Saturday, August 29 - It was hot. It was humid. But 326 intrepid souls ran and walked the 2020 Patrick Henry Half Marathon in-person.
Check out the RESULTS!
Sports Backers and RRRC worked hard to revise the event plan to meet the current social distancing requirements. Thanks to the runners and the organizers it was a highly successful return to racing in-person in RVA.
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.