RACE INFORMATION 


The historic Genworth Virginia 10 Miler will celebrate its 41st year on September 24-26, 2015. Join more than 4,000 runners on a historic course that has hosted participants from around the globe. The 2014 Genworth Virginia 10 Miler will be the National Championship for the Road Runners Club of America.

The festivities begin Thursday night with packet pick-up, and continue Friday evening with the Amazing Mile Children’s Run, and a fun family-friendly festival. On Saturday, thousands will take part in the 10 mile run, 4 mile run, and 4 mile walk.


2015 REGISTRATION*


Online registration for all events opens Friday May 1, 2015 at 12:00pm and closes Sunday September 20, 2015 at 11:59pm. - - Registration will also be accepted at Packet Pickup Thursday September 24th (12-7:30pm), Friday September 25th (12-5:00pm). Packet pickup location for 2015 has yet to be determined.  Race Day registration will also be accepted at E.C. Glass High School, 2111 Memorial Avenue, Lynchburg, VA (6:30-7:15am).

ENTRY CONFIRMATION:  Participants registering online will receive an entry confirmation via email. Participants will also be emailed their bib# and confirmation the Wed. prior to race day. Please bring this information with you to packet pickup. 

* Please note that entry fees are non-transferable and non-refundable. Entry fee cannot be applied to future races. If race is cancelled, due to inclement weather or other acts of god, fees will not be refunded.  FYI...race has never been cancelled but..we had to say it.



RACE AMENITIES
  • Moisture-wicking t-shirt guaranteed to those registered before 9/2
  • Thousands of Race Fans
  • MEDAL TO ALL RACE FINISHERS
  • Live Bands on course
  • Water and Gatorade on course
  • Chronotrak Electronic BibTiming
  • Post Race Food & Entertainment


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 - 8:00am Start

Start:  E.C. Glass High School, 2111 Memorial Ave., Lynchburg, VA  24501 
Finish:  E.C. Glass High School, 2111 Memorial Ave., Lynchburg, VA  24501

10 Miler Course:

Runners proceed north on Langhorne Road, downhill for 1.5 miles. After a short distance on Rivermont Terrace, runners turn east onto historic Rivermont Avenue.The 4 Miler participants finish at Randolph College, 1/4 mile from Rivermont Terrace. The 10 Miler participants continue down Rivermont Avenue and follow the course clockwise through Riverside Park overlooking the James River. Runners return same route finishing up the infamous, 1.5 mile “Farm Basket” hill.



SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 - 8:00am Start
Start:  E.C. Glass High School, 2111 Memorial Ave., Lynchburg, VA  24501
* Walkers will start with 4 mile runners.
Finish:  Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA  24503

4 MILE RUN ENTRY LIMIT:  Unlimited

4 Miler Course: 
Runners/Walkers proceed north on Langhorne Road, downhill for 1.5 miles.After a short distance on Rivermont Terrace, runners turn east onto historic Rivermont Avenue.The 4 Miler participants finish at Randolph College, .8 miles from Rivermont Terrace. 

4 Miler Transportation Back to Start
The Virginia 4 Miler is a point to point course. Participants will be directed to bus transportation back to the race start at E.C. Glass High School. Transportation back to the start is only available for race participants. Your race number is your bus ticket. Runners/Walkers should expect to wait for bus transportation and are encouraged to have alternative transportation.




SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 - TBD
Start:
  E.C. Glass High School, 2111 Memorial Ave., Lynchburg, VA  24501
* Walkers will have a separate start following the VA10 Miler & 4 Miler run
Finish:  Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA  24503

4 MILE WALK ENTRY LIMIT:  Unlimited

Note:  4 Mile Walk Course will close to all runners & walkers at 9:30am.

4 Mile Walk Course: 
Runners/Walkers proceed north on Langhorne Road, downhill for 1.5 miles.After a short distance on Rivermont Terrace, runners turn east onto historic Rivermont Avenue.The 4 Miler participants finish at Randolph College, .8 miles from Rivermont Terrace. 

4 Mile Walk Transportation Back to Start
The Virginia 4 Miler is a point to point course. Participants will be directed to bus transportation back to the race start at E.C. Glass High School. Transportation back to the start is only available for race participants. Your race number is your bus ticket. Runners/Walkers should expect to wait for bus transportation and are encouraged to have alternative transportation.





AMAZING MILE CHILDREN'S RUN - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
Start:
  9th & Jefferson Street (downtown Lynchburg)
Finish:  9th & Jefferson Street (downtown Lynchburg)

1/4 mile (children ages 0-5) Race will be capped at 150 
1/2 mile (children ages 6-9) Race will be capped at 200
1 mile (children ages 13 and under) Race will be capped at 400
*For more information about these races, please click the Amazing Mile tab.

AWARDS & PRIZE MONEY
Participants will qualify for awards in the Virginia 10 Miler and Virginia 4 Mile run.

Genworth Virginia 10 Miler:  Top 10 overall M/F, Top M/F Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Masters, Top 3 in each age group

Virginia 4 Miler:  Top 3 overall M/F, Top M/F Masters & Grand Masters, Top 3 in each age group.

Overall Awards will be awarded during a ceremony following the event at E.C. Glass High School
AGE GROUP
Awards will be mailed to participants.


 

Elite Athlete Entry

A limited number of elite athlete sponsorships are available for the 10 mile distance. In some cases comped entry, food, and lodging will be provided. Please contact Elite Entry Chairman, Bret Boman (Bret.Boman@areva.com or 434-841-0554).

ELITE STANDARDS

Open Men: Sub 55 for 10 miles (sub 33:11 for 10K)

Master Men: Sub 59 (sub 35:36 for 10K)

Grand Master: Sub 62 (sub 37:24 for 10K)

Open Women: Sub 60 for 10 miles (sub 36:12 for 10K)

Master Women: Sub 64 (sub 38:37)

Grand Master Women:  Sub 67 (sub 40:25)

BABY JOGGERS / STROLLERS
Due to the size and density of this event, baby joggers and strollers are prohibited. The inclusion of strollers in races increases the potential for injury to race participants and children.

PERSONAL MUSIC DEVICES / HEAD PHONE POLICY
The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, The Virginia 10 Miler encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of The Virginia Ten Miler and its associated events.

We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line.

Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.

CORPORATE TEAM COMPETITION
Corporate Team Competition will take place in BOTH the 10 and 4 mile run events.  There will be 3 team categories; Mixed, Male, and Female. Awards will be given to the top scoring team in each category. There is no need to designate a corporate team category with your entry. The best 5 corporate finishers, for each team category, will be designated as that corporation's team. Corporate entries will only be accepted online or submitted to the Race Director with prior arrangement.

ALL COMPETITORS FOR A CORPORATE TEAM MUST BE EMPLOYED BY THE COMPANY THEY ARE DECLARING. FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF A COMPANY WILL NOT QUALIFY.

OPEN TEAM COMPETITION
Open team competition will take place in BOTH the 10 and 4 mile run events. An award will be given to the Open Team Champion and Runner-up Open Team. An open team will consist of no more than 5 members with the top 3 finishers scoring and the other members displacing. Open team entries will only be accepted online.