Poop Loop 4ish Miler

Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7:00/7:15 PM Richmond, VA 23224 US Directions
RRRC member $5 off

Poop Loop 4 Mile Road Run

$30 10/01 7:00PM EDT
149 spots left. Registration ends October 1, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT
Open to ages 6+.
RRRC member $5 off

Poop Loop 4 Mile Trail Run

$30 10/01 7:15PM EDT
143 spots left. Registration ends October 1, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT
Open to ages 6+.
RRRC member $5 off

Poop Loop 4 Mile Virtual Run

$30 Registration ends October 2, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Join us for the 4th annual Richmond Road Runners Club's Poop Loop 4ish Miler! RRRC is partnering with the James River Park System to offer this Saturday night run. This run/walk will be held in-person roads and trails. There is also a virtual option for 2022!

You have three options:

  • Trail - mostly run on mountain bike trails. Limited to 100 registrants.
  • Road - mostly run on the road and paved paths. Limited to 100 registrants. 
  • Virtual - complete on your own course during October 1 through October 2.

The 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.

Ancarrow's Landing
1200 Brander Street
Richmond, VA US 23224
Registration fees & rules

Runners must be 6 years old or older to participate in this 4 mile trail or road/path race.

Race Fees

  • $25 plus processing fee for RRRC members
  • $30 plus processing fee for non-members
  • Runners 6-12 years of age: $5 plus processing fee

Virtual Race Fees:

  • $25 plus processing fee for RRRC members
  • $30 plus processing fee for non-members
  • Runners 6-12 years of age: $5 plus processing fee

Any discounts or coupon codes will be applied at check out.

Refund Policy: All entry fees and processing fees are non-refundable, no exceptions. All entry fees and processing fees are non-transferable. Registrations cannot be deferred to a later race. Bib numbers are non-transferable. In the event of postponements or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refunds.

Trail course

This 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 underpass, 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. 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. In case of rain or if the trail is too wet, runners will use the road course. This is a trail race. You must be alert for gravel, roots, rocks, tree limbs, mud, ups, downs, turns and any other challenges of trail running.

Note: Routes are subject to change.

Road course

Runners will begin in the parking lot of Ancarrow's Landing and take a right onto Brander Street. Just after the underpass, you will head up the hill to revel in the lit city skyline. (Seriously, it's a sight worth taking in!) Heading west along the flood wall, runners will take a hard right onto 14th and another hard right onto the Flood Wall Trail. Keep running while taking in the view of the downtown skyline and the sounds of the river. Runners are heading up to the top of the Manchester Climbing Wall where you'll be greeted with a turnaround sign. Take a selfie! Then head back the way you came. It's a gorgeous view of the city, one many of us don't make the time to see.

Note: This route is subject to change.

Course rules

Course rules are subject to change at the discretion of the race directors.

HEADLAMPS OR SOME SORT OF LIGHT SOURCE IS MANDATORYYou will be running on trail or road 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 meaning we will check for your light source.

WATER and REFRESHMENTS: Depending on the weather, there will be a water stop along the course. It will be without cups. Please bring your own cup or bottle to fill. Thank you for helping us protect the parks and reduce trash! There will be a trail mix buffet waiting for you at the finish line.

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 or off 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.


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).

Giveaway, Awards & Prizes


  • Giveaway must be picked up at check-in on race day. Nothing will be mailed.
  • Virtual runners can pick up their giveaway in person or choose for it to be mailed.


  • All runners will receive a giveaway item when they pick up their race bib.
  • Your finish enters you into the trail series competition.
  • If you won your age group and would like a place ribbon, please ask.
Race day packet pick-up

Check-in and packet pick-up will be race day only starting at 5:30 PM. 


Race Directors

Donna Bausch, Vickie Bryant

Race Contact Info

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