RRRC Sweetheart 8K, presented by TowneBank

Sun February 16, 2020 Midlothian, VA 23114 US Directions
RRRC members $5 off

Sweetheart 8K

8:30AM EST

The RRRC Sweetheart 8K, presented by TowneBank, is an annual Richmond Road Runners Club event featuring a scenic 8K (5 mile) course through The Grove and Walton Park communities, historic Midlothian Coal Mine Park, and the surrounding roads and trails. The race starts and finishes at the Urban Farmhouse in The Millworks in Midlothian. There will be a free Kids Run prior to the 8K.

Sign Up for the Frosty Heart Bundle (Frostbite 15K on January 19 and Sweetheart 8K on February 16) and save $5.00 on registration fees and processing fees.


Couples Challenge

Join the Couples Challenge and run the 8K with your Sweetheart! 

During registration, click "Yes" for the question "Would you like to join a Couple?" and follow the directions to "Create a New Couple." Your partner can register during the same transaction or in a separate transaction--just make sure he/she knows the right couple/team name. 

There will be awards for the top "couple" finishers.

13872 Coalfield Commons Place
Midlothian, VA US 23114
Course & Course Rules

The 8K (5 mile) course, which starts and finishes at The Millworks, runs through The Grove and Walton Park communities and the historic Midlothian Coal Mine Park. The course primarily is on roads and paved pathways, but there are small sections of trail.

One water stop will support runners at the intersection of Glenpark Lane and Glenmeadow Road, just before mile 3 on the course.

This is a road race conducted under the rules of USATF and RRCA. In consideration of the safety of all participants, the following are not allowed on the course during the race: baby joggers, baby strollers, animals on or off leash, skateboards, inline or roller skates, or bicycles. 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, RRRC encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Sweetheart 8K.


Race Fees & Rules

Runners must be 5 years old or older to participate in the 8K road race.

8K Registration


  • On-line registration prices until Friday, February 14 @ 11:59 PM are:  RRRC members - $15 plus processing fee; non-members - $20 plus processing fee
  • Prices on-line and on-site (bib pick up, Saturday, February 15 and race day, Sunday, February 16) are: RRRC members and non-members - $25 plus processing fee (Credit Card only please)

Youth Pricing: For all 8K runners 5-12 years of age, the price is $5 plus processing fee. Youth runners do not receive a race shirt, but may purchase one for $6.75 during registration until January 30.

Kids Fun Run/Walk RegistrationFREE -- BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

Any discounts will be applied at check out.

All entry fees and processing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, no exceptions. Registrations cannot be deferred to a later race. Bib numbers are not transferrable. In the event of postponements or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refunds. 

Race Shirts & Awards

Race Shirts

  • Race shirts are guaranteed to runners who register before January 30 at 11:59 PM, but we can’t guarantee that you will get the perfect size, color or fit of shirt. 
  • A runner who is unable to select a shirt during registration will not get a shirt at packet pick up. You may be able to get an unclaimed race shirt after the conclusion of the race, while the supply of different size shirts lasts.

Awards, sponsored by Lucky Road Run Shop

  • There will be awards for top finishers: first, second and third place male and female overall; and top masters male and female.
  • Ribbons will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in each 5-year age group.
  • There will be awards for the top "couple" finishers.

Bib & Shirt Pick Up
  • Pre-race pick up: Saturday, February 15, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM @ Lucky Road Run Shop - Willow Lawn (1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond)
  • Race day pick up: Sunday, February 16, 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM @ Urban Farmhouse

There is a $5.00 fee for replacing a lost or forgotten bib and chip on race day.


There is ample parking in and around the Millworks. 

Race Director

Marcy George

Race Contact Info

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