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RVA Trail Day with RRRC

Sat June 2, 2018 Richmond, VA US 23221 Directions

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:

  • 8:00 AM   6- to 7-mile trail run
  • 9:30 AM   4-mile trail run & 4-mile trail power hike
  • 10:30 AM   6- to 7-mile trail run

Groups will be led by experienced trail runners/hikers at a "comfortable" trail running pace, which may mean a blend of running and hiking.

Pump House Parking Lot
Pump House Drive
Richmond, VA US 23221
National Trails Day in RVA

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

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James River Park System & Friends of James River Park

Check out the James River Park System website for more information on the parks and trails. Find maps here.

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.

National Trails Day

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.

Trail Runs Contact Info

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

Trail Runs Website

Additional Trail Runs information can be found at https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/NationalTrailsDayontheJRPSTrails.


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