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Virginia 529 Kids Run
March 29, 2014 - Cathedral Place, near Laurel St.

This one-mile event for kids ages 5-12 features all of the excitement of the 10k. They’ll kick off the morning by warming up with music and mingling with some local mascots until the start gun goes off. After racing their little hearts out, they’ll finish to the roar of a crowd through the same chute as the 10k-ers, where they’ll get a commemorative medal and head into a secure meeting area. Don’t forget to pick them up, because post-race food and festivities await!

By the way, the Kids Run finish is just blocks from the 10k start, so there’s plenty of time to cheer on the kiddos before heading to your race.


December 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014 $15
February 1 - 28, 2014 $20
March 1 - 24, 2014 $25
Walk-Up Registration March 27-28 at Race Expo $30

* Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 24.




  • Event T-shirt
  • Bib number
  • Goodie bag
  • Finisher’s medal (received upon completion of the race)

  Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be deferred to another year.


Thursday, March 27

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Anthem Health & Fitness Expo/Packet Pick-Up at the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center

Friday, March 28

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Anthem Health & Fitness Expo/Packet Pick-Up at the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center

Saturday, March 29

7:15 a.m. Pre-Race Warm Up with music – at the Kids Run start line.
7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Amica Insurance Bag Check available in Monroe Park
Leave your personal items in a safe spot at Bag Check! Just tear the tag off your bib and attach it to your bag for easy identification upon pick up.
7:30 a.m. Healthy School Challenge Awards presented
8:00 a.m. Virginia 529 Kids Run START – at Cathedral Place near Laurel St.
8:30 a.m. Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k – Wave A Start.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. SUBWAY Post Race Festival at Monroe Park


Anthem Health & Fitness Expo (Packet Pick Up)

Just like the 10kers, Kids Run participants get the full race weekend experience, too! Click here for full Expo/Packet Pick Up details.

*There is NO packet pick up on Race Day.

Pre-Race Warm Up

Please join us for some music and fun beginning at 7:15 a.m. outside VCU’s Shaffer Dining Hall near the kids run start line.


Cathedral Place, near Laurel St.

  • ONE parent may run with any child age 8 or younger.
  • Participants will line up in waves based on age (and corresponding bib color) and will start as follows:
Wave Bib Color Ages Start Time
1 Red 10-12 8:00 a.m.
2 Yellow 8-9 8:04 a.m.
3 Green 5-7 8:08 a.m.


Franklin and Laurel Street (same as the 10k finish)

  • Finishers enter the finish line chute and are awarded their medals.
  • Children proceed to the Kids Run Meeting Area:
    • Location: northeast corner of Monroe Park (near intersection of Belvidere and W. Franklin)
    • Secured with barricade and staffed by helpful volunteers and sheriff’s deputies
    • Procedure:
      • ONE parent may enter the meeting area Entrance. Do NOT try to enter through the end of the finish corral.
      • Once you find your child(ren), head for the exits. Please be patient as personnel check each group, confirming that the children are leaving with the person who brought them – remember, this is to ensure the safety of your children!


The course starts on Cathedral Place and heads up Park Ave. Bear left onto Hanover Avenue to Lombardy St., to Stuart Circle and down Franklin Street to Monroe Park, finishing through the same chute as the 10k-ers! This race is untimed, but there will be a clock at the finish for those who are interested. Click here for more maps and directions.


Say Cheese! Marathonfoto photographers will be snapping participant photos along the course, so don’t just flash your pearly whites – make sure your bib is visible! Then visit Marathonfoto's website after the race to see your pics.


Get your kids moving with the Sports Backers Kids Challenge, a FREE incentive-based fitness program for elementary school-aged children in the Richmond region.

To confirm your entry, click here.

Don't want to register online?
Print out an entry form.


Sat, March 29, 2014


Cathedral Place, near Laurel St.

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