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Gauge Height: 8.94'
Flow: 22200 cfps
Above 5' life jacket required

Trail Conditions: Richmond

James River Park System trails are ready for your two wheels
Monday, May 29, 2017

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 7:36am
Low Tide: 3:06pm

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Road running

Riverrock Updates: Event Just One Week Away

Dominion Riverrock and Flo Sports yesterday announced a partnership to stream the Dominion Riverrock bouldering competition live online at www.FloClimbing.com during the May 19-21 festival. This marks the first time that any …

By Andy Thompson | May 12, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Paddling, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

2016 Monument Avenue 10k Registration Now Open

It’s amazing to think that the Monument Avenue 10k has been around for going on 17 years. If the race is a must for your yearly running calendar, today is …

By Andy Thompson | November 30, 2015 | Posted In: Road running, Upcoming Events

Va. Capital Trail: ‘It’s a Place to Exhale’

I spent a good part of yesterday morning on an old school bus, chugging down Route 5 next to the brand spanking new Virginia Capital Trail. I was part of a …

By Andy Thompson | September 30, 2015 | Posted In: Greenways, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running

Two spring running races offer interesting twists

You’re going to run where? Two new half marathons in central Virginia this spring feature some unique places to run through: a NASCAR race track and a cemetery. Race 13.1 …

By Richard Chittick | February 19, 2015 | Posted In: Road running, Running

Richmond 2015, Sports Backers Unveil ‘Conquer the Cobbles’

This looks really cool. As the top cyclists in the world compete at the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, Virginians and visitors from all over the globe will get their …

By Andy Thompson | January 27, 2015 | Posted In: Road Biking, Road running, Running, Upcoming Events

Monument Ave 10K registration now open

The 2015 Monument Avenue 10K will be the 16th running of what has become Richmond’s largest participatory sports event. Every year around 40,000 people toe the line to run or …

By Andy Thompson | December 1, 2014 | Posted In: Road running

A weekend of Folk, and outdoor opportunities, too

With the Richmond Folk Festival set to go off tomorrow evening, it looks like most area race organizers decided to avoid scheduling events on this weekend. But that’s not entirely …

By Andy Thompson | October 9, 2014 | Posted In: Road running, Running, Upcoming Events

The city that runs: Richmond full, half marathons set new entry records

The popularity of the Monument Avenue 10K was probably all the evidence we needed, but now there’s more to show what a huge — and growing — region of runners …

By Andy Thompson | October 8, 2014 | Posted In: Road running, Running

‘Tour of Richmond,’ bass legend Mike Iaconelli highlight the weekend preview

This time of year, sometimes I look at the calendar and wonder how much sleep Sports Backers employees get. Back in late August, the group helped put on the growing …

By Andy Thompson | October 2, 2014 | Posted In: Fishing, Road Biking, Road running, Trail Running

Central Va. greenway will surprise with its location, beauty

I’m walking along the paved pathway taking in my surroundings. Water lazily flows by as birds, bugs and other animals float in and out of the surrounding woods, creating the …

By Richard Chittick | September 26, 2014 | Posted In: Greenways, Hiking, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running

Weekend Preview: Camp with the kids, run Broad Street, do a crazy-long triathlon (or just watch)

It’s Wednesday afternoon. That means the weekend is on the horizon, and as I mentioned last week, every Wednesday afternoon this fall you can check back here for a preview …

By Andy Thompson | September 17, 2014 | Posted In: James River, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Upcoming Events

RVA weekend preview includes tires, trash, bikes and beer

Don’t be put off by last week’s heat wave, folks, fall is on its way. And I don’t know about you, but fall is absolutely my favorite time of year. …

By Andy Thompson | September 10, 2014 | Posted In: James River, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Upcoming Events

5 tips for reducing endurance-training injuries

Part of the appeal of outdoor recreation is the presence of risk. Whether you’re dropping onto single track or hucking over a ledge, you may be embracing the presence of …

By Camille Ronesi | August 28, 2014 | Posted In: Features, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Road running, Running

Try these cross training methods for maximum running performance

Research makes clear the benefits of cross training, and many runners have learned to incorporate it into their training. Some people argue that to run fast you simply need to …

By Parker Spencer | August 5, 2014 | Posted In: Features, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running

Patience, planning: Keys to a successful triathlon

So you want to race a triathlon or maybe you want to race a triathlon better. There are more moving parts to think about while you compete than you have …

By Nick Brodnicki | July 8, 2014 | Posted In: Features, Road Biking, Road running, Running

A guide to Richmond’s top 4 endurance-training hotspots

Richmond is quickly becoming a hotbed for endurance athletes. In addition to the upcoming 2015 UCI World Cycling Championships, Richmond also boasts an international-caliber off-road triathlon (XTERRA, happening June 15th), …

By Kyle Pawlaczyk | June 11, 2014 | Posted In: Features, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running

Sports Backers announce “Connect RVA” as an official legacy project of 2015

Bike Walk RVA announced this morning the launch of Connect RVA, a multi-year, regional campaign to make Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, and Hanover better places to walk and bike for everyday …

By Andy Thompson | April 30, 2014 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running

RVA: The new endurance-sports hotbed

Richmond is fast becoming the country’s endurance hotspot, and everyone better be ready. During the first weekend of May, Richmond will host two of the country’s premier endurance events on …

By Michael Harlow | April 21, 2014 | Posted In: Features, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Upcoming Events

East Coast Triathlon Festival fast approaching

Back in February we reported that Endorphin Fitness was bringing the Liberty University Online Academy East Coast Triathlon Festival back to Richmond on the first weekend in May. Well, now …

By Andy Thompson | April 21, 2014 | Posted In: Road Biking, Road running, Upcoming Events

Monument Ave. 10K shaping up to be huge again

For years now the Monument Avenue 10K has been the sign for me that spring is here. It’s always held a week or so after the first official day of …

By Andy Thompson | February 4, 2014 | Posted In: Road running, Running, Upcoming Events
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