Thu August 17 - Sat November 18 Richmond, VA 23223 US Directions
Life is what you make it. Live it with a Smile!


2803 Dock Street
Richmond, VA US 23223


It’s Not a Race. It’s Not a Run. Grab your friends or come as one! Walk, skate jog, or bike, just cover the distance any way you like! Choose your distance and your day and support a good cause along the way! September-November you have plenty of days to make a big difference in a very small way! We will walk to help those who are in this fight, morning noon, day, or night. We’ll share some memories of special ones and celebrate when your walk is done!

The challenge is to complete all 51.7 miles of the Capital Trail whether all at once or a few miles at a time passing each mile marker between Jamestown and Richmond

Dates: September-November | Cost : $30

Race Contact Info

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



How do I participate?    

Register for a challenge  You can run, walk, bike, skate, hand-cycle, dance - whatever gets you active on the trail!  The Hawthorne Fall Challenge is about keeping you motivated to have an active lifestyle and enjoy the Virginia Capital Trail. If you're on wheels, you're required to wear a helmet.  As you complete your miles, submit your results so you can reach your goal.


How do I submit my results?    

Through your RunSignUp profile.  Follow these instructions on how to do so.


Where does the Challenge take place?    

Pick your entry point on the Virginia Capital Trail. You can start on Dock Street or any place between Richmond and Yorktown. Robin Yoder's challenge has a planned starting point in Jamestown and will finish up in Richmond at Dock Street. For each challenge, you should attempt to reach your own personal goal on the Trail. The Fall Challenge is all about fresh air, sunshine, and healthy living.


What is the Virginia Capital Trail?    

The Virginia Capital Trail is a 51.7 mile multi-use trail running from Jamestown to Richmond along the scenic Route 5 corridor.  Get more info here.


I completed the Hawthorne Fall Challenge and want to keep going!  What do I do?

That's awesome!  You have a couple of options.  

1) Continue to log your miles as you have been.  You can continue to track your progress with us.  

2) Sign up for another Challenge!  

You may want to consider Robin Yoder's Challenge. The goal is to complete the full 51.7 miles. Whoa!!!



Step one is to pick a goal for your Fall Challenge.  Then you will need to start your journey on the entire Virginia Capital Trail to reach your goal.  Run, walk, bike, skate, scoot, unicycle, dance, etc. - whatever mode you choose.  Log your results to move towards completing the Challenge. 


How can you complete the entire Trail?  You've got options!

If your goal is 51.7, you'll need to cover each mile of the trail.  Think in terms of passing every mile marker.  This means you'll want a drop-off and pick-up system. Sign up with a friend and shuttle vehicles (one at each end of the section you intend to complete) or ask somebody to pick you up when you're finished.  You can also utilize Amtrak.

Note: You could go 26 miles out and 26 miles back, thereby doing 52 miles on the Trail but still not have completed ALL of the miles of the Trail.



To submit your mileage, do the following:

Log into your RunSignUp profile.
Click on your profile picture in the upper right-hand corner.  From the drop-down menu, click "Profile".
Scroll down until you find the Hawthorne Fall Challenge.
On the right side of the event listing, click on "Submit Virtual Results".

You can also check out RunSignUp's result submission instructions page.


Share your efforts on social media, using #HawthorneFallChallenge



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