The 12k (7.45645 miles) and the 5k (3.1 miles) Virginia Memorial Day Races takes participants from the Striker’s West Creek field through West Creek Business Park, finishing at the starting point. This is an out and back race course. Race participants and spectators will enjoy the beautiful scenic views along the West Creek Parkway where runners/walkers/wheeled racers will have full access to the four-lanes, median-divided roads that intertwine throughout the park. West Creek has become an integral part of the Richmond landscape and home to some of the region’s largest businesses including Capital One, CarMax, Virginia Farm Bureau, Hospital Corporation of America, Performance Food Group, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The race course winds through the most scenic areas of the park, inhabited by wildlife, you will be challenged by some of the rolling hills inside the park, enjoy the patriotic themes along the race course, and of course, take in the gorgeous views as you pass two of large lakes that serve as a backdrop to this race.
Water stops will be strategically placed along the race course at the following mile markers:
- 12k – Mile 1.75, Mile 3.75, and Mile 5 & 6.2 (same stop)
- 5k – Mile 1.75
Of course, water is available at the start/finish too.
Below are links to the race course along with a map of each course.
12k course link: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/707702311
5k course link: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/707695013
Family Meeting Area
The family meeting area will be located inside the park and will be available for participants looking to reunite with family and friends. Please note that additional fencing with designated entry and exit points will be in place around the soccer field & finish area. Anyone entering the restricted area within the park with a backpack, bag, purse, etc. will be subject to a search.
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