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Come out and explore the trails of the James River Park System on RVA Trail Day. JRPS and Friends of the James River Park have organized RVA Trail Day on National Trails Day®. On your own or with an experienced trail runner, venture on one or more of the North Bank, Texas Beach, Buttermilk, Belle Isle, and Forest Hill Park trails. Find the beauty of nature and the physical challenges hidden in the heart of Richmond along the James River.
Volunteers with the Richmond Road Runners Club will be at the Pump House Drive trailhead (immediately adjacent to the Boulevard Bridge toll plaza - signs will be posted) starting at 8:00 AM to lead group runs/power hikes. Volunteers will answer your questions and offer advice on exploring the trails. Fluids and snacks will be available. There is a water fountain at the trailhead parking lot and portable toilets will be available.
Group trail runs or hikes will start at the following times:
Groups will be led by experienced trail runners/hikers at a "comfortable" trail running pace, which may mean a blend of running and hiking.
Check out these other activities planned for National Trails Day in the James River Park
Guided Hikes, James River Hikers
Location/Times: Texas Beach Lot 2 @ 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, &10:30 AM
Mountain Bike Ride, RVA MORE
Location/Time: 21st Street Parking Lot @ 10:00 AM
Learn How to Get Involved, James River Outdoor Coalition
Location/Time: Reedy Creek Trail Parking Lot, 8:00 AM - Noon
VCU Outdoor Adventure Program
Location/Time: Manchester Climbing Wall, 8:00 AM - Noon
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
The Friends of the James River Park is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization that works in partnership with the Park staff to promote, conserve and support the Park. The Friends encourages public participation in supporting this regional treasure by raising funds for programs, maintenance, and restoration projects and advocacy to raise awareness and support.
Each year on the first Saturday in June it is National Trails Day®. Events held throughout the United States help promote awareness of the wide variety of benefits that trails provide, encourage people to discover their local trials, raise awareness of trail issues and instill excitement for the outdoors. To find out more about the American Hiking Society's National Trails Day® visit their website.
If you have any questions about this Trail Runs, click the button below.Questions?
Additional Trail Runs information can be found at https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/NationalTrailsDayontheJRPSTrails.
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