Why donate for this fundraiser?

Truly, to #SaveTheSlip and to support the following restaurant teams during this difficult time: Sam Miller's, Mom Siam's, The Urban Farmhouse, Southern Railway Taphouse and Siné Irish Pub. We have already lost too many local restaurants this year!

rallyforrestaurants.com said it best …

“We all have a place. A spot. A special restaurant, cafe, bakery, or bar in our local neighborhood.

We have a favorite item on the menu, a server we recognize, or a dessert we love. And we spend money at these spots. Lots of it. In fact, the average American spends nearly $3,000 each year dining out.

But now our local restaurants are in trouble. The restaurant community is being rocked by a dramatic decline in sales and is quickly running short of cash to support day-to-day operations and staff wages. In many cities, restaurant sales are down as much as 80% as a result of COVID-19. That’s putting hard-working owners, operators, staff, delivery drivers, farmers, and just about everyone in the food industry at risk.

Restaurants operate on thin margins, and with social distancing and governments enforcing takeout only at local restaurants, this industry needs our support now more than ever.”

That’s why, on behalf of restaurants in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Slip, I am asking you to step up. Contribute what you can by donating to #SaveTheSlip. I am attempting to raise $20,000 for our favorite restaurants so they can count on that income to keep things running and Shockoe Slip thriving!

All donations will go directly to locally owned restaurants in Shockoe Slip and their workers!

Every time, we raise $1,000, I have been distributing the funds to one of the local restaurant teams - please donate now so we can help our local restaurateurs as soon as possible!


Lars (that’s me; the General Manager of the dual-branded Courtyard and Residence Inn Richmond Downtown located in the historic Shockoe Slip neighborhood) will run the first and fastest (unless proven otherwise or beaten the day of) marathon exclusively run in Richmond‘s Shockoeslip downtown neighborhood! I will complete an approximately 0.25 mile loop on the historic cobblestone streets until I complete 26.2 miles! I invite all runners and walkers to join me for any distance - RSVP at www.savetheslip.com (recommended minimum donation is $5 per completed loop!) I invite everyone to come down to the Slip, to cheer on all participants and to support our local businesses! 

All of the proceeds will go directly to the restaurant workers of independently owned Shockoe Slip restaurants!


Noon on Saturday, March 6, 2021

Run starts at noon in front of the Courtyard / Residence Inn Richmond Downtown located at 1320 E Cary Street. The run ends once I complete 26.2 miles. The exact loop will be published closer to race day.

Donations (66)

  • R Hardesty
    • $20 
    • 3 yrs
  • Jennifer Freeland
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Steven Friedlander
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Joan Eisenstodt
    • $54 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs


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