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Participate In-Person or Virtually
Start & Finish - Forest Hill Park near the Stone House
Participant Limit - 500 per distance
Packet Pick Up - Race Morning Only
Cup-less event - There will be self-serve water refill stations on the course. Remember to bring your handheld water bottles, hydration belts, or hydration pack.
Masks - Masks must be worn when not racing.
Start times - Start times are based on your per mile trail pace that you enter when registering.
Starting blocks - starting groups will be 5 participants about every 2 minutesCOVID-19 Impacts & Procedures
Course: Starts near the historic Stone house & then head straight for the challenging trails that loop around the park. The course starts out nice & easy, then a little rock hopping gets you across Reedy Creek. After that the difficulty picks up with undulating trails & meandering switchbacks that overlook the creek & lake in the park. Another Reedy Creek crossing via bridge signals you are closing in on the finish but there is still work to be done. There is approximately another mile of trails filled with hairpin turns before you approach the finish line back near the Stone House.More Information Course
Course: Start near the Stone House at the front of park before heading onto the single track trail counterclockwise. Cross through the tubes underneath Riverside Dr & head east on Buttermilk. Continue until you get to the 42nd St stairs, down the stairs, & continue to the vehicle access bridge to Belle Isle. Follow the trail counterclockwise as to the east side of the island before looping back around to hit the trails at the top. After the loop, head back across the vehicle access bridge, take the low water trail to the fire road before hopping on the Reedy Creek riverside trails. You'll exit the trails at the Reedy Creek JRPS Headquarters building, cross over the train tracks, before briefly hoping back on Buttermilk heading west, which brings you along Riverside Dr where you will exit & take a left turn towards 42nd St Follow 42nd St back to the park to the finish line!More Information Course
Prepare to take on Richmond's urban single track system on foot. It'll be gritty, and it's gonna be dirty, but it's not an event you want to miss. Dodge tree limbs, climb banks, coast downhill, and navigate to the finish. Run the banks alongside rapids, rocks, and see some amazing views of the city skyline.More Information
Virtual Events Start
6:00 - 7:00 AM: James River Scramble - Packet Pick Up
7:00 AM: James River Scramble - Wave 1 Starts
7:00 - 8:00 AM: Forest Hill 5k - Packet Pick Up
8:00 AM: Forest Hill 5k - Wave 1 Starts
6:00 - 7:00 AM: Bust the Banks - Packet Pick Up
7:00 AM: Bust the Banks - Wave 1 Starts
Virtual Events End
The James River Park System & the Richmond Riverfront is an extremely important asset to Richmond. Please consider a donation to benefit the James River Park System & Richmond Riverfront. Your gift will help maintain, improve & enhance the James River Park System trails & riverfront. This nationally acclaimed trail system would not be what it is today without the hard work of countless volunteers throughout the year & it is donations like yours that make this work possible. 2019 Dominion Energy Riverrock donations supported two important projects taking place in our Park System & around our Riverfront: rehabbing the Maymont ramp on the North Bank Trail by the James River Park System staff (completed November 2019) & a universal access ramp at Huguenot Flatwater through the James River Outdoor Coalition’s efforts.Donate
Dominion Energy Riverrock, organized by Richmond non-profits Sports Backers & Venture Richmond, began in 2009 & is now the nation's premier outdoor sports & lifestyle festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, & even dogs to Brown’s Island & Historic Tredegar for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond’s urban riverfront. The festival was designed to promote Richmond’s unique riverfront, downtown trails & whitewater rapids to outdoor enthusiasts. As a result of the creation of Dominion Riverrock, there is a stronger appreciation for the value of outdoor recreation throughout the entire Richmond region.Sports Backers Venture Richmond