Go! Discover Richmond
The Times-Dispatch Go! Discover Richmond is excited to announce an all new 10k course for 2013, highlighting Downtown, the Capitol, Jackson Ward and Oregon Hill! Come out and see Richmond like you have never seen it before. We will walk (yes, this is a WALKING event!) our way in and around some of the city’s greatest treasures including historic sites and landmarks, restaurants, and boutiques. And don’t be surprised when you turn a corner and see Patrick Henry, Elvis (he performed at the Landmark in 1958, you know) or other characters from Richmond’s past.
Check out the 2013 course preview video:
|Adults||Youth 18 & Under|
|Through March 15||$20||$10|
|March 16 – May 2||$25||$15|
|Walk up registration on May 4||$30||$20|
|Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 2|
Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be deferred to another year. Sorry no dogs allowed.
|7 a.m.||Packet Pick-Up Opens at the Virginia War Memorial|
|8:30 to 8:50 a.m.||Walk begins (Wave starts every 2 minutes)|
|9:30 a.m.||Post Walk Party begins|
|12:50 p.m.||Post Walk Party ends|
The all-new 6.2-mile course (click here for a full-size PDF) will start and finish at the Virginia War Memorial. Stroll through Oregon Hill and into Hollywood Cemetery, passing along the James River and (by popular request) up to see the President’s Circle. Then it’s over to Monroe Park, into Jackson Ward, and down to the Capitol. You’ll pass by numerous museums and historic sites, unique restaurants and shops, churches, and landmarks. Antique cars, historical figures and authentic architecture will bring the course to life, all while you enjoy a fantastic workout!
Shorter Course Option Offered! Don’t feel up to walking a full 10k? A shorter, 3.7-mile course is also available that will bypass Jackson Ward and downtown. Remember, this is not a race, so you are welcome to cut corners (or stop and shop) wherever you like to make your walk as enjoyable as possible—just be sure to make it back to the Virginia War Memorial within 4 hours!
Course highlights include (in alphabetical order):
|Abner Clay Park||Monroe Park|
|Black History Museum||Richmond Raiders/Richmond Coliseum|
|Bojangles Statue||Richmond CenterStage|
|Cathedral of the Sacred Heart||Richmond Times-Dispatch|
|Gallery 5||Richmond Visitors Center|
|Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church||St. Andrew's Church|
|Hilton Garden Inn||St. Andrew's School|
|Hippodrome Theater||The Jefferson Hotel|
|Hollywood Cemetery||UNOS National Donor Memorial|
|Landmark Theater||Virginia Repertory Theatre|
|Maggie Walker House||Virginia State Capitol|
|Miller & Rhoads||Virginia War Memorial|
Packet Pick-up will take place at the Virginia War Memorial beginning at 7 a.m. on event morning. A Photo ID required for packet pick-up. You may pick up a packet for another pre-registered walker, provided you have a copy of their photo ID.
Participant parking will be available in the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) lot adjacent to the Virginia War Memorial.
The Finish Line Festival takes place at the Virginia War Memorial with a finish arch and vendors. Upon finishing the walk you’ll receive your commemorative event shirt. Celebrate your accomplishment with live music and post-event food and drinks.
Here are a few important points you need to know about the event:
After you Go! Discover Richmond, pick up The Times-Dispatch on Sunday, May 5, for Discover Richmond magazine, where you’ll find more great local places to explore and fun things to do. Not a subscriber? Order home delivery today. Call 804-644-4181 or visit TimesDispatch.com and click on subscribe!
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Entry Confirmation Click Here
Don't want to sign up online? Print out an entry form and mail it in by May 2
Walk up registration May 4 beginning at 7 a.m.