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.
The 2021 Hustle garnered support from more than 350 participants and volunteers.
Special thanks to our 2022 Sponsors:
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 | CSE Employees Giving Back | Freedom First | Graybar | 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."
2021 Event Photos
2020 Event Photos
2019 Event Photos
2018 Event Photos
The Least of These Ministry is a gap ministry that strives to make a positive difference in the lives of the homeless community 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 in the name of Jesus Christ. This is only possible because of the continued support we receive from our village in the way of financial donations, donated items, volunteering, and prayer. Thank you for being a part of our village!