Sat July 4, 2020 Lynchburg, VA 24504 US Directions
Events

5 Miler

8:00AM EDT
Place
1600 Concord Turnpike
Lynchburg, VA US 24504
Description

Celebrate Independence Day with a 5 mile race! Lynchburg is known as the "Hill City"....but this course is flat, flat, flat.  
The start finish is located at the Blackwater Creek Natural Area Percival's Island in downtown Lynchburg and the course follows the Blackwater Creek Bikeway...a paved rails to trails path along the James River. A bit longer than a 5k but without the effort of a 10k, 5 miles is considered by many the perfect distance. 

IMPORTANT RULES & INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPATION:

1.  Please read below for important information concerning participation. Our event permit was issued with  Virginia Phase 2 mandates in mind and a commitment that our participants would adhere to the rules and restrictions. Our goal is to practice social distancing as much as feasible and your cooperation is appreciated.


2.  There will be no race day registration or packet pickup.

3.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own hydration.  There will be 1 water stop at Fertilizer Road Parking area with limited hydration. Small 8 ounce bottles will be available.

4.  Participants should only arrive for their start time and leave the start / finish area immediately upon finishing.

5.  No food will be provided after the event.

6.  There will not be an awards ceremony race day.

7.  A "time trial" format will be used and limited to no more than 50 participants per wave. Participants registered prior to June 15th will automatically be assigned to START WAVE 3, 8:00am.

8.  All warm ups and warm down activity will not be allowed in or around our start finish area. Please use the Riverfront Park area located 1/4 mile from our start / finish.

9.  As a contingency, if our area becomes crowded we will direct finishers to Riverfront Park Area after finishing.

10.  We will flag off a large area to stage our waves between the bikeway and the River.

11.  A small number of volunteers will assist with making sure runners follow our guidelines.

12.  Please no spectators.  There should be no group gatherings near our start or finish areas. Participants are expected to finish and leave the staging area.

REGISTRATION:  
$25 (March 1st - July 3, 2020)
PAPER REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT

NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP OR REGISTRATION. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Registration fees are non-transferable & non-refundable. An entry can only be used for the person registered for the entry. Entries cannot be deferred to the following year or a future event.

Due to COVID and permit restrictions, this event will be a "time trial" format. Participates should choose a wave start time listed below when registering.

WAVE 1    7:30am     (limited to 50)
WAVE 2    7:45am     (limited to 50)
WAVE 3    8:00am     (limited to 50)
WAVE 4    8:15am     (limited to 50)

Packet Pickup:
Thursday (7/2) & Friday (7/3) 12-5:30pm at Riverside Runners (2480 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA  24503 – 434-846-7449)
NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP OR REGISTRATION. NO EXCEPTIONS.
T-SHIRTS AND BIBS WILL NOT BE HELD PAST FRIDAY JULY 3RD.
THERE IS NO POST RACE T-SHIRT PICKUP.

Lynchburg Road Runners Club Member Discount:
A $5.00 discount is available to current Lynchburg Road Runners Club members. Discounts will not be given after Monday June 22nd. Participant membership must be current with LRRC membership roster found on RunSignUp on race day. Discount will be given at checkout automatically. Refunds and discounts will not be given after completing online race registration.

Assisted Participants:
We are pleased to provide an opportunity for assisted participants to enjoy race day. An assisted participant is typically being pushed in a stroller "appropriate" for the event (ie.. hand break, tether, appropriate wheels). Both the participant being pushed and the pusher are required to register for this event. Assisted participants will start prior to the start and be ranked separately from the event. Both the pusher and assisted participant should indicate this classification during the registration process for our planning purposes.

T-SHIRTS:
Participants registered on or before Monday June 22nd are guaranteed. A limited number of extra shirts will be available on a first-come basis at packet pickup.
NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP OR REGISTRATION. NO EXCEPTIONS.
T-SHIRTS AND BIBS WILL NOT BE HELD PAST FRIDAY JULY 3RD.
THERE IS NO POST RACE T-SHIRT PICKUP.

AWARDS:  
Top 3 Overall M/F, Top Overall Masters M/F, Top 3 in each age group. All awards will be ranked on "chip" time. All starting waves will be combined to determine award winners.
*This is a Chip timed event, Disposable MyLaps Race Bib Technology will be used.

        Age Groups:
       12 & under, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69,  70 & up. Age Group ranking based on "chip" time.

        Award Pickup:
       Awards will be available for pickup at Riverside Runners Monday, July 6th 12-6pm. Awards will not be mailed..

COURSE:  Start / Finish Percival’s Island Nature Trail, 1600 Concord Turnpike (Downtown Lynchburg). Flat, paved, Shaded, out & back
Course Records:  Aaron Saft (2005) 25:48 / Ashley Thomasey (2014) 30:21

*This is a Chip timed event, Disposable MyLaps Race Bib Technology will be used. 

PETS AND STROLLERS ARE PROHIBITED.

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