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Join us for the 3rd annual Richmond Road Runners Club's Poop Loop 4ish Miler. RRRC is partnering with the James River Park System to offer this Sunday night run. This run/walk will be held in-person (but socially distanced) on roads, paths, and trails.
You have two options:
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.
Runners must be 6 years old or older to participate in this 4 mile trail or road/path race.
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 not transferrable. In the event of postponements or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refunds.
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. In case of rain or if the trail is too wet, runners will use the road course.
Note: This route is subject to change.
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.
The 4.0ish mile course will begin at the entrance to Ancarrow's Landing and run on the road for a half mile before heading on the paved path inside the flood wall. Runners will cross under the Manchester Bridge and briefly run along Hull Street before heading onto the Floodwall. You'll continue to the climbs near the Manchester climbing wall before reversing course to the finish line at Ancarrow's Landing.
Note: This route is subject to change.
Course rules are subject to change at the discretion of the race director.
HEADLAMPS OR SOME SORT OF LIGHT SOURCE IS MANDATORY. You 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 and we will check for your light source.
MASKS: Participants (runners, walkers, volunteers, and spectators) will be required to wear a mask when not racing. Masks are required in the start area, in start corrals and again in the finish area. All runners/walkers are required to wear their masks through the start line but may take it off once clear of the start area. Participants are encouraged but not required to wear a mask while racing on the course.
STAGGERED RACE STARTS: The race will use staggered starts to avoid crowds at the start are. The road race will start at 6:30 PM with 10 runners starting every 3 minutes. The trail race will start at 7:00 PM with 10 runners starting very 3 minutes.
WATER and REFRESHMENTS: There will be NO water stations at the start/finish area and NO water stations on the course. Please bring you own water or other hydration fluid and carry it during the run, if you need it. There will be no food or other refreshments in the finish area after the race.
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.
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).
Check-in and packet pick-up will be race day only starting at 4:00 PM. There will be a drive-by check-in station at the entry to the Ancarrow's Landing parking. After check-in, runners will be asked to stay in or by their vehicle until their designated time to be at the start line.
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