The 7th Annual Nicole Megaloudis 5K

Looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon? Trying to find a great cause to support? Well look no further! The 7th Annual Nicole Megaloudis 5K is just around the corner. The race will be held on April 10th at Byrd Park and is a fundraiser for the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation.

On February 9th 2004, Nicole (a freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University) was killed in an auto accident, on I-64, in Virginia.  Nicole was a member of the VCU women's soccer team and had just begun her college soccer career.  Nicole was a talented soccer player but, more importantly, she was an amazing person (with a caring heart) who touched the lives of many.  Nicole never wanted to see someone hurting or to be without; and her dream was to help those less fortunate - especially the innocent children in Haiti & Africa.  Gail Rongen, Nicole's mother, vowed to fulfill her daughter's dreams and help children that weren't as fortunate as her own; and with the loving support of family & friends, the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation was born.  Nicole believed that anything was possible - you just have to find a way to 'Make It Happen!'

The Nicole Megaloudis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, incorporated in 2004. The Foundation was established to assist students who hope to attend and graduate college. Scholarships are awarded based upon leadership qualities and demonstration of financial need. Our mission is to help students realize their dreams and to allow Nicole's memory to live on.

To register and/or donate please visit the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation website at or email Megan Harvey for information And be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter. We need everyone's support to help make this event a success and to keep Nicole's memory alive. So come on out and enjoy a wonderful day in the park.