River Valley Run 10K Trail and 5K Road Race
|Saturday, August 11, 2012
River Valley Ranch
4443 Grave Run Rd, Manchester, MD
Manchester, Maryland 21102
Event Organizer Website
Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8 a.m. (10K), 8:30 a.m. (5K)
River Valley Ranch
4443 Grave Run Rd., Manchester, Md.
certified "Go Green" event
$40 before July 29 for the 10K
$45 on and after July 29 for the 10K
$35 before July 29 for the 5K
$40 on and after July 29 for the 5K
$15 for Kids Fun Run
Thursday, Aug. 9
Grace Bible Church
Friday, Aug. 10
Charm City Run Timonium
2045 York Rd., Timonium, Md.
beginning at 6:30 a.m. for the 10K
beginning at 7 a.m. for the 5K
in the field next to the parking lots
Rain location: Old Town Meeting House
Please bring e-mail confirmation of your registration or a photo id when picking up your packet. If picking up for a friend, please be sure to have a note of permission.
- 10K Trail Race:
The course begins on paved roads and groomed trails in the lush valley and then proceed to the top of the hill overlooking the scenic Western Town below. It will then proceed primarily through wooded trails (with some moderate to steep up and down grades), up River Valley Ranch's infamous Dead Man's Hill, gradually descending to the Gunpowder River where racers will have the option to cross through the river or dry on walkboards and proceed on flat terrain to the finish line. Trails will range from groomed to open field to semi-rocky terrain.
Because of the challenging nature of this beautiful course, we regret NO baby joggers, strollers or pets allowed.
- 5K Race:
The race will begin in the woods of the lush valley of River Valley Ranch on a groomed trail. It will then proceed for several miles on paved country roads. The race will finish right through our authentic 19th century western town, crossing the Gunpowder Falls river on our covered bridge to the finish line.
Baby joggers, wagons and strollers are welcome, as long as you start at the back and are respectful to other participants. No pets please.
Starting Corrals: As a way to reduce congestion at the start, all participants will be organized in corrals based on your estimated per mile running time. At the starting line, look for the corrals with the minute/mile numbers on them and stand between your appropriate times.
Amenities: free re-useable bag (pictured below, limited to the first 900 registrants); Under Armour Tech shirt for additional $10 ($15 for Kids Run Shirt) before July 29 (after July 29, price will increase to $20); chip timing to be picked up on race day, must be returned at the conclusion of the race; kids' corral, childcare drop-off for running parents (ages 2 and older)
Awards: Medals will be awarded to the top male and female runner overall, as well as the top male and female in the following age groups: 15 and under; 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and older. Random drawings for prizes such as an iPod shuffle, Timex Ironman watches, Under Armour long-sleeve T-shirts, free weeks of summer camp at River Valley Ranch and more.
Kids Fun Run: Don't miss the fun at the 1-mile Kids Fun Run. Kids will receive a shirt and bib number for the race.
Post-Race: Be sure to stay for the post-race ceremony to announce award winners. A continental breakfast buffet, including fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels, Chick-fil-a chicken biscuits and more will be available also.
Team Challenge: Recruit some friends, family, neighbors or co-workers to be a part of the River Valley Run Team Challenge. The team with the largest number of registered participants and the team raising the most money in pledges wins the grand prize of a River Valley Ranch Adventure experience. All members of the winning team will win a day trip to the Ranch where you can participate in an exciting adventure activity. Choose from one of the following: 1700' triple zip line (the longest on the east coast), 30' high giant swing, paintball games or an hour-long horseback ride along with a delicious meal for your entire group. Be sure to have everyone put the name of your team on the registration form.
Pledges: Participants in the River Valley Run have the opportunity to raise additional donations to support the programs of RVR. All pledge collectors who raise more than $100 will receive a River Valley Run Under Armour tech T-shirt. Raise more than $500 and receive an iPod Shuffle as well. The top pledge collector will receive an Apple iPad 3.Get race updates, training tips and win some great prizes by becoming a fan of the River Valley Run on Facebook.
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