New River United 5k Fun Run and Post-Race Social: Aug. 12, 2017

Aug 12, 2017 -

Race impact to the research park

The New River United Endowment Committee is announced the kickoff of the 1st annual Polly Zeiger 5k Fun Run. 


On August 12, 2017, the morning will start with a 1 mile dash for younger runners and families @ 9:00 a.m., followed by a 5k at 9:15 a.m.. The run will begin and end at the VTCRC Soccer Field located on Innovation Drive. Geared toward both the avid and novice runner/walker, all proceeds will go directly into the Polly Zeiger Memorial Endowment, which provides soccer scholarships to those in need.

The endowment is a collection of donations that is invested in perpetuity and is designed to provide grants to offset program costs for those that require financial help to play at NRU. Our goal is to be able to meet 100% of this need through the interest income generated by the endowment. 

Polly Zeiger was a long-time enthusiastic supporter of NRUSA, and all three of her children played or currently play soccer for NRU. This endowment is designed to help those in need and to honor Polly’s beautiful spirit. Polly’s legacy was her love of community and her drive to help children in need.  In her memory, the Zeiger family created the endowment to benefit children playing with NRU.

  • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.
    1 mile fun run
  • 9:15 a.m.
    5K run
  • 10:30 a.m.
    Awards ceremony
  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Party on the Pitch

Location: Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC)

Social: VTCRC Pavilion, 1600 Innovation Drive