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Thanks Dad 5K

Time: June 18, 2017 from 8:30am to 10am
Location: The Urban Farmhouse Market & Café at the MillWorks
Street: 13872 Coalfield Commons Place
City/Town: Midlothian, VA
Website or Map: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA…
Event Type: father's, day, celebration
Organized By: Sarah Akin
Latest Activity: Jun 15

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Event Description

The Richmond Road Runners Club's Thanks Dad 5K is designed as a Father’s Day run to highlight the special relationship between fathers/grandfathers and their sons/grandsons and daughters/granddaughters. The Thanks Dad 5K was created in memory of Pete Neal, who served as the Richmond Road Runners Club’s coordinator of volunteers before succumbing to the ravages of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. Pete’s own father was a runner, and Pete passed on that love of athletics to his daughter Rebekah and son Jacob. With Jacob he was determined to run a marathon in each of the 50 states.  Despite severe medical issues, they managed to finish 21 marathons in 18 states before Pete's death in August 2014. 

The 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. at The Urban Farmhouse Market & Café at 13872 Coalfield Commons Place, next to the Midlothian Library in the MillWorks at the Green.  The course (see map pdf) is rolling, following public roads through neighboring subdivisions and parts of Midlothian Mines Park and returning on North Woolridge Road to The Urban Farmhouse. Please note: For your safety and that of the runners NO dogs or strollers are allowed on the course.

Free Kids Run

The Kids Run is at 9:30 a.m. in the parking area of MillWorks at the Green. All participants must be registered. The distance will be no greater than ¼ mile, and fathers and grandfathers may run with their grandchildren. All children will receive a prize for participating.

T-Shirts

Commemorative technical T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 registered runners who register by May 28.

Awards

This race has special awards for first-, second- and third-place father-son and father-daughter teams, and first-place grandfather-grandson and grandfather-granddaughter teams. The top three male and female finishers overall and top masters and age group (5-year groups) winners will receive ribbons.

The award presentation will begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Urban Farmhouse. Awards must be picked up at this time and will not be mailed. 

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be on:

  • Saturday June 17th at a time and location to be announced
  • Sunday June 18th at the Urban Farmhouse Market & Café beginning at 7:30 a.m.

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