The cure for cancer is youVCU Massey Cancer Center is the official charitable partner of the Petersburg Historic Half Marathon & 5k. Massey promotes a healthy lifestyle, including being physically active, as a means to help prevent some forms of cancer. By accepting the Massey Challenge, you can honor those you love who have battled cancer, reduce the risk of cancer by staying active, and support the local fight against cancer. All of the money raised stays right here at Massey as our research helps to extend and save lives throughout Virginia. Please accept the Challenge at as an individual or start a team. Massey can’t run without you! Race registration fees do not benefit Massey. 

Donations to the Challenge/Massey are accepted on, or, via the direct link:


Our mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Our chapters establish local programs that provide consistent opportunities for veterans to meet other veterans and members of their community through activities like running, cycling, yoga, CrossFit, picnics, and ball games. With over 120 chapters nationwide; we deliver consistent, local programs that positively affect the lives of our members through Veteran Athletic Camps, our Veteran Ambassador program, and a Leadership Development Program.