The Hustle for the Homeless 5K is a fundraiser that raises money for The Least of These Ministry which offers support to Roanoke’s homeless community. The event was created as an opportunity for competitive runners to compete for awards as well as for families and friends to come together in support of a worthy cause. Check out this video from WFXR in 2021 which explains why this event is so important for the community.
For competitive runners, awards are presented to the top 3 finishing males and the top 3 finishing females. Age group awards will also be presented. To be eligible for an award, runners must participate in the live event. Virtual participants are not eligible for awards.
Special thanks to our first sponsor of 2023,
WDBJ7/WZBJ24 Revolutionary Media Sponsor!
The 2022 Hustle garnered support from more than 300 participants and volunteers.
Thank you 2022 Sponsors:
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, click here.
Aetna | Carilion Clinic | D&S Agency | Fellowship Community Church | Global Metal Finishing | Hall Community Services, Inc. | Virginia Premier
Carter Bank & Trust | Cornerstone Building Brands | Northwest Ace Hardware | Roanoke Fruit & Produce | Sherwood Memorial Park | tap into Hope | The Crouch Team | United Way of Roanoke Valley | Vinton Pawn Shop
Burgess DeMarco & Flick | Freedom First | Graybar | CSE Employees Giving Back | Invictus | Roanoke Valley Orthodontics | State Electric Supply Co.
LMC | Safety Barricade Inc. | RunAbout Sports Roanoke | Varney, Inc. | Vertex Signs
“The purpose of the Hustle for the Homeless is two-fold,” says TLOT founder Dawn Sandoval. “The first purpose is to create awareness for the issue of homelessness in the Roanoke Valley. The second is to raise money so we can continue offering resources to the men and women living on the streets and hopefully help them find affordable housing."
2022 Event Photos
2021 Event Photos
2020 Event Photos
2019 Event Photos
2018 Event Photos
The Least of These Ministry is a partner in the homeless community that strives to make a positive difference in the Roanoke Valley. Its mission is to meet men and women living on the streets and serve them with spiritual, physical, and emotional support. This is only possible through the continued support of our village in the way of financial contributions, donated items, volunteering, and prayers. Thank you for being a part of our village!