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Join Governor Ralph Northam for an informal 3.4 -mile group run in downtown Richmond and along the James River. All runners and all walkers are welcome. After the group run, refreshments will be provided.
The group run is a free event, but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. We need you to accept a waiver of liability. We will use your email address only to contact you with any update about the run, such as a weather-required cancellation.
The Run with the Governor is supported by the Richmond Road Runners Club and its volunteers. RRRC volunteers will be at key turns along the course.
The 3.4-mile group run will start and finish at the entrance to the Governor's Mansion (Governor and Capitol Streets). There is no water station along the course, so plan to carry your own water or other fluid if you need it.
Please wear a reflective or high-visibility vest or clothing to help drivers see you as we run on downtown streets at sunrise (7:04 AM).
In consideration of the safety of all participants, the following are not allowed on the course during the group run: baby joggers, baby strollers, animals on or off leash, skateboards, inline or roller skates, or bicycles. The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this run. To enjoy all that our run has to offer and for the safety of all participants, RRRC encourages a headphone-free environment during the Run with the Governor.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY. BE ALERT, WATCH FOR TRAFFIC AND PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FELLOW RUNNERS.
Parking can be found nearby at the following:
Meters -- A limited number of metered public parking spaces (2 hours) are located on the west side of 10th Street, between Main and Bank Streets; on Bank Street, between Governor and 14th Streets; on the south side of Main Street, between 9th and 12th Streets; and on 12th Street between Main and Bank Streets.
Lots and Decks -- Paid parking lots and garages are located nearby on 8th and Grace Street and 7th and Marshall Streets. Downloadable maps of nearby parking lots and decks are available.
These group runs will occur rain or shine. Make your own best decision about participating if the weather on the morning of a run is not to your liking.
We will cancel the group run if there is lightning in the downtown area at the start of the run or if the downtown area will be under one of the following National Weather Service advisories or warnings at the start of the run: High Wind Advisory, Tornado Warning, Severe Thunderstorm Warning, or Flood Warning. We will send an email to all registered runners announcing any cancellation. Check you email before heading out that morning if the weather conditions/forecasts are unfavorable.
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