Great Race Courses and Places to Run in Metro Richmond

 

Bear Creek State Park in Cumberland County off of Rt. 60. Site of Swinging Bridge Trail Run. Many blazed trails.

Bryan Park A nice park with lake and rolling hills. About 1.5 miles of running on outer course. Great azalea gardens in the Spring.

Canal Walk A 1.25-mile corridor from the historic Tredegar Iron Works site, just west of 5th Street, to 17th Street on the east.

Cheswick Park Up to 1-mile exercise trail off of Forrest Ave. next to Koger Center in Henrico.

Deep Run Park ½ and ~ 1-mile trail off of Ridgefield and Gaskins in Henrico.

Henricus Park “A good place to run is at Henricus Park off Rt 10 going towards Chester.  The trail there is wide enough for vehicular traffic.  It is almost 4 miles out, mostly dirt with some graveled parts, and marked every .5 mile.  So you can get in about an 8 mile run.  You find a few walkers, bird watchers, some runners, and some bikers there.  A very nice quiet place to run.”  Thanx to Christy Gambill for submitting this.

Huguenot Park Between Robious Rd. and Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield.  ¾ mile crushed stone trail in the woods.

Innsbrook Corporate Center 5 K Course 5 K course used for many club races in Henrico.

James River Park - Main Area The main area has three entrances off Riverside Drive at 43rd Street, Reedy Creek and 22nd Street.

James River Park - Belle Isle The main access to Belle Isle is by pedestrian footbridge from Tredegar Street on the North shore.

James River Park - Pony Pasture The main access is off of Riverside Drive.

NTELOS 8K Course Down Broad St. and back from the Capital area. City street running.

Petersberg Battlefield  Petersburg Battlefield, Route 36, adjacent to Ft. Lee.  The paved road, with one-way traffic and a bike/run lane, is 3.5 miles long, allowing up to a 7 mile run.  There are also over 10 miles of trails, with numerous loops.  It is clean, quiet, and relatively traffic free.  A one-year family pass is only $15.00  Open dawn to dusk except Federal holidays. Thanks to Don Sutherland for submitting this.

Pocahontas State Park  in Chesterfield. Cross-country course with many trails.

Richmond National Battlefield Park Cross-country course with many trails.

Richmond SunTrust Marathon Course Circuit course around Richmond through many of the best running areas.

Rockwood Park  Rockwood Park on the Southside has some great trails, both paved and unpaved.  The paved trail has mile markers. Thanks to Lori Barnes for bring this to the clubs attention.

University of Richmond College campus course with hills.

Xterra Course on the James River Heavy-duty course along and across the river.

 

 

 

Points of Interest in Richmond

 

Agecroft Hall

http://www.agecrofthall.com/

Barksdale Theatre

http://www.barksdalerichmond.org/

Black History Museum

http://www.blackhistorymuseum.org/

Chesterfield Museum Complex

www.co.chesterfield.va.us/tourism/

Children’s Museum of Richmond

http://www.c-mor.org/

Chimborazo Medical Museum

www.nps.gov/rich/pphtml/facilities.html

Colonial Downs Race Track

http://www.colonialdowns.com/

Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

http://www.artsglenallen.com/

Edgar Allan Poe Museum

http://www.poemuseum.org/

Elegba Folklore Society

http://www.elegbafolkloresociety.org/

Hand Workshop Art Center

http://www.handworkshop.org/

Henricus Historic Park

http://www.henricus.org/

Hollywood Cemetery

http://www.hollywoodcemetery.org/

James River & Kanawha Canal Walk

http://www.richmondriverfront.com/

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

http://www.lewisginter.org/

Library of Virginia

http://www.lva.lib.va.us/

Maggie Walker National Historic Site

www.nps.gov/malw/

Maymont

http://www.maymont.org/

Museum and White House of the Confederacy

http://www.moc.org/

Old Dominion Railway Museum

www.odcnrhs.org/docs/museum.asp

Paramount’s Kings Dominion

http://www.kingsdominion.com/

Richmond National Battlefield Park

http://www.nps.gov/rich/

Richmond River District

http://www.richmondriverdistrict.com/

Science Museum of Virginia

http://www.smv.org/

Sherwood Forest Plantation

http://www.sherwoodforest.org/

Shirley Plantation

http://www.shirleyplantation.com/

Theatre IV

http://www.theatreiv.org/

Valentine Richmond History Center

http://www.valentinemuseum.com/

Virginia Historical Society and Museum

http://www.vahistorical.org/

Virginia Holocaust Museum

http://www.va-holocaust.com/

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/

Wilton House Museum

http://www.wiltonhousemuseum.org/

17th Street Farmers Market

www.17thstreetfarmersmarket.com

 

 

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