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Earth Day 5K Race Without a Trace

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

| $30

The third and final day of Viridiant’s Celebration of Sustainability includes our family friendly, community-focused Earth Day 5K Race Without a Trace, showing off the best the city has to offer. Run, walk or stroll down around Belle and Brown Islands and see the beauty of the James River and its downtown surroundings. Learn easy ways to help the environment along the course and finish just half a mile from one of the best events of the Spring. That’s right, this race takes place in conjunction with Party for the Planet at Historic Tredegar, so when you cross that finish line, you’ll be steps away from the festival’s live music, vendors, food and drink, demos and plenty of educational information and activities. The race name says it all – our goal is to combine one of the city’s most environmentally friendly races with the most fun possible. Let us show you what the riverfront is all about!

Families, children, strollers (no wider than 41 inches) and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome! 

Benefiting Viridiant, formerly EarthCraft Virginia.

Start/Finish Line

This race starts and finishes at Historic Tredegar– more details coming soon! Parking maps will be provided prior to the race.

Packet Pick-Up

There are two options for packet pick-up before the race.

  1. Friday, April 26th, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (location TBD)
  2. Saturday, April 27th, 9:00 – 10:30 AM at the starting line

Registration Levels

Registration Pricing
Early Bird
Before March 24
Regular
Before April 26
Last Minute
April 26-27
Child age ≤2
FREE FREE FREE
Child age ≤10
$10 $15 $20
Child age ≤10
(with t-shirt)
$15 $20 N/A
Adult/child age ≥11
$20 $25 $30
Adult/child age ≥11
(with t-shirt)
$25 $30 N/A

Parking

Details coming soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this race timed? 

We are exploring chipped timing for the run in 2019. Stay tuned! In the past, this event has been clock timed with an overall clock and volunteers collecting times. Participants received an email with finish times after the event.

What is the course like? 

If you were any closer to the river, you’d be swimming. The Earth Day 5K Race Without a Trace shows off the urban riverfront by circling two of Richmond’s most well-known islands – Belle and Brown Islands. Learn easy ways to help the environment along the course with signage and facts along the course, and finish just half a mile from one of the best events of the Spring. That’s right, this race takes place in conjunction with Party for the Planet at Historic Tredegar, so when you cross that finish line, you’ll be steps away from the festival’s live music, vendors, food and drink, demos and plenty of educational information and activities. Walkers, strollers (max width of 41 inches), and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome!

Will we run if it rains? 

Yes, we’ll be running rain or shine! Dress accordingly. We are primarily on paved/hard surfaces, but there could be some muddy spots.

What are the parking options? 

Details coming soon.

Are there awards for winners? What about raffle items? 

Prizes will be presented in a variety of categories to include:

  • Leaders of the Pack: First Male and Female to Cross the Finish Line
  • Best Dramatic Finish (examples: moonwalk across the finish, dance moves across the finish, etc)
  • Sustainable Supporter (repeat one of the sustainability facts posted along the course to be entered to win)

2019 details coming soon. Here are the Prizes and Raffle Items from 2018’s race:

  • Home Energy Audit from Viridiant ($375 value): Raffle, all race registrants eligible, winner pulled after race
  • Road Runner Running Store Gift Cards
    • Free pair of shoes to first male and female across the finish line
    • Free recovery item to second male and female across the finish line
    • Free socks to third male and female across the finish line
  • Riverside Outfitters – 2 Spots on Lower River Rafting Trip: Best Dramatic Finish Winner (examples: moonwalk, dance moves, cartwheel)
  • REI Camping Tent ($220 value): Raffle, all race registrants eligible, winner pulled after race
  • 3 sets of (2) drink tickets to the RVA Earth Day Festival: Raffle, Sustainable Supporters eligible (participants to cross the finish line and repeat one of the informational facts posted along the course)
  • 10% off your meal at Southern Railway Taphouse on 4/21: Just show your bib!

How will I get to the Party for the Planet after the race? 

You’ll already be there! This race is hosted in conjunction with Party for the Planet so you’ll finish just steps away from the festival’s live music, vendors, food and drink, demos and plenty of educational information and activities.

Where are the restrooms? 

There will be port-a-johns at the start/finish line as well as restrooms at The American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar.

Will there be photos taken of all runners at this race? 

We will have a photographer at the event, but we will not have a photo service to get photos of all runners.

Can I bring my stroller? What about my pet? 

Strollers (no wider than 41 inches) and well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome.

Will there be a kid’s dash this year? 

We hope so! Stay tuned.

How is this race environmentally friendly? 

The Earth Day 5K Race Without a Trace has made every effort to be environmentally friendly with measures including minimal printing of flyers and promotional materials, reusable course signage, biodegradable bibs, organic t-shirts, recycling at the festival, clean-up of the course after the race, and very minimal power usage. Being held in conjunction with Party for the Planet also helps to encourage runners and walkers to participate in the festival activities and support sustainability in RVA.

What are the hours of Party for the Planet? 

11 AM – 3 PM, all festival details can be found at www.partyfortheplanetrva.com.

Who is hosting the 5K? 

The host of the 5K Race Without a Trace is Viridiant, formerly known as EarthCraft Virginia. Viridiant is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting sustainable building processes through education, consultation and certification. Through these efforts, Viridiant helps to set a path for businesses and homeowners to create structures that are more affordable, more livable and more durable.

Who are the race sponsors and partners? 

Details coming soon.

DOWNLOAD 2018 FAQ

The 2019 course is still under development, but if you’re curious about 2018’s course, check out the video or map below.

In April, Viridiant will host a weekend-long celebration of building science and sustainability with numerous sponsorship and marketing opportunities for our friends and supporters. Click below to see the various event sponsorship opportunities. Interested in all three events? Maximize your sponsorship, receive top benefits, and reach a variety of audiences by supporting all 3 events as a Sustainable Weekend Sponsor.

Thanks to our 2018 sponsors!

 

Details coming soon.

Thanks to the folks who came out for our 6th Annual Earth Day 5K Race Without a Trace! We had a blast, and we hope you did, too.

Race ResultsPhotos

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$30

Venue

Historic Tredegar
500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Phone:
8042259843
Website:
https://acwm.org/about-us/our-story/historic-tredegar

Organizer

Viridiant Staff
Phone:
8042259843
Email:
Website:
viridiant.org