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October 3, 2009
7:00 am



Packet Pick-Up




Race Charity

This new Richmond Road Runners Club Championship race will be run on the streets of Richmond. The race is designed for runners. The course is a single loop through Richmond streets. It starts and ends at the State Capitol (9th and Grace Streets). The course goes west on Grace Street, running through Byrd Park and across the Nickel Bridge. The course continues on Forest Hill to the Lee Bridge and then up Second Street to Byrd Street finishing on Bank Street at the foot of the Capitol. The race will feature chip timing and awards four deep in five year age groups.  The course will be USATF certified. The race has been designated the Virginia Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) 10 Mile State Championship Race. The winners will be listed on the official State Champions list.


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Entry Rules and Information

Entry Fees
The regular entry fee for the race is $45. The first 100 registrants will get in for $25. Richmond Road Runners Club members who register online before September 1 will receive a $10 discount. The price after September 1st is $45 for all. Register early and save money.

Entries are Non-Refundable
Entry fees are non-refundable and entries are nontransferable, no exceptions. All online and mail registrants (before September 31) who provide a valid email address will receive a confirmation email. Do not mail entry forms after September 24. After September 24, sign-up online through 11:59 p.m. on September 27. The race is limited to the first 2,000 participants. Registration will close when capacity is reached. The Richmond Road Runners Club is not responsible for lost or misdirected race applications.

More Information
Contact the race director, Ed Carmines, at
with any questions.

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Register Online
New, you can register online and mail in a check!



Friday, October 2, 12 - 5:30 p.m.
Packet Pick-up and Registration
Road Runner Running Store  3002 West Cary St.  804 353 8365

Saturday, October 3, 6 a.m. - 7 a.m.
Packet Pickup at the Capitol

7 a.m. Capitol 10M Race Starts

10 a.m. Awards Presentation Capitol grounds


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Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-up will be at the Road Runner Running Store located at 3002 West Cary Street from 12 - 5:30 on Friday October 2. Packet pick-up on race day will start at 6:00 am.


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Race Day Information

Race Time Limit
You must be able to complete the 10 miles by 10 a. m. (Three hours).

Water Stops & Post-race Snacks
Diamond Springs Water  and a sports drink will be available at water stops at approximately miles 2, 4, 6 and 8 miles. Post-race refreshments will be available at the Capitol.

Race Timing & Results
The race will be computer chip timed by Kale Running using new disposable timing chips. No need to take them off and return them. Results will be posted after completion of the race at the Capitol awards ceremony and online at www.rrrc.org.

With over 90 parking decks and lots in the downtown area, there is plenty of parking available on Race Day.  Map of available parking lots. Here is a partial listing of the parking decks open on Race Day:

Parking Near the race start
5th and Marshall
7th and Marshall
James Center (10th and Canal)
12th and Canal
100 Virginia Street
Crowne Plaza (5th and Canal)

Race Day Bag Check
Bag check will be available at the packet pick-up area on race day. Clearly mark your bag with your name and race number.

Post Race Massages
Stick around after the race for a massage. Massage therapists will be providing free massages to weary runners on the Capitol Square.

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Med Spa




The Course

The course starts and ends at the Capitol  and is USATF certified. Runners will start heading West on Grace Street, turn left on Boulevard (Mile 2.5) and run through Byrd Park and across the Nickel Bridge (Mile 5). They will turn left on Forest Hill Ave., then left on Semmes Ave. (Mile 6.5) and left on Cowordian (Mile 7.5)  across the Lee Bridge exiting onto 2nd Street. Right on Byrd Street (Mile 9) and left onto 12th Street to finish on Bank Street. The race will be run on open city streets. Traffic will be controlled. Water stops will be at about every two miles. Post-race refreshments will be available at the Capitol.



All pre-registrants (before September 15) will receive a technical t-shirt. The top male and female finishers will receive a Garmin watch. Second place will receive running shoes and third place a $50 gift certificate complements of the Roadrunner Running Store . First male and female masters will receive running shoes complements of the Roadrunner Running Store. 

Awards will be four deep in
five-year age groups:
First Place: Brooks Podium Running Jacket
Second Place: Leslie Jordan Running Vest
Third Place: "The Stick" Self Roller Massager
Fourth Place: Koozie beverage Koller.
T-shirts, shoes, and awards will not be mailed.

Race Photos

Brightroom Photography will be on-site for the race and photographing all event participants. Visit their website the week after the event to look for your photo.

Do Your Part to Help Save Lives

this side up This Side Up Awareness Campaign is the proud to be the official charity of the Capitol 10M. October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. More than 2,500 American babies die of SIDS each year. Here in Virginia, SIDS claims nearly 100 babies each year. The This Side Up Fund raising Challenge offers an opportunity to help save our babies. You can help by raising funds for the This Side Up campaign, an educational effort that reminds anyone who watches after a baby that babies are safest from the risk of SIDS if placed to sleep on their backs by distributing onesies that read "This Side Up...While Sleeping" on the front and offer additional safe-sleeping tips on the back. Visit the This Side Up website (
www.thissideupcampaign.org) for more information or click here to make a donation or pledge.

Free Tour of the Capitol

The Capitol will be open starting at 9 am until 5 pm on race day. Bring the family and let them tour while you run.
Take a virtual tour of the Capitol

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Take a Segway tour of Richmond

During or after the race, glide through Richmond on a Segway guided tour. Stop to see historical and  cultural attractions. Cruise the Capitol, down to Shockoe Slip, out towards the James River and down the Canal walk.
More tour information.

Segway tour

Second Street Festival

2nd street festival logoAfter the race attend the Second Street Festival. Just a few blocks away and starting at 12, the festival is free and will have entertainment and food. 2nd Street is lined with events for the entire family. Two stages of live music, great Virginia cooking and a Richmond marketplace will all bring a world of wonder to visitors. And for the football fanatic who just can't accept missing any games, there will be a Comcast Football Tent, offering a place to watch all of the college and pro games with all the other football fanatics on hand at the Second Street Festival. Second Street Festival information.


This is a large race and volunters are need to help make it a success. We need help prior to the race day as well as during the event.
Click here to sign up to help .

Monday, September 21, 2009, 04:00 PM