Supporting running in the metro Richmond area
Time: June 19, 2016 from 8:30am to 10:30am
Location: Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe
Street: 13872 Coalfield Commons Place
City/Town: Midlothian, VA
Website or Map: https://www.raceit.com/Regist…
Event Type: 5k, run, &, kids
Organized By: Bill Anderson, Dean Miller & Bill Kelly
Latest Activity: Jun 19, 2016
Course map (click here)
Packet pickup will be Saturday, June 18, 1-4 p.m. at the Road Runner Running Store, 3002 W. Cary St.,
and on race day, from 7:30-8:15 a.m. at The Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe, 13872 Coalfield Commons Place.
The Thanks Dad 5K is designed as a Father’s Day run to highlight the special relationship between fathers and their sons and daughters. It was created in memory of Pete Neal, who served as the Richmond Road Runners Club’s coordinator of volunteers before succumbing in August 2014 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 determined to run a marathon in each of the 50 states. Despite severe medical issues, Pete managed to finish 21 marathons in 18 states before his death.
The race will include special awards for first-, second- and third-place father-son and father-daughter teams, and first-place grandfather-grandson and grandfather-granddaughter teams. The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. A free Kids Run will be held at 9:30 a.m.
The 5K course starts at The Urban Farmhouse Market & Café at 13872 Coalfield Commons Place, next to the Midlothian Library in the MillWorks at the Green. The course 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: no dogs or strollers are allowed on the course.
Free Kids Run
Kids run 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. Kids will receive a prize for participating.
Commemorative technical T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 registered runners who register by May 29.
Entry Rules and Information
Registration is limited to the first 300 entrants. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable; no exceptions. All registrants who provide a valid email address will receive a confirmation email. Sign up online through 6/16/16 @ 11:45PM.
Now through May 29 @ 11:59PM
$15 for RRRC Members/ $30 Team*
$20 for non-members/ $40 Teams*
May 30 through June 16
$20 for RRRC Members / $40 Teams*
$30 for Non-Members/ $60 Teams*
$35 for RRRC Members and Non-Members/$70 Teams
Awards and Prizes
The top three male and female finishers and top Masters and age group ( 5 years groups) winners will receive ribbons. Awards (Gift cards) will be given to * Teams/ 1-2-3 place father-son and father-daughter teams, and first-place grandfather-grandson and grandfather-granddaughter teams. 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.