Virginia Memorial Day 12k & 5k Run, Walk or Roll


Event Date

Mon, May 30, 2016


Richmond, VA



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12k & 5k Run, Walk or Roll, plus kids 1 mile run

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About This Activity

The Virginia Memorial Day 12K & 5K Run, Walk, or Roll

Giving Back to Those that Gave . . . A Race to Benefit Wounded VeteransMemorial Day Run Logo

When: Memorial Day, May 30, 2016
Starts: 8:00am
Where: Striker West Creek Field (in West Creek Business Park), located at:
12575 West Creek Parkway, Richmond, Va. 23238

The Virginia Memorial Day 12k & 5k Run, Walk or Roll race is a non-profit event hosted by The Race Before Us, a 501(3) (c) non-profit organization devoted to supporting spirituality, health and fitness in our community and Sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Richmond. Our races are designed to raise awareness and funding to support causes that we believe make our communities a better place to live.

The Virginia Memorial Day 12k & 5k race has designated the Families of the Wounded Fund, Inc. as the charity that will benefit from this race. A portion of the race proceeds will be donated directly to the Families of the Wounded Fund, Inc. and you can donate directly to this cause and learn more about their mission by visiting

Come and celebrate our freedom with a special Memorial Day race on May 25, 2015 in the scenic West Creek Business Park in Richmond, Va. Great giveaways with an unforgettable opening ceremony where we will recognize and honor our current active military and military veterans for their service and remember those that gave their lives for our country. For those we have lost, this race is dedicated to their memory.

Two exciting races to choose from: 12k and 5k race all beginning at 8:00 am at the Strikers' field in the West Creek Business Park. Come join the fun. Space limited!

Each participant will receive a custom technical hat and the first 300 will receive a race belt. Please arrive early on Monday, May 30, as you pick up your race packet to ensure you get a shirt your size. Limited number of each size (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL), so do not delay. The Virginia Memorial Day race is determined to go first-class. Every participant is treated with VIP service.

Course Information
The 12k (7.45645 miles) and the 5k (3.1 miles) Virginia Memorial Day Races takes participants from the Striker’s West Creek field through West Creek Business Park, finishing at the starting point. This is an out and back race course. Race participants and spectators will enjoy the beautiful scenic views along the West Creek Parkway where runners/walkers/wheeled racers will have full access to the four-lanes, median-divided roads that intertwine throughout the park. West Creek has become an integral part of the Richmond landscape and home to some of the region’s largest businesses including Capital One, CarMax, Virginia Farm Bureau, Hospital Corporation of America, Performance Food Group, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The race course winds through the most scenic areas of the park, inhabited by wildlife, you will be challenged by some of the rolling hills inside the park, enjoy the patriotic themes along the race course, and of course, take in the gorgeous views as you pass two of large lakes that serve as a backdrop to this race.

Water stops will be strategically placed along the race course at the following mile markers:

12k – Mile 1.75, Mile 3, Mile 4, Mile 5, Mile 6.25, & Mile 7
5k – Mile 1.75 and Mile 2

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