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RRRC Thanks Dad 5K & Kids Run

Event Details

RRRC Thanks Dad 5K & Kids Run

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:…
Phone: 804-564-1343
Event Type: 5k, run, &, kids
Organized By: Bill Anderson, Dean Miller & Bill Kelly
Latest Activity: Jun 19, 2016

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Event Description

Course map (click here)


Packet Pickup

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 Race

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 Course

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. 

Entry Fees

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*

Race Day

$35 for RRRC Members and Non-Members/$70 Teams

Number/T-shirt Pickup

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. 


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Comment by Joshua Leggette on May 24, 2016 at 1:27pm

Thanks Bill!

Comment by Bill Kelly on May 23, 2016 at 10:53pm

Joshua, you do not need to pay for the child but must sign a release for the child. You would be a single entry and eligible for age group or grand prix points, not awards as a single entry.

Comment by Joshua Leggette on May 23, 2016 at 3:55pm

Hi, regarding running with a stroller, when you say both parties need to register, what does that mean?  Do I need to pay to register my child?


Comment by Bill Kelly on May 17, 2016 at 4:10pm

Thanks Dad 5K, will allow suitable running Strollers but they will be required to start with walkers at the back of the pack, for safety reasons due to the course. If your pushing a stroller both parties must register and sign the waiver.

Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Race Director

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