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Join us for year #2 of Richmond Road Runners Club's Poop Loop 4ish Miler. RRRC is partnering with the James River Park System to offer this Sunday evening trail run. There are only 200 spots available for this trail race.
Date, time and details are subject to change. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN JULY 2019.
These trails are beginner-friendly. Children age 6 and older and youth are welcome to run this event.
Why "The Poop Loop"? Technically, the mountain bike trail is Ancarrow's East, but its location next to the City of Richmond's sewage treatment plant affectionately earned it the name "The Poop Loop" early on and it stuck.
RRRC Grand Prix Participants: The Poop Loop 4ish Miler is not a Grand Prix race for 2019. There will be no participation points or place points assigned for this race. Volunteers will receive credit for volunteering at a Club race.
The 4.0ish mile course will begin at the entrance to Ancarrow's Landing and run on the road for a half mile at which point runners will cross over the long forgotten railroad tracks to meld with the Slave Trail Annex. Just before the overpass, runners will take a hard right onto the Slave Trail and head back east. At the large parking lot, you'll take a diagonal path to begin the trek to the Poop Loop. Taking a left turn onto a section of the Slave Trail Annex, runners will turn right and reach a large grove of trees. There will be a water stop here. At the entrance to the Poop Loop, runners will begin the loop clockwise. Once you exit, you will head back the way you came with the exception of heading straight to run along the river. The finish line will be in the smaller (original) lot. An alternate route has been planned in case of rain or the trail is too wet.
HEADLAMPS OR SOME SORT OF LIGHT SOURCE IS MANDATORY. You will be running on trail in the dark. You will need to see where you are going. Do not depend on someone else to light your way. There will be a mandatory check-in the day of the race and we will check for your light source.
This is a trail race. You must be alert for gravel, roots, rocks, tree limbs, mud, ups, downs, turns and other challenges of trail running.
In consideration of the safety of all participants, the following are not allowed on the course during the race: headphones, baby joggers, baby strollers, animals on leash, skateboards, inline or roller skates, or bicycles. 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 Poop Loop 4ish Miler.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU NEED TO BE ALERT FOR TRAFFIC. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY. BE ALERT, WATCH FOR TRAFFIC & PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FELLOW RUNNERS, COURSE MARSHALS, AND POLICE.
The race will be timed by the Richmond Road Runners Club. Results will be posted on online on the RRRC website and on this race page (see Results tab).
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