RRRC Poop Loop 4ish Miler

Sun September 29, 2019 Richmond, VA US 23224 Directions

4 Mile Trail Run

6:00PM EDT - 7:30PM EDT

Join us for year #2 of Richmond Road Runners Club's Poop Loop 4ish Miler. RRRC is partnering with the James River Park System to offer this Sunday evening trail run.  There are only 200 spots available for this trail race.

These trails are beginner-friendly. Children age 6 and older and youth are welcome to run this event.

Why "The Poop Loop"? Technically, the mountain bike trail is Ancarrow's East, but its location next to the City of Richmond's sewage treatment plant affectionately earned it the name "The Poop Loop" early on and it stuck.

RRRC Grand Prix Participants: The Poop Loop 4ish Miler is not a Grand Prix race for 2019. There will be no participation points or place points assigned for this race. Volunteers will receive credit for volunteering at a Club race.

Ancarrow's Landing
1200 Brander Street
Richmond, VA US 23224
Course & Course Rules

The 4.0ish mile course will begin at the entrance to Ancarrow's Landing and run on the road for a half mile at which point runners will cross over the long forgotten railroad tracks to meld with the Slave Trail Annex. Just before the overpass, runners will take a hard right onto the Slave Trail and head back east. At the large parking lot, you'll take a diagonal path to begin the trek to the Poop Loop. Taking a left turn onto a section of the Slave Trail Annex, runners will turn right and reach a large grove of trees. There will be a water stop here. At the entrance to the Poop Loop, runners will begin the loop clockwise. Once you exit, you will head back the way you came with the exception of heading straight to run along the river. The finish line will be in the smaller (original) lot. An alternate route has been planned in case of rain or the trail is too wet.

HEADLAMPS OR SOME SORT OF LIGHT SOURCE IS MANDATORY. You will be running on trail in the dark. You will need to see where you are going. Do not depend on someone else to light your way. There will be a mandatory check-in the day of the race and we will check for your light source.

This is a trail race. You must be alert for gravel, roots, rocks, tree limbs, mud, ups, downs, turns and any other challenges of trail running.

In consideration of the safety of all participants, the following are not allowed on the course during the race: headphones, baby joggers, baby strollers, animals on or off leash, skateboards, inline or roller skates, or bicycles. 
To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, RRRC encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Poop Loop 4ish Miler.


Water Stop & Refreshments: The course has 1 water stop at approximately mile 1.5, before you enter the Poop Loop. Water and other refreshments are available after the race.

The race will be timed by the Richmond Road Runners Club. Results will be posted on online on the RRRC website and on this race page (see Results tab).

Registration Fees & Rules

Runners must be 6 years old or older to participate in this 4 mile trail race.

Race Fees

  • Before September 8, $20 plus processing fee for RRRC members and $25 plus processing fee for non-members
  • After September 8, $30 plus processing fee for RRRC members and $35 plus processing fee for non-members  
  • Runners 6-12 years of age: $5 plus processing fee. Youth runners will not get a t-shirt, but may purchase a t-shirt for $5.00. 

Any discounts or coupon codes will be applied at check out.

Refund Policy: All entry fees and processing fees are non-refundable, no exceptions. All entry fees and processing fees are non-transferable. Registrations cannot be deferred to a later race. Bib numbers are not transferrable. In the event of postponements or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refunds.

The race is limited to 200 participants.

Race Shirt, Awards & Prizes

Race Shirts

  • Short sleeve race shirts are guaranteed to runners who register before Saturday, September 14 at 11:59 PM. We cannot guarantee the size or style of t-shirts, but we will make every effort to meet your selection request.
  • Runners who register after September 14 may be able to get an unclaimed race shirt after the conclusion of the race, while the supply of different size shirts lasts.


  • All finishers receive a "medal".
  • The top three male and top three female overall finishers and the top three male and top three female master finishers and the final finishers (DFL) receive awards.
Packet Pick-up

Race bibs will be available only on race day starting at 4:00 PM.  Arrive in time to pick up your race bib before the 6:00 PM race start.

Race Director

Crystal Koch

Race Contact Info

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