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Virginia Memorial Day 12k & 5k Run, Walk, or Roll Race

Event Details

Virginia Memorial Day 12k & 5k Run, Walk, or Roll Race

Time: May 25, 2015 from 8am to 11am
Location: Striker's West Creek Field
Street: 12575 West Creek Parkway
City/Town: Richmond, Va. 23238
Website or Map: http://www.rvaraces.com
Phone: 804-240-7057
Event Type: fundraiser, to, thank, our, military
Organized By: Dan Blankenship
Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2016

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Event Description

Giving Back to Those that Gave . . . A Race to Benefit Wounded Veterans

Come and celebrate our freedom with a special Memorial Day race on May 25, 2015 in the scenic West Creek Business Park in Richmond, Va. Unforgettable opening ceremony where we will recognize and honor our current active military and military veterans, and remembering those that gave their lives for our freedom. Two exciting races: 12k &5k race all beginning at 8:00 am at the Strikers’ field in the West Creek Business Park. Come join the fun. 

Schedule of Events -Subject to change

Saturday, May 23 – Packet Pick-Up, 10 am-6 pm, New Balance - Short Pump Station 11341 West Broad Street 

Sunday, May 24 – Packet Pick-up, 12pm-5pm, Lucky Foot Running Store, Willow Lawn location 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 838

Monday, May 25 – RACE DAY
6:00 – 8:00 am Packet Pickup

7:45AM - ROADS INTO PARK CLOSE
7:55 – 8:00 am Ceremony
8:00 am 12K & 5K  races start; roads closed at 7:45am
11:00 am – Race closes

Course Time Limit

There is a 3 hour course limit to complete both the 12K and 5K races.

Register and Receive

New Camo Tee shirt,Inaugural Race Medal,Inaugural Race Bib

First 500 registrants will receive a camo back pack

Charity Benefit: 

The race benefits Families of the Wounded Fund, Inc., which provides financial resources in support of family members/caregivers of military service men and women who have either been wounded in combat operations, or injured as a result of line-of-duty activities. These wounded American men and women heroes and their families lives have been changed forever. They clearly understand the high cost of freedom. This non-profit organization provides the needed support to assist these families. 

Location of Course:

The 12k (7.45645 miles) and the 5k (3.1 miles) Virginia Memorial Day Races takes participants from the Striker’s West Creek field through West Creek Business Park, finishing at the starting point. This is an out and back race course.   This is an out and back race course starting and finishing from the Striker’s West Creek field.  Race participants and spectators will enjoy the beautiful scenic views along the West Creek Parkway where runners/walkers/wheeled racers will have full access to the four-lanes, median-divided roads that intertwine throughout the park. 

Packet Pick-Up:
There will be two packet pickup opportunities before race day.

Saturday, May 23 – Packet Pick-Up, 10 am-6 pm, New Balance - Short Pump Station 11341 West Broad Street 

Sunday, May 24 – Packet Pick-up, 12pm-5pm, Lucky Foot Running Store, Willow Lawn location 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 838

Monday, May 25 – RACE DAY
6:00 – 8:00 am Packet Pickup

Awards:

There will be awards to the overall male & female winners for each division race (5k & 12k – Runners & Wheeled) as well as ribbons for the first three people in the standard five year age groups. 

Race Timing:

The race will be computer timed by J&A Racing. 
Random Prizes:
Random prizes will be presented after the race while results are being tabulated.

Refreshments:
Will be available after the race. 
Race Director:
Dan Blankenship (info.rvaraces@gmail.com)

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