday | August 2, 2021 – Tuesday | August 10, 2021

What prizes can I win?

  • 1st Place – $811 
  • 2nd Place – Yeti Roadie 24 Hard Cooler 
  • 3rd Place – Virginia 811 Swag Pack

Who can participate?
Anyone!  So make sure to share with your family and friends.

How do I enter?

  • Post your 811 Day video on your Facebook or Instagram page
  • Tag us and hashtag #VA811Challenge

What do I need to include in my video to qualify?  
Your video should include the following (2) phrases to qualify:

  • Know What’s Below
  • Contact Virginia 811 Before You Dig

There’s no video length requirement… so get creative and have fun with it!

When will you announce the winners?
We’ll announce our winners on the BIG day, August 11th – 811 Day. Be sure to check the Virginia 811 Facebook and Instagram pages to see if you won!

What if I make a group video?
Well giddy up! The first person to post your video on social media will be the official “submitter”. This is who we’ll contact if your video wins.

Have some fun and get ‘er done before our contest ends Tuesday – August 10.

Good luck!



The Virginia 811 Virtual 5K or 8.11 Mile Run/Walk

Your race.  Your pace.  Your place.

Run or walk your virtual race anywhere… your neighborhood, a park, a sports track or even your treadmill at home! 

August 11 – September 8


Scroll for more details and how to register

What are the dates?
Wednesday | August 11 – Wednesday | September 8.  

What is a Virtual Walk/Run Race?
Run or walk your race anywhere, any time. You choose how – a treadmill at home or in the gym, your neighborhood streets, or your favorite running trail. Make it your own race!

Who can participate?
Participants can run/walk for National 811 Day. Young, old, fast, slow.  Share with your family and friends so they can participate as well.

What distance do I run/walk?
The 5K run/walk is approximately 3.1 miles. The 8.11 run/walk is 8.11 miles. If you can only walk a half mile, that’s great too! Do what you can. 

What is the cost?
It’s free! Unless you want a limited edition Virginia 811 T-shirt (see details below).

Win prizes and have fun in the process!
Post your photo(s) on Facebook or Instagram, tag us and hashtag #iRun4Virginia811 to be eligible. Prizes will be awarded randomly each week for participants who post their photos.   

Make a Difference with a Donation
Donate $8.11 when you register to receive a special limited-edition T-shirt. All proceeds benefit Construction Angels Virginia, a worthy organization that helps families who have lost loved ones due to accidents at construction sites.

When is the last day to register?
Register up until the last day – September 8th.

Click on the Link Below to Register for the Virtual 5K Run/Walk


Virginia 811 Day Downloadable Toolkit



Help us share 811 Day and Virginia 811 messages on your marketing and media channels.  Download just in time for National Safe Digging Day!



811 Day Press  Release





Virginia 811 Shareable Content




Virginia 811
Logo Toolkit




811 Day :30 PSA  Video



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