The Virginia 4-Mile Walk presented by Centra
Date and time
September 23, 2017
8:05 a.m. start
(course closed to runners and walkers at 9:30 a.m.)
E.C. Glass High School
2111 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503
5/1 – 8/1: $35
8/2 – 9/20: $45
9/22 – 9/24: $75
Runners proceed north on Langhorne Road, downhill for 1.5 miles. After a short distance on Rivermont Terrace, runners turn east onto historic Rivermont Avenue. The 4 Miler participants finish at Randolph College, 1/4 mile from Rivermont Terrace. The 10 Miler participants continue down Rivermont Avenue and follow the course clockwise through Riverside Park overlooking the James River. Runners return same route finishing up the infamous, 1.5 mile “Farm Basket” hill.
Transportation back to start
The Virginia 4 Mile Walk presented by Centra Health is a point-to-point course. Runners and walkers will be provided with optional bus transportation back to E.C. Glass High School from Randolph College. Participants may have to wait for buses and are encouraged to coordinate alternate transportation if desired. Transportation is provided for participants only.
Train With Us – YMCA Training Group
A training program, certified coaches, membership to the YMCA, motivation, inspiration, and perspiration are all part of this opportunity for race participants. Groups meet on Wednesday evenings (Jamerson YMCA) and Saturday mornings (Downtown YMCA)and are open to all abilities. Attend one or both sessions. Training starts Thursday July 6th. For more info visit the YMCA website or call 434-455-5996.
There are no awards for the 4 Mile Walk. However, participants will be given a time and place. This is a non-competitive event. Rules of “race-walking” will not be enforced.
FINISHER MEDALS & T-SHIRTS
Commemorative Finisher Medals to all that finish the Virginia 4-Mile events.
Event t-shirts are guaranteed to those that register by Sept. 1. Registrations received between Sept. 2 and Sept. 20 will receive shirts on a first-come first-served basis at packet pickup.
POST RACE CELEBRATION
After crossing the finish line, all race participants will gather at E.C. Glass H.S. for plenty of complimentary food and beverage, music, and massages. Bring your family to enjoy the variety of post race activities and awards ceremony.
LIVE MUSIC ON THE COURSE
Live bands and music will be located throughout the courses for both races. Runners will be treated to more than 5 live bands and DJ’s. Neighborhood parties are also being organized on the course.
Baby Joggers/Strollers Policy
Due to the size and density of this event, baby joggers and strollers are prohibited. The inclusion of strollers in races increases the potential for injury to race participants and children.
Personal Music Devices/Headphone Policy
The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Genworth Virginia 10 Miler and its associated events.
We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line.
Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of other participants and respect personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.
For more information regarding registration, race policies, and more, visit our FAQ page.
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