By: Sherry Williams Kidd | Twitter: @PGJournal
Posted: March 29, 2019 | 12:30 p.m.
Registration rate increases on March 30
PRINCE GEORGE – Runners from in and around Prince George County will be lacing up their most comfortable shoes for the 4th annual Appomattox River Regional Park 5K Trail Run, hosted by the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation, the Riverside Regional Jail, and the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River
The beautiful scenic trail located at 800 FOLAR Trail in North Prince George will serve as the venue for the popular event on Saturday, April 6, with a starting time of 9 a.m. Participants at all levels, whether you walk, jog, or run like the wind, are encouraged to come out and enjoy the festivities.
Cost of race registration is $20, and an event T-shirt will be given to all individuals that have registered by March 29.
Registration will be $25 beginning March 30. Cost of registration for members of Tri-City Road Runners, TCRR, is $17, if received by March 29, and $25 beginning March 30.
Registration for students thru grade 12 is $12.
Registration for couples is $30 prior to March 29, and $40 beginning March 30. Short-Sleeve event T-shirts will be given to all those that have registered by March 29, but shirts are not guaranteed on the day of the race.
Sizes will be limited as the race draws closer. All profits and donations will go toward Special Olympics and FOLAR.
“Come out and enjoy the great outdoors at the 4th Annual Appomattox River Regional Park 5K Trail Run,” said Keith B. Rotzoll, CPRP, CPSI, Director of Parks and Recreation, Prince George County! “Participants can walk, jog, or run this beautiful course. At the same time, you will be helping to support the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River, FOLAR, as well as the Special Olympics.”
There are several ways to register. You can register by returning your completed entry form to Prince George Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 68, Prince George, Virginia 23875, or you can register online at https://www.runsignup.com/arrp-5k. For additional information, telephone Parks and Recreation at (804) 458-6164.
“This year, we have changed the course to feature more wooded trails and river views,” Rotzoll said! “Make sure you register before March 30th to guarantee your event t-shirt. You will not want to miss one of the most beautiful and scenic 5Ks in the commonwealth.”
The course of the race will take runners throughout the park and wind along the flowing river. The race will give the participants an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Park. The park features an observation deck, education and river site pavilions, disability-accessible overlook, a volunteer-built stone bridge, a 10-station exercise trail, and a canoe/kayak launch.