Celebrate with Virginia 811
Thursday, August 11th!
August 11th is a BIG day. It’s National Safe Digging Day – a reminder to always contact Virginia 811 before you dig and and an annual campaign that recognizes all workers who keep our utilities safe while digging.
Join us again this year for our 3rd Annual 811 Day Virtual Run/Walk to help raise funds for Construction Angels Virginia. Share photos of your run on social media for a chance to win a $811 grand prize, as well as other weekly prizes!*
*See details below.
VA811 Annual 5K Virtual Run to Benefit Construction Angels Virginia
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?
Thursday | August 11 – Thursday | 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.
Exactly how far is a 5K run/walk?
The 5K run/walk is approximately 3.1 miles. If you can only walk a half mile, that’s great too! Do what you can.
What is the cost?
It’s free! But you can make a difference with a $8.11 donation to benefit Construction Angels Virginia (see details below).
Win prizes and have fun in the process!
Post your photo(s) on Facebook or Instagram, tag us on Facebook @VA811 and hashtag #iRun4Virginia811 to be eligible to win a $811 grand prize, as well as other randomly awarded weekly prizes.
Make a Difference with a Donation to Construction Angels Virginia
Donate $8.11 when you register and receive a Construction Angels Virginia color changing mood band and a VA811 26 oz. Pacific Aluminum Sport Bottle – perfect for your 811 Day 5K Run! 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.
When does registration open?
Registration opens at 1:00 AM EST on Thursday, August 11
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
811 Day Shareable Content
Dig Safe Virginia!