River Valley Ranch - Manchester, MD
Registration for the River Valley Run 10k (Trail), 5K (Road) & Kids Fun Run is now open.
On-line registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11, 2010.
$35 before August 8
$40 after August 8 and on raceday
$15 for Kids Fun Run.
Limited Edition Men's/Women's Long Sleeve Under Armour Shirt Option($24.99) -
Pre-Race Packet Pick-up
Friday, August 13th from 1 - 6 p.m.
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road - 410-561-3570
Saturday, August 14, 2010, race day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 6:30 a.m. and end at 8:00 a.m.
10k Trail Run - 8:00 am
5k Road Run - 8:30 am
Kids Fun Run - 9:15 am
Water will be provided on the course and at the finish line. Splits provided at the one and two mile marks.
Medals will be awarded to the top male and female runners overall, as well as age group awards to the top males and females in the following age groups: 15 and under; 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. All racers will also receive a free race T-shirt and there will be several random drawings with prizes including 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 on Saturday morning. Registration is $15 and is now open at www.charmcityrun.com. Kids will receive a shirt and bib number as well as a finishing medal for the race.
Post Race Roundup:
Be sure to stay for the Post race Round-up ceremony. We will recognize the top participants in each age group and handout pledge prize awards. We will also do a number of random giveaways for all who participate in the race (i.e. all who have a bib number). A continental breakfast buffet (including fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels, Chic-Fil- A chicken biscuits and more) will be available for race participants as well as a time to relax and cool down after the race, with activities for the entire family.
Here's your chance to recruit some friends, family, neighbors or co-workers to be a part of the River Valley Run Team Challenge. It's simple. 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 a 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.
10k Trail Race Route:
The course will begin 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" (its short but a doozy!) gradually descending to the Gunpowder River where racers will have the option to cross through the river (for the REAL trail runners) 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. Four water stations will be provided on the course. Feel free to bring your own hydration as well. We guarantee that this course will be scenic, challenging and one you won't forget! Chip timing will also be provided.
5k Race Route:
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 (with shade trees for most of the route) past our herd of buffalo (they are fenced in...don't worry!). 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. Water will be provided on the course and at the finish line. Splits provided at the one and two mile marks. Chip timing will also be provided.
As a participant in the River Valley Run 10k & 5K, you have the opportunity to raise additional donations to support the programs of RVR. Visit www.rivervalleyranch.com and click on the "River Valley Run" link to download a pledge form.
All Pledge collectors who raise more than $100 will receive the following:
* Greater than $100 but less than $500: River Valley Run Under Armour Tech T-shirt
* Greater than $500: 2009 Ipod Shuffle & River Valley Run Under Armour Tech T-shirt
* Top Pledge Collector:
BRAND NEW MOUNTAIN BIKE (a $700 Value!)
Directions and Parking:
River Valley Ranch is located at 4443 Grave Run Road, in Manchester, Maryland, 21102. For directions, please visit www.rivervalleyranch.com and click on the Directions to RVR link on the left menu.
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