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The 8th Annual Memorial Day 10K run- 2 Mile Walk originally scheduled for Memorial Day, May 25th is transitioning to a “Virtual Race”!
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent stay at home order from the governor, we will not be able to gather as a running/walking group to celebrate Memorial Day on May 25th as a community.
For the past 5 years, Lynchburg Road Runners Club and Type 1 Diabetes Experience (T1DE) have hosted this race to provide support for local families living with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. It has become a great community and family event. The proceeds from this race have helped with education on diabetes management, nutrition education and cooking demos, community support groups and even camps for children with Type 1 Diabetes.
This year T1DE has made the decision to use the proceeds to help two other local organizations working hard to help those around us who may lack access to basic needs due to the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19:
1.) The Free Clinic of Central Virginia – to assist with providing prescription medications for community members
2.) Blue Ridge Area Food Bank – to provide food for area families suffering food shortages
WHY RUN OUR VIRTUAL RACE?
By joining us, you will be providing encouragement AND financial assistance to your neighbors through this difficult time. While coming together in this healthy activity, you have a unique opportunity to help your community.
The beauty of a ‘Virtual Run” is that we can still enjoy gathering as a community by running/walking this race anywhere you choose between the dates of Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, June 7th. You can choose a time and place (or even a treadmill!) where the weather may suit you better than a humid, hot, sticky Memorial Day morning. Just please make sure you practice physical distancing wherever you run/walk!
We will have raffle prizes in the weeks leading up to the event for those who are registered.
Registration is available online only. There is no paper registration for this event. There is not a LRRC discount for the event.
10K $25 || 2m Walk $20
PLEASE NOTE: ENTRY FEES ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE & NON-REFUNDABLE.
Participants choose an appropriate course (either 10K run or 2 mil walk) that corresponds to their entry. The location of a course can be anywhere in the world.
If you decide to run/walk the original course, we will “flag” the turnaround point. The original race begins at Riverfront Park just past Depot Grille, goes up 9th Street, turns right on Jefferson Street beside Amazement Square, and proceeds to the Blackwater Bikeway Trail. Once there, stay on the trail and go through the tunnel. When you get to the junction of the four trails, take the Ed Page trail, cross over Blackwater Creek on the foot bridge, and continue on the Ed Page trail to 238 feet past the 0.25 mile marker. Then, turn around, come back down the Ed Page trail to the trail on the right to go back through the tunnel, back to 9th Street, and finally to Depot Grille.
Participants may report their times via RunSignUp during the participation period of Saturday May 23rd - Sunday June 7th. Instructions for how to do this will be sent to those registered a week before and will also be found on the event's RunSignUp page. Those that post their result will earn a Finisher Medal that will be mailed the week following the event.
There are no age group or overall awards for this virtual event.
HOW DO I GET MY T-SHIRT AND FINISHER MEDAL?
* T-shirts are guaranteed to those registered on or before May 11th. Extras available on a first-register come basis after the deadline.
* Finisher medals will be sent to those that successfully complete their event distance AND upload their participation to RunSignUp. Instructions will be emailed the week of the event and can also be found on our RunSignUp event page.
* Please make sure that the shipping address you provide during registration is correct.
* T-shirts and finisher medals will be mailed the week of June 8th. Shipping may take as long as 5 business days.
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