Sat May 13, 2023 Ashland, VA 23005 US Directions

Events

Description

Join us for our 44th year racing the rails in lovely Ashland, Virginia.  All proceeds benefit the Hanover Arts & Activities Center.  For this year’s event, we are partnered with Arsenal Events and will have in person and virtual options.

And NEW this year our very first RAILS to TRAILS course - check out the new 10k course that travels along the tracks and through beautiful wooded trails, passing lakes and traversing bridges.
 
Come race the rail at one of Central Virginia’s longest established road races. This 10K race is a favorite spring ritual for runners near and far. Start and finish "on the tracks" in our picturesque railroad town, known as the "Center of the Universe"!  Events include a 10k, 5K Walk/Run, Kids Fun Run, and the COTU Challenge (race both the 5K and 10K!).  Stay after the race and enjoy all that Ashland has to offer.
 
Packet pickup in person at Hanover Arts & Activities Center, May 12th 5-7pm and May 13th beginning at 7am.
 
AWARDS
First, second, and third place in each gender for the 10K
First place in each gender for the 5k and  COTU Challenge
Prizes for all Fun Run finishers.
 
TECH-SHIRTS
Shirt availability and sizes cannot be guaranteed if registered after April 22nd.
 
Virtual runners will need to pickup shirt during packet pickup. Shirts for virtual non-local entries can be shipped for flat rate of $10. 
$5 discount for no shirt option.

The 5k course is suitable for wheelchairs and stroller. The 10k course is NOT suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.

There are 2 water stations along the course.

Awards


First, second and third place in each gender for 5k, 10k and COTU challenge.


Prizes for all Fun Run finishers!

T-Shirts


Shirt availability and sizes cannot be guaranteed if registering after April 23, 2023!

Virtual runners will need to pick up shirt or arrange for pickup. If out of state shirts will be shipped for flat rate of $10

$5 discount for no shirt option

Corporate

Silver

Bronze

Green

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Place

500 South Center Street
Ashland, VA US 23005

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.hanoverarts.net/events-1.

Virtual Participants

Thank you for running with us virtually!  You can run your Virtual 10K, 5K or COTU Challenge any time before the end of the day on May 14th and anywhere you'd like!  Track your distance and using your preferred app or device and submit your finish time HERE.

Results must be submitted on May 14th!  If you do not wish to submit your virtual finish time, you do not have to submit a time.  Have a great race!

Course Maps

Railroad Run 10K Rails to Trails
This route is a beautiful mix of roads and gravel trails through the woods. There are roots and some twists and turns, please use caution and no strollers or wheelchairs.

RRR 5K
Out and back on a flat road, ideal for walking, running, strollers and wheelchairs.

Kids Fun Run
Great for young kids and we encourage parents to run along with your child

Directions

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