Richmond, VA

Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
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Race 13.1 Richmond, VA

Race 13.1 Richmond, VA is back for its second year with a brand new and much-improved course that will start and finish on Pit Row at the Richmond International Raceway! The race will begin and end with a lap around the RIR track, and 99% of this year's course will be on paved roads. Highlights of the new course include the RIR NASCAR track, Carolina Avenue and Forest Lawn Cemetery.

RIR, which is known as America’s Premier Short Track and is a 3/4 mile, D-Shaped oval, hosts two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends annually, featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series. Less than 100 miles from Washington DC, Richmond is the capital city of Virginia and located along the James River. Richmond was one of only three U.S. cities listed on Frommer's List of Top Destinations for 2014. Richmond's high ranking is attributed to historic attractions, a growing local brewery scene, farm-to-table restaurants, and even white-water rapid activities. 


 

Date: Saturday - May 21, 2016
Time: 7:00 am
Address: 602 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23222
Distances: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

Race Details

Where is the race?
The race is in Richmond, VA. The race will start and finish at the Richmond International Raceway (602 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA).

Where can I register?
Click on the 'register' tab above!

Race Day Schedule:
The schedule of events for Race Day, Saturday, May 21, is below:
 
5:30-6:30am - Race Day packet pick-up and registration (see details below)
7:00am - Half Marathon, 10k and 5k start


What day is the race, and when does it start? 
The race is on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The official start time for the half marathon, 10k and 5k will be 7:00am.

How many participants are allowed in each event? 
Half Marathon: 1,500
10k: 750
5k: 750

What is the cost to register?

 

    5k    

   10k   

  Race 13.1  

until November 16, 2015

$25

$35

$50

November 17, 2015 - March 14, 2016

$25

$35

$59

March 15 - April 18

$25

$35

$69

April 19 - May 16

$29

$39

$79

May 17 - Race Day

$35

$45

$89


Will Participants receive any merchandise?
Each racer will receive this tech t-shirt! We will offer both men’s and women’s size shirts. All participants will also receive access to numerous Event Deals. A link to view and claim the Event Deals will be emailed out prior to the race and can be found on the race page. If you choose to register at packet pick-up on race day, we cannot guarantee a race t-shirt. They will be available to race day registrants on a first come, first serve basis while quantities last.

Will there be medals for participants?
All half marathon finishers will receive this medal!

Weather/Cancellation Policy
We will do all we can to make sure each of our races is produced as planned, but runner safety is always our top priority. If we have to cancel a race because of weather or circumstances outside our control, refunds will not be issued. 

Will there be professional photographers and photos for purchase? 
Yes! Professional photographers will be on site for the race and will provide photos for purchase. 

Is this race a USATF Certified Course?
Yes - the USATF certification numbers will be available closer to Race day.

Is there a time limit?
Yes, all three distances must finish by 10:30am

Will there be awards?
Awards will be given to male and female overall and age group winners based on chip time. Age group and overall awards may be claimed at the Customer Service Tent in Runners Village. 5k & 10k award winners may pick up their award after 9:00am, and half marathon awards can be picked up after 10:00am. Winners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out.


Age groups are as follows: 19 & under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-up.
 

Overall Awards - Gift cards provided by Fleet Feet Sports - Richmond

 

    5k    

   10k   

  Race 13.1  

1st

$50

$50

$100

2nd

 

 

$50

3rd

 

 

$25

 

Age Group Awards - Gift cards provided by Fleet Feet Sports - Richmond

 

    5k    

   10k   

  Race 13.1  

1st

$10

$10

$20

2nd

 

 

$10

3rd

 

 

$10

 


When is packet pick-up?
Packet pick-up for Race 13.1 Richmond will be held:

  • Friday, May 20, 2016: 11am-2pm and 4pm-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports Richmond (5600 Patterson Ave., Richmond, VA) Please note packet pick up will be closed from 2-4pm.

  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 (Race Day): 5:30am-6:30am in Runners Village near the start/finish area at the Richmond International Raceway (602 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA).

Can I pick up someone else’s packet?
If you have a picture of their photo ID, yes you can. A picture on your phone works well!

Elite Athletes
An elite athlete may receive one comp entry if he or she meets the standards listed below:

  • Time standards: 1:14:00 for males and 1:28:00 for females.

  • Time standards must be met in the the 12 months preceding the race date.

  • Runners must have proof of their time. Email info@race131.com for details.

  • Race 13.1 reserves the right to adjust time standards at any time.

How do I become a volunteer?
We need volunteers to make this event happen! All volunteers will be given a t-shirt! Please click the volunteer tab above for more information.

Will there be live tracking for my athlete?
No, we will not offer live tracking.

Where can I find the results?
Results will be posted in real time on our website! We will also send you a text message during the race with a link to view the results after you finish.

Can I get a refund?
Refunds will not be issued for any reason. You may change your race distance, and you may transfer to another race up until 72 hours prior to Race Day. Please note: If you do not change your race distance either online or in person with a Race 13.1 staff member prior to the race start, you will be disqualified from the event.

What food and drinks will be on the course?
The course will have feature plenty of aid stations, and water and sports drink will be served at the aid stations.

Will there be bathrooms on the course?
We will have two Rent-A-Johns at each aid station on the course.

Can I wear headphones?
It is unsafe to wear headphones while running. Event organizers will not restrict headphone use and leave it up to the athlete on his/her ability to follow direction while wearing headphone devices. If you do choose to wear headphones please keep the volume level down so you are able to hear and follow the direction of course volunteers. We have a unique course where you must listen to volunteers. 

Can someone else run in my place?
No, you are not allowed to transfer bib numbers.

Can I register on race day?
Yes, you will be able to register on race day and at packet pick-up, as well as online up until one hour prior to the race – though you must pick up your bib in time to race!

Are walkers allowed in the race?
Yes, however, you must meet the requirements of the completing the race by 10:30am (any distance).

Are baby joggers, strollers or pets allowed during the race?
No. This is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies.



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