Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time: Race party begins at 8:00am and the official 5k start time is 9:00am

Location: West Creek Business Park in Richmond, VA

Registration: Registration opens February 1st – Click Here to register

 

Start/Finish/After-Party:

Virginia Farm Bureau parking lot
12580 West Creek Parkway
Richmond, VA 23238

Click Here for directions.

 

Parking:

Parking is limited at Virginia Farm Bureau, so please consider carpooling! HOPE Church’s parking lot (located directly across from the Patterson Ave entrance of West Creek) is a perfect place to meet for a “park & carpool”! Leave your car at HOPE Church and ride with a friend to the race!

*As we have made adjustments to the course this year and the last 1/2 mile takes place in the Virginia Farm Bureau lot, the VFB parking lot will be closed to all traffic from 8:55-10:15am on the day of the race for the safety of our participants. 

 

Course:

The race begins in the Virginia Farm Bureau parking lot, turning east down West Creek Parkway for a 1/2 mile, before looping west along the remaining length of the parkway. Just after hitting mile 2, the course turns back toward the east, following the parkway into the Virginia Farm Bureau parking lot for the finish. This course has some hills.

There will be mile markers and the race will be run on open roads. Vehicle traffic will not be stopped but will take place on the out loop of the course. For an interactive map: click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prices & Registration:

Registration Fees Cost for ages 18 and up Cost for ages 8 & up (7 & under free)
February 1st – February 28th $35 $10
March 1st – March 31st $40 $15
April 1st – April 18th $45 $20
Walk-up registration will be available during packet pick-up April 20th from 4:00-7:00pm AND the day of the race from 7:30-8:30am $50 $25

 

Virtual Race Registration Fee                  

Feb. 1st – April 1st: $25

Add a Race T-Shirt: $15

Virtual Registration ends on April 1st

 

**Online registration closes at 6:00 p.m. on April 18, 2018 **RunSignUp charges a transaction fee for each registration **Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable **T-shirts are NOT included with Virtual Race Registration unless added during online registration for an additional fee **T-shirts and Race Packets cannot be shipped to race participants **T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed **Children ages 7 and under must be registered to participate in the 5k, there is no fee

 

Registered Race Participants Who Choose the “Race Bib” Option Receive:

  • Race Entry
  • Race Bib with a Disposable RFID Chip
  • Race T-shirt to the First 400 Participants Who Register by March 31st
  • One Raffle Ticket
  • Swag Bag Full of Goodies
  • Plenty of Photo Ops

 

Registered Race Participants Who Choose the “Cheer” Option Receive: 

  • Noisemaker to Cheer on Your Team From the Sidelines
  • Race T-shirt to the First 400 Participants Who Register by March 31st
  • Swag Bag Full of Goodies
  • One Raffle Ticket
  • Plenty of Photo Ops

 

Virtual Race Participants Receive:

  • Print At-Home Race Bib with Your Team Colors
  • Option to Have a Race to Parenthood T-shirt Shipped to Your Home for an Additional Fee

 

 

Teams:

When you register, you will be asked to choose a Featured Couple team – don’t worry if you aren’t sure who to pick. Visit Meet the Couples to read through each of their bios to help you decide which of the 5 Featured Couples you would like to race with. Once you choose a Featured Couple, you become part of their team! On race day, accessorize with your team color – add some flair. Whether you are purple, yellow, orange, red, or green you are still supporting all of the couples by being a part of this event!

Don’t want to choose? No problem! There is an option for general registration which will allow RunSignUp to randomly select one for you.

 

Virtual Race:

Don’t live in RVA, but want to participate in the 5k? You can register to be a part of our “virtual race”! We will email you a race bib you can print at home!

On the day of the race, wherever you are, get out and run/walk the 5k with us. Post a picture on our Facebook page with the hashtag #race2parenthood! Don’t forget to wear your team colors to show your support! Last day to register as a virtual participant is April 1st!

 

New for 2018:

Become a Road to Parenthood fundraiser! Each participant will have the option to become an individual fundraiser for The Road to Parenthood to help support our 2018 Featured Couples and others in the community facing difficult challenges related to infertility! By choosing this option, you can encourage friends & family to donate through your fundraising link. Create your own goal, tagline – have people donate a certain amount for each mile you commit to running or walking during the race! This is a great way to become more involved in our event!

The Road to Parenthood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult your tax advisor. A financial statement is available upon written request from the Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs.

 

#AskMeAboutMyJourney:

Returning this year, we are giving race participants the opportunity to share their connection to the infertility community on race day! At packet pickup, a special sticker that represents the statement you choose during registration will be included with your race bib. Wear your sticker on April 21st and help start a conversation about your journey!

This option is only available for Adult 5k race participants.

 

Make a Donation:

Consider a donation to the Road to Parenthood to support our 2018 Featured Couples and others in the community facing difficult challenges related to infertility. Thank you for your support!

 

 

Rituals Salon and Spa Race Party:

Catch your breath, meet up with your team, and celebrate your finish at the post-race party! Features include:

  • Julie Bragg from CBS 6 News as the Race to Parenthood 5k’s MC
  • Mini Food Court
  • Photo Booth Fun by Hott Shotz
  • Kid’s Zone which includes:
    • Balloon Fun
    • Face Painting
    • Bouncy House
    • Games
  • Music by DJ Jerry
  • Mascot Meet and Greet
  • Vendor, Sponsor and Charity Booths
  • Featured Couple Meet and Greet
    • Meet the couple you supported in The Race to Parenthood!
  • Awards Ceremony
    • Top 3 Overall Male/Female
    • Top 3 Male/Female 8 – 13, 14 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 +
  • Raffle Prizes
  • And much more!

For more information on how to become a vendor at the Rituals Salon and Spa Race Party, email jenn@theracetoparenthood.com or click here for the Vendor Application.

 

Race Schedule:

Friday, April 20, 2018

4:00 – 7:00pm Race Packet Pick-Up at Lucky Road in Willow Lawn
4:00 – 7:00pm Walk-up Race Registration at Lucky Road in Willow Lawn

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

7:30 – 8:30am Walk-up Registration at Virginia Farm Bureau
7:30 – 8:30am Same Day Packet Pick-Up at Virginia Farm Bureau
8:00am Race Party Begins
8:30am Pre-Race Stretch
9:00am Race Start
10:00am Awards Ceremony
10:30am Raffle Winners Announced

 

 

Packet Pick-up:

Packet pick-up will take place on Friday, April 20th from 4:00-7:00pm at Lucky Road (formally known as Lucky Foot) located in the Willow Lawn shopping center.

Packet pick-up will also be available on race day from 7:30-8:30am in the Virginia Farm Bureau parking lot.

 

Reminder: Packet pickup is ONLY available during the dates and times listed above. We will not hold packets if you are unable to attend the available packet pickup times. SHIRTS AND PACKETS WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED AFTER the stated packet pickup times; no exceptions.

*A photo ID is required to pick up your race packet. You may pick up a race packet for another participant, provided you have a copy of their photo ID.

 

Race T-Shirts:

Our 2017 shirts were so popular, we are bringing back the Jersee Tees! The last day to receive a race t-shirt with registration is March 31st.

While we try to make sure everyone receives the t-shirt size they requested during race registration, we unfortunately cannot guarantee sizes. 

 

Chip-timing:

The race will be chip-timed by Commonwealth Timing! Results will be posted online after completion of the race at www.commonwealthtiming.net/.

 

Race Bibs:

Each registered participant that chooses the “Race Bib” option, will be assigned a bib number which has a disposable RFID chip, a light-weight disposable timing device that remains on your bib. For the chip to work properly, please wear your bib on the front of your torso at chest level, where it is clearly visible.

Please do not fold or wrinkle your bib. It is the registered participant’s responsibility to wear the bib that is specifically assigned to them.

 

Race Awards:

  • Race Medals and Lucky Road gift certificates to the top 3 overall female/male winners.
  • Race medals and Lucky Road gift certificates to the top 3 female/male winners in the following age groups:                                          8 – 13, 14 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 +

 

Starting Groups:

The race kicks off with one big mass start, but don’t worry – we’ll be organized about it! Line up with the group that best matches your projected pace:

  • Runners
  • Joggers
  • Jog/Walkers
  • Walkers/Joggers
  • Walkers & Strollers

 

Tips & Safety

  • You may NOT bring outside alcohol.
  • Minimum Age to run or walk is 5. Any child under 5 must be in a stroller, jogger, or carrier. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • In consideration of the safety of all participants, NO HAND CYCLES, BICYCLES, HOVERBOARDS, ANIMALS ON LEASHES, SKATEBOARDS or SKATES will be allowed on the course.
  • Event registrants grant permission to The Race to Parenthood to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.