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Harvest Hustle - 5k & 1 Mile

Sat October 29, 2022

Richmond, VA 23220 US

Runners, walkers (even zombie walkers), and joggers are invited to be a part of the fun!

Harvest Hustle

You really autumn know about our newest event that guarantees fall-tastic fun for your whole squad! The Harvest Hustle 5k and 1-miler takes place on October 29th at Byrd Park! We welcome tricksters of all ages and paces to enjoy either a fall stroll or spirited sprint! After the race, hangout at our festival and celebrate all things sweater weather! So, don your favorite flannel, Halloween costume, or fall attire and join the fun! Don’t ghost us, sign up now!


Fun for ALL: This is for anyone that wants to get their legs moving and have a great race day experience! Runners, walkers (even zombie walkers), and joggers are invited to be a part of the fun! This is a stroller-friendly event.

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Registration Includes

Entry to the 1-mile or 5k run/walk

Participant T-shirt

Finisher Medal

Finisher Donut

Bib Number w/ Chip Timing

Entry to the Fall Festival & activities

Flannel Mile

Put on your favorite flannel and get ready to fly!

Event Details Flannel Mile

Event Schedule

9:00 AM: Packet pick-up opens, Festival begins, Costume Contest check-in 

10:00 AM: 1 Mile starts

10:30 AM: 5k Starts

12:00 PM: Festival Ends


COSTUME CONTEST: Give your Halloween costume a test “run,” and wear it during the Harvest Hustle! Bragging rights aren’t the only reward, we’ll have plenty of goodies on hand for the winners. Ghouls, ghosts, goblins, mummies, superheroes, and princesses—now is your time to shine!

FASTEST FLANNEL MILE: Put on your favorite flannel and get ready to fly! The Fastest Flannel Mile is where the competition heats up, and you leaf everyone in the dust. Get your game plan buttoned up and harvest your sprinting skills! Celebrate all-things flannel by dishing out prizes to the fastest 1-mile finishers sporting flannel.


Limited parking is available at the Carillon. On-street parking is available in surrounding neighborhoods. 

Costume Contest Schedule

Sports Backers created Kids Run RVA to make running and active living fun and accessible to kids throughout our region. Kids Run RVA provides free training opportunities for youth of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and teaches kids that physical activity can be fun and rewarding. For schools in low income communities, Kids Run RVA can cover the cost of shoes, team t-shirts, transportation, and event entries so that ALL kids can participate.

Donations are critical to the program’s success. Each time a child laces up his or her shoes, your donation will be giving them the most important gift of all - a path to good health and fitness!

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Let’s Go, RVA! Sports Backers mission is to inspire people to live actively. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to producing quality participatory events that motivate residents & visitors to be more active, hosting group exercise programs for both youth & adults, & advocating for safe bike & pedestrian infrastructure. 

Although we have had to morph and change our normal programming and events over the past two years, we have not stopped pursing our mission. And we are excited to be back to hosting in-person events/programs and have been met with an equal amount of excitement from the community and participants. 

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Rules & Helpful Hints

Cancellation Policy: Entry fees are non-refundable, even in the case of a race cancellation, event postponement, even format changes, &/or if you are unable to participate. Race numbers & entries cannot be transferred to another person. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you many not defer your registration to another year, & you may not give or sell your number to anyone else. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified & both people will be barred from future Sports Backers events.

Strollers are allowed, but a waiver must be signed. No bicycles, roller blades, &/or pets are allowed.

Companion: A parent/guardian can participate with a child 8 or younger for free, but a waiver must be signed. If participating as a Companion you will not receive participant & finisher SWAG.

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