FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 4, 2021
LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg Road Runners Club announced today a new course for the traditional Virginia 4 Mile Run and Virginia 4 Mile Walk. For the first time in the event’s history participants will start and finish at the same location as the historic Virginia 10 Miler.
The new course follows Langhorne Road and accesses the new Langhorne Road Bridge Trail Extension via Crane Hill Drive. Participants return to E.C. Glass High School on Langhorne Road, experiencing the event’s famous Farm Basket Hill. The new course distance is approximately 4.5 miles. A course map can be found on the 4+ Miler and 4+ Mile Walk pages.
Bank of the James remains the presenting sponsor of the 4+ Miler run and Centra remains the presenting sponsor of the walk. Both events have experienced significant growth over the last decade as an alternative to the iconic 10-mile race. The course change addresses challenges with course congestion and transportation back to E.C. Glass High School.
“We’re so grateful to the City of Lynchburg and our sponsors for supporting our vision of enhancing the 4 Miler experience. The views from Langhorne Bridge from the bikeway will be amazing!”
– – Jeff Fedorko, Race Director
The 47th running of the world-famous Moore & Giles Virginia 10 Miler will take place Saturday September 25, 2021. Registration is scheduled to open July 1st.
More than 4,500 runners and walkers registered for a Virginia 10 Miler event in 2019. The race was cancelled for the first time in its history in 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Since 1973, the mission of the Lynchburg Road Runners Club is to promote health and wellness in the Lynchburg community through the sport of running.
For additional information: www.virginia10miler.com
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