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Bear Creek 10 Mile Trail Run


Sun December 3 2017
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Location: Cumberland, VA US 23040 Directions
Type: Trail Race
Description

This Richmond Road Runner Club 10-mile trail run starts and ends at Bear Creek Lake State Park in Cumberland, Virginia (about 45 minutes from Richmond). The loop course passes through the Piedmont Hills of Cumberland State Forest and Bear Creek Lake State Park. Participation is capped because of limitations on parking.

The Bear Creek 10 Miler is a RRRC Championship Event for the 2017 Grand Prix Competition Year. The first male and first female RRRC member in one of four division will be awarded the designation of Club Champion for the contested distance for the year. The divisions are: Open Division (any age), Masters Division (40-49 on race day), and Veterans Division (age 50 and over on race day). It is also a RRRC Grand Prix event.

Events
Event Time Price Details
10 Mile Trail Run
Time
9:00AM EST
Price
$30
Registration ends November 30, 2017 at 11:59pm EST
Place
Bear Creek Lake State Park
22 Bear Creek Lake Road
Cumberland, VA US 23040
Course
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The loop course starts with five miles out on the Willis River Trail before heading back on sections of the Cumberland Multi-use, Lost Barr Loop, Lakeside and other trails. The run is 95% trail and about 5% road. There are no significant elevation changes, but the trail crosses several creeks, has numerous short hills and includes some challenging sections with roots and mud. This map provides a general overview of the loop course but it will be wise to follow the course markings on race day. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY. BE ALERT FOR ROOTS, STONES, MUD, TREE LIMBS, ETC. AND WATCH FOR TRAFFIC AT THE FEW ROAD CROSSINGS. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FELLOW RUNNERS AND COURSE MARSHALS. 

Important Information on Our Use of the Park

Please carpool due to limited parking in the race start area.

When arriving at the park, do not pay the park entrance fee -- it is included in your registration.

Anyone planning to spend Saturday night at the park needs to call the Virginia State Parks Customer Service Center at (800) 933-7275, in advance.

AND...pack out ALL of your trash. Thanks.

Registration Fees & Rules

Runners must be 16 years of age or older to participate in this trail run.

Online Registration open until THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30 @ 11:59 PM
RRRC members: $20 plus processing fee. Non-members: $30 plus processing fee

Race Day Registration (on-site only) if race is not at capacity
RRRC members and non-members: $30 (CASH ONLY)

Any discounts will be applied at check out.

All entry fees and processing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, no exceptions. In the event of postponements or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refunds.

Water Stops & Refreshments

Water stops will be available at two locations along the course. Water and snacks will be available in the finish area.

Race Shirts & Awards

Runners registering for the Bear Creek 10 Miler by Tuesday, November 21 @ 11:59 PM receive a race shirt (guaranteed you get the size your ordered -- but we can't guarantee the perfect fit or your ideal color). Runners who register after that date may be able to get a race shirt at packet pick up, while the supply lasts.

The top three male finishers overall and top three female finishers overall and the top male and female masters (age 40+) finishers receive prizes/awards. 

Packet Pick Up - Race Day Only

On race morning only starting at 7:30 AM at the Bear Creek Meeting Hall (follow the signs once you enter the park).

Race Timing

The race will be manually timed by Richmond Road Runners Club. Times will be posted on this website (Results menu tab) and on the RRRC website. 

Race Director

Barry Kreisa

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