Celebrate Independence Day with a 5 mile race! Lynchburg is known as the "Hill City"....but this course is flat, flat, flat. The start finish is located at the Blackwater Creek Natural Area Percival's Island in downtown Lynchburg and the course follows the Blackwater Creek Bikeway...a paved rails to trails path along the James River. A bit longer than a 5k but without the effort of a 10k, 5 miles is considered by many the perfect distance. This event is part of the 2018 Lynchburg Road Runners Race Series.
REGISTRATION: $25 (March 1st - July 2, 2018) || $30 (July 3rd & July 4th) PAPER REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT
Registration fees are non-tranferable & non-refundable. An entry can only be used for the person registered for the entry. Entries cannot be deferred to the following year or a future event.
Packet Pickup: Tuesday (7/3) 12-6pm at Riverside Runners (2480 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503 – 434-846-7449) & Wed (7/4) Percival's Island 7-7:30am, "yes" someone else can pick up your packet for you.
Lynchburg Road Runners Club Member Discount: A $5.00 discount is available to current Lynchburg Road Runners Club members. Discounts will not be given after Wednesday June 13th. Participant membership must be current with LRRC membership roster found on RunSignUp on race day. Discount will be given at checkout automatically. Refunds and discounts will not be given after completing online race registration.
Assisted Participants: We are pleased to provide an opportunity for assisted participants to enjoy race day. An assisted participant is typically being pushed in a stroller "appropriate" for the event (ie.. hand break, tether, appropriate wheels). Both the participant being pushed and the pusher are required to register for this event. Assisted participants will start prior to the start and be ranked separately from the event. Both the pusher and assisted participant should indicate this classification during the registration process for our planning purposes.
AWARDS: Top 3 Overall M/F, Top Overall Masters M/F, Top 3 in each age group. Overall awards ranked on "gun" time / Age group results ranked on "chip" time. *This is a Chip timed event, Disposable MyLaps Race Bib Technology will be used.
AGE GROUPS: 12 & under, 13-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up. Age Group ranking based on "chip" time.
COURSE: Start / Finish Percival’s Island Nature Trail, 1600 Concord Turnpike (Downtown Lynchburg). Flat, paved, Shaded, out & back Course Records: Aaron Saft (2005) 25:48 / Ashley Thomasey (2014) 30:21
The Percival's Island 5-Miler is part of the 2018 Lynchburg Road Runners Race Series.
*This is a Chip timed event, Disposable MyLaps Race Bib Technology will be used.