CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Salvation Army of the New River Valley (NRV) is hosting a Hero Fun Run to help end hunger in the community.

Event officials say the 5k will begin at the Christiansburg Recreation Center on Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. The event costs $15 per participant and will feature games, snacks, and a variety of awards.

Costumes are welcome, so participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite heroes.

Registration for the event can be completed online for teams or individual participants. Groups who register with five or more people will reportedly receive a 10% discount.

Organizers say this is the first ever 5k Fun Run fundraiser to be presented by the Salvation Army in the New River Valley. People of all abilities are encouraged to walk, run, or roll to help end food insecurity.

Anyone interested in becoming an event sponsor is encouraged to contact Merissa Sachs at