In 1983, after several months of designing the course and working with VDOT and The Board of Supervisors to secure permission to close Garth Road, we along with the help of the Charlottesville Track Club, kicked off the area's first all-women’s race.
That first Four Miler was a big success, but none of us ever imagined that the race would grow to where it is today! Not only has the popularity skyrocketed, but the emotional connection women feel for this event has grown intensely throughout the past 39 years. We've had the pleasure of serving as volunteer Race Directors for this special event for close to four decades and we continue to be overwhelmed with the support we receive from all of you. Last year, despite the restrictions of the pandemic, we were still able to pass along $62,000 to our local friends at the Breast Cancer Center at UVA, bringing our total donated from the race to $4.2 million over the years.
We are so appreciative of your generous financial support, as you will be helping make a difference in so many people's lives!