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The Southwest Virginia EMS Council is proud to sponsor our annual EMS STRONG 5K Walk and Run.

The EMS Strong 5K is intended to raise awareness of emergency medical services and to honor the brave men and women who serve our communities. While the event is named after the EMS community, we recognize all of the heroes who serve our communities.  We invite participants and spectators to join us in honoring the entire public safety community by wearing red, white, and blue flashing lights. If you do not have flashing lights, don’t worry. We will have a variety of lights glow sticks available for purchase at the event starting at $2.00 each.

The EMS Stronk 5K raises money to support the region's EMS provider health and safety program which seeks to encourage our region's heroes to live a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise. Each year the Southwest Virginia EMS Council awards a $500 grant and trophy to the EMS agency that has made the most progress in encouraging the health and wellness of their members.

The Third Annual EMS Strong 5K Walk and Run will take place on April 27th at 7:30 pm on the Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon, VA.

Participants must register by April 17th to be guaranteed a tee-shirt! The pre-registration fee is $25 (with a $5 discount for EMS providers). You can also register to compete in our team category (up to 4 members per team).

The event professionally timed and managed by We Run Events. Even if you are not able to run, please come out to support your local EMS providers. If you have any questions please contact Maggie Haynes 276.628.4151 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


You can register online at or by mail (form attached). Same day registration will be available at the regular registration fee of $30 (with a $5 discount for EMS providers).

The event will support our regional EMS provider health and wellness program designed to keep our region's heroes safe and healthy so they can continue to serve our communities. The EMS STRONG 5K will be held Friday April 27th, beginning at 7:30 pm on the Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon, VA.