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Start off the New Year with Richmond Road Runners Club's First Day 5K and Kids Fun Run/Walk, presented by Davenport & Company LLC. The 5K race features a fast and flat course that runs through the Roxshire neighborhood in Midlothian.
To mark the New Year, the race again features special divisions (and awards) for the top finishers wearing an evening gown or tux and awards for the runner with a finish time closest to 20:19.
There is a free Kids Fun Run/Walk (0.5 miles) after the 5K race.
The 5K course is fast and flat through the Roxshire neighborhood. You'll have no problem setting your 5K personal best for 2019.
One water stop will support runners at about mile 2 and mile 2.5 on the course.
This is a road race conducted under the rules of USATF and RRCA. In consideration of the safety of all participants, the following are not allowed on the course during the race: baby joggers, baby strollers, animals on leash, skateboards, inline or roller skates, or bicycles. The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. 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 First Day 5K.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY. BE ALERT, WATCH FOR TRAFFIC & PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FELLOW RUNNERS, COURSE MARSHALS, AND POLICE.
Runners must be 5 years old or older to participate in the 5K road race.
Youth Pricing: For all runners 5-12 years of age, the price is $5 plus processing fee. Youth do not receive a giveaway (race water bottle), but may purchase one as an add-on for $10.00 during registration.
Kids Fun Run/Walk is FREE -- but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Any discounts will be applied at check out.
All entry fees and processing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, no exceptions. 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 first 500 runners registered for the 5K will receive a commemorative water bottle. All finishers of the Kids Fun Run/Walk will get a kid's medal. The first 50 runners registered for the Kids Fun Run/Walk will receive Chick Fil A Kid's Meal gift card.
There will be awards for the for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female finishers overall and awards for the top male master and top female master finisher. Ribbons will be awarded to the top finishers in the standard 5-year age groups.
In celebration of the New Year, we have the following unique catagories:
*Can win in only one category
The 5K race will be chip timed by Richmond Road Runners Club. Times will be posted on this website (Results menu tab) and on the RRRC website.
Pre-Race Check-In and Bib Pick Up
Race Day - Check-in and bib pick up begins at 9:00 AM inside ACAC Midlothian.
There is a $5.00 fee for replacing a lost or forgotten bib and chip on race day.
A unique and highly successful non-profit school serving children in grades K-12, Northstar Academy promotes educational excellence and career opportunities for students with disabilities who have academic, physical and social challenges. Some Northstar students and their parents will be volunteering at the First Day 5K.
During race registration, you will be given the option to make a donation to support Northstar Academy.
During registration, you have the option to purchase items from the RRRC Store as "add-ons."
You will pick up your order at the check-in station on Monday, December 31 or Tuesday, January 1 at ACAC Midlothian. Orders will not be available for pick up on Sunday, December 30.
If you want to order an item(s) for delivery, please visit the RRRC Store.
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