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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 4.03'
Flow: 2220 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 10:48pm
Low Tide: 5:06pm

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Sports Backers unveil new kids-only race

July 19, 2012 9:32am

The Sports Backers certainly don’t let much moss grow, do they? A couple of weeks ago it was the new bike race, now they’ve announced a new kids-only running race. From the press release:

The Sports Backers announced today that the first-ever Call Federal Credit Union Marathon Junior will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012. This kids-only running event will be held at Byrd Park and will offer three different distance options: 0.5-mile, 1-mile, and 2-miles.

Although it will be held two weeks prior, the Marathon Junior is part of the Anthem Richmond Marathon weekend, which includes the full marathon, the American Family Fitness Half Marathon, and the HCA Virginia 8k. All participating children will receive a special Marathon Junior T-shirt, a finisher medal, and post-race food.

“The Marathon Junior is the perfect way to promote physical activity to a young audience,” said Megan Schultz, event director. “If we can provide a fun atmosphere for the kids, they are more likely to continue being active into adulthood.”

The registration fee is currently $10.



About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?