Join the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation, the Richmond Road Runners Club, and our presenting sponsor Rocketts Landing to enjoy a 10-mile or 5K race, run or walk on the "Cap Trail." A 52-mile dedicated multi-use trail connecting Richmond and Williamsburg along the beautiful and historic Route 5 corridor, our Virginia Capital Trail is a gem of a resource for RVA runners, walkers, and cyclists.
All profits from the races will benefit the programs of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation to enhance, promote, and advocate for the continued development of the Trail. Check out VCTF's "What We Do" site for more information.
RRRC Grand Prix Participants - The Cap Trail 10 Miler & 5K are NOT Grand Prix races for 2019. You will receive no Grand Prix points for running or placing in these races.
Course details are tentative and subject to change. The 10 Miler course starts and finishes on Nicholson Street near the Stone Brewing Tap Room. Runners first head north on the Cap Trail to a turnaround under the I-95 bridges. The course then heads south passing Stone Brewing and Rockets Landing and continues on the Cap Trail as it parallels Route 5 (around mile 3.5). Runners will cross the highway at the intersection of Route 5 and the Osborne Turnpike and then cross Route 5 again around mile 5.5. Both highway crossings will have a police presence. The turnaround is just after mile 6.0. Runners reverse the route to the finish at Stone Brewing. The course has 260 feet of elevation gain. The only major climb starts after mile 3 with about 140 feet of uphill over the next mile. Runners get to enjoy the downhill on the return trip starting at about mile 8.
Water stops will be available at the following approximate locations: stop #1 at the 0.75 and 1.5 mile points; stop #2 at the 3.5 and 8.5 mile points; and stop #3 at the 5.0 and 7.0 mile points. Sports drinks, water and snacks will be provided after the races. A portable toilet will be available at stop #2 or stop #3.
Course details are tentative and subject to change. The 5K course starts and finishes on Nicholson Street near the Stone Brewing Tap Room. Runners first head north on the Cap Trail to a turnaround under the I-95 bridges at about 1.25 miles. The course then heads south passing Stone Brewing to the 5K turnaround at Rockets Landing. Runners reverse the route to the finish at Stone Brewing. The course is relatively flat with less than 60 feet of elevation gain.
A water stop will be available for runners at the 0.75 and 1.5 mile points on the course. Sports drinks, water and snacks will be provided after the races.
You will be sharing the Virginia Capital Trail with cyclists, runners, and walkers who are not participating in the races.
You may also encounter participants in a rowing (crew) regatta who will be crossing the trail with their shells and sculls near the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing.
Know these rules of multi-use trail etiquette:
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY. While the course is on the Virginia Capital Trail, there are several road/street crossings. Be alert, watch for traffic, and pay attention to your fellow runners, course marshals, and police officers.
This is a running race conducted under the rules of USATF and RRCA. In consideration of the safety of all participants, race participants are not allowed to have the following on the course during the race: baby joggers, baby strollers, headphones, animals on or off leash, skateboards, inline or roller skates, or bicycles. The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. 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 Cap Trail 10 Miler & 5K.
Runners must be 9 years old or older to participate in the Cap Trail 10 Miler and 5 years old or older to participate in the Cap Trail 5K.
Cap Trail 10 Miler
Cap Trail 5K
Youth pricing: For both the 10 Miler and 5K, the price for runners 5-12 years of age is $5 plus processing fee during the entire registration period. Youth runners will not get a race shirt, but may add a shirt to their registration for $8.00 through October 3 @ 11:59 PM.
Any discounts will be applied at check out.
Race Day & Packet Pick Up Registration: Registration will be available at packet pick up and on race day. Payment is by credit card only: cash or check will not be accepted.
Refund Policy: All entry fees and processing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, no exceptions. 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.
Packet Pick Up (bib number, timing chip and shirt) will be:
There is a $5 fee for replacing a lost or forgotten bib/chip on race day.
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