The Race to Parenthood 5k is the featured event and fundraiser for the Road to Parenthood, a volunteer run, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes infertility awareness, education, and support to help those who struggle on their path to parenthood.

The race raises funds for the Road to Parenthood and the Road to Parenthood Grant Fund which provides financial support to couples struggling to pay for the cost of building their family.

Since our first event in 2014, we have awarded grants to 17 Featured Couples and have welcomed 10 little ones into our ever growing family. This year, five new Featured Couples will become grant recipients!  We invite you to meet our new couples and read more about their journey to become parents: Meet the Class of 2017.


The Road to Parenthood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult your tax advisor. A financial statement is available upon written request from the Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs.


Next Race to Parenthood 5k Date:

April 21, 2018


Meet Our Featured Couples:

Meet the Class of 2017

Meet the Class of 2016 & Class of 2016 Updates 

Meet the Class of 2015 & Class of 2015 Updates 

Meet the Class of 2014 & Class of 2014 Updates


Meet Our Race Organizers:

Meet Jenn Nixon

Meet Michele Whiteside


How to Apply to Become a Featured Couple:

If you need help funding your path to parenthood, consider applying to become a Featured Couple in next year’s race!

The Featured Couple application window for the 2017 Race to Parenthood 5k has closed. The 2018 application window will open during the fall of 2017.