The 1st annual James
River Run will be held at The Reedy Creek Meadow at 4001 Riverside Drive.
The course will wind through single track trails next to the James before
taking runners over to Belle Isle and eventually back to the meadow via Buttermilk
Trail. Online registration is $25 and will be open until November
30th. In person registration will also be available on race day for $30.
All proceeds from this event will go to Greg
Hawkins and to the James River Park.
Greg Hawkins has been an active member for the
outdoor community for over 20 years. As director of the VCU Outdoor
Adventure Program for 13 years, Greg was instrumental in getting
countless students involved in outdoor trips as leaders, participants, and
volunteers. Two years ago Greg left VCU to pursue his dream of working at
the Boise State Outdoor Program in Idaho. Recently Greg has
been diagnosed with lung cancer. In order to help Greg defray
medical expenses and thank him for his leadership, the RVA community has
organized several fundraisers.
Come out to the James River Run and other events
on December 1st to support Greg!
- 9:00 Registration / Check In
9:15 - Race Begins
11:00 - Awards
12:00 - Group paddle on the Lower James (Meet at 14th Street Takeout)
5:00 - RETRO Movie night at The Camel with a silent auction for Greg
Hope to see everyone there!
*Times are subject to change based on weather and unforeseen circumstances