RRRC First Day 5K (Virtual Edition)

Fri January 1 - Sun January 3 Richmond, VA 23230 US
RRRC members $5 off

Virtual First Day 5K


Start off the New Year with Richmond Road Runners Club's First Day 5K (Virtual Edition).

You can complete your 5K anytime Friday, January 1 through Sunday, January 3. You could even head out at the stroke of midnight New Year's Eve to start 2021 running! 

To mark the New Year, the race again features an award for the runner with a finish time closest to 20:21. We have a photo contest for those who can find a way to highlight "First" or "1st" in their run and photo. 

RRRC First Day 5K (Virtual Edition) is an RRRC Grand Prix (GP) event for 2021. RRRC GP participants receive a race point for registering for and posting a time for the virtual 5K. No place points will be awarded. 

Giveaway, Award, & Photo Contest

Giveaway: RRRC neck gaiter (one size fits all) for first 250 registered participants. It will be mailed (free shipping) to you after the race. There is no pick-up option.


  • The runner who comes closest to finishing his/her 5K with a time of 20:21 will receive a Lucky Road Run Shop gift card.
  • Runners in contention with 20:21 +/- times will be asked for documentation (Strava, Garmin, etc.) that the run was at least 3.10 miles in length AND the reported time was the elapsed time (continuous time without any pauses).
  • The race directors are the final arbiters of the 20:21 winner.
  • The winner will be announced by January 5.

Photo Contest

  • Take a few pictures during your run that creatively incorporate "first" into your route! Run down 1st Street or run by First Baptist Church! 
  • Post your Best Photo(s) via RunSignup after your run and between January 1-3.
  • Several winners (based on who posted the photo) will be selected at random and receive Lucky Road Run Shop gift cards.
  • Winners will be announced by January 5. 

Posting Finish Times

  • After your run, run/walk, or walk, post your time (or just that you finished) on the race's Results page in RunSignup.
  • You'll get instructions and reminders on the race days.

Registration Fees & Rules

5K Registration: RRRC members - $10 plus processing fee; non-members - $15 plus processing fee. Any discounts will be applied at check out.

Refund Policy: 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 Directors

Suzi Silverstein & Victoria Hauser

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