This year, Richmond Road Runners Club and the race's sponsor Wegmans are hosting a virtual Turkey Trot 10K and Kids Run on Thanksgiving weekend 2020. We hope you'll continue your family and personal tradition of running a 10K on Thanksgiving morning, but it will have to be on a DIY course. And you can schedule it any time during the holiday weekend.
Part of your registration fee will help support RRRC during this unusual year for running and racing. We also want you to help us help FeedMore, Central Virginia's core hunger-relief organization. Please make a donation during registration. Our goal is $500 in donations so we can earn a full $500 matching donation from Wegmans.
It's virtual, but we encourage runners and walkers to do their miles on the Cap Trail. RRRC and the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation partnered up again to offer the East 51 @ Rocketts Cap Trail 10 Miler & 5K presented by Dominion Energy. All profits from the races benefit the programs of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation to enhance, promote, and advocate for the continued development of the 52-mile dedicated multi-use trail that connects Richmond and Williamsburg.
Registrants, who are 21 and older, receive a ticket redeemable for one (1) beer of your choice at the Stone Brewing Tap Room - Richmond or The Virginia Beer Company - Williamsburg. You also have the option to purchase a race shirt.
These are challenging times.
We will do our best to continue to engage and connect runners and walkers in the RVA community. We'll be using email and social media to stay in touch. As needed, we'll put on other low-cost virtual events to help keep us all motivated to stay physically active.
We will work with our race directors to continue the behind-the-scenes planning for upcoming RRRC races so we all can gather on the roads and trails again when that is allowed. Those races may open for sign up later than usual and may be low-frill, but we plan to be ready.
We thank the wise leadership of RRRC over years past. RRRC established and has maintained a healthy financial reserve that will allow this organization to weather these uncertain times.
We encourage you to stay physically active. We're preaching to the choir, but you know that running and other forms of physical activity offer untold benefits to our own and our communities' well-being.