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Join us for the first running 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. Registration will open Wednesday, August 1 @ 6:00 AM. Don't delay -- there are only 200 spots available for this trail race.
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 2018. 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).
Runners must be 6 years old or older to participate in this 4 mile trail race.
Any discounts or coupon codes will be applied at check out.
Refund Policy: A runner may use "Manage Registration" in RunSignUp to cancel your race registration no later than October 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM. You will receive a refund of the race registration price minus a $5.00 processing fee. Your initial processing fee is non-refundable. After that date, 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 race is limited to 200 participants. A waitlist will be opened when capacity is reached.
The course has 1 water stop at approximately mile 1.5, before you enter the Poop Loop. Water and other refreshments are available after the race.
Race bibs will be available only on race day starting at 4:00 PM. Arrive in time to pick up your race bib before the 6:00 PM race start.
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