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Gritty Leakes Trail Marathons (Half and Full)

To Register: Gritty Leakes Trail Marathons – November 6, 2021

November 6, 2021

Half & Full Marathon Trail Race. This is our inaugural trail race in Goochland, Virginia. The race follows the trails at Leakes Mill Park, site of a former Gristmill, surrounded by beautiful landscape. The countryside is as historic as it is beautiful. Leakes Mill Park is a 176-acre facility located approximately three miles west of the Goochland Courthouse area. The park features three fully irrigated multi-use Bermuda athletic fields, a concession/restroom facility, two picnic shelters, and a large playground.  The park also features miles of multi-use trails with ten unique bridge crossings and access to the park’s namesake, Leakes Mill.
This Gritty run begins with a short stretch on a gravel access road to help spread everyone out before hitting the singletrack at the WTF trailhead.  From there the course winds and loops and makes use of all the well groomed, often root covered singletrack trails within the park. Sections of long climbs and eternal descents are broken up by short and steep undulating sections and stretches of flat running. Half Marathoners do the course once, Marathoners will repeat it all one more time to earn their unique Finisher’s Awards.
There will be two main aide stations offering water, Tailwind Nutrition, and soda, as well as stocked with both cold and hot food. Aide will be available at the Start/Finish as well as at the beginning of the Fortune’s Loop. This aide station is accessible to spectators by a short walk down the fire road. Please remind your friends and family to comply with volunteer instructions at this aide station to avoid blocking runner’s access to the trail and aide.
Both races will start and finish from the main parking lot. This will also serve as the main hub of the race. The Main aid station will be located here where you can see your runner. This will be a great area for your friends and family to hang out. There is a playground for the younger kids. We’ll have music playing, a cornhole set up, and other fun events going on to keep you entertained while spectators cheer. There are also indoor restrooms located in this area.
Anyone wanting to volunteer please contact us at raceteamrva@gmail.com and we will work with you to figure out how you can best help make this race experience even better for the runners. Volunteers donating at least 4 hours of time will earn 20% the next season’s training team.
All Finishers of both distances will earn a keepsake medal and a Finisher’s tee shirt. Marathon Finishers will also earn a special Award for mastering this difficult course.
Top Finisher’s awards for the top Male and Female Overall Finishers at each
For our inaugural year with the Gritty Leakes, registration for everyone is $60 for the Half Marathon and $70 for the Full Marathon.
Registrants who Start the race will be guaranteed this low price for every sequential year they register and Start the race. Next year will be a price increase so don’t miss this chance to get the lowest price possible and lock it in for years to come!
Registration for this event will be limited to 100 runners total.
The race will follow the most recent CDC guidelines regarding mask use, wave starts, spectator limits. Please check our website at www.raceteamrva.com for any updates prior to race day.
There are no refunds for this race! Runners can transfer to another one of my races or defer until next year.
Must be at least 14 years old day of race for the Half Marathon, with parent/guardian permission, and at least 18 years old day of the race to participate in the Full Marathon.
NO PETS allowed on the course race day.
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