Powhatan Creek Trail 5K Run/Walk

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Runners, the Colonial Road Runners 8th Annual Powhatan Creek Trail 5K Run/Walk (8:30 a.m. and 8:35 a.m.) and One Mile Fun Run/Walk (8:00 a.m.) will take place Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School, 3131 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188.This is a Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event. Online registration open until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, September 17, 2020 at www.RunSignUp.com/race/va/williamsburg/CRRGP. Race day registration starts at 7:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19, 2020.To volunteer for the CRR finish line crew, email or call Rick Platt at rickplatt1@juno.com or cell phone 757-345-1431, landline 757-229-7375. CRR finish line volunteers should report around 7:30 a.m., to be ready for one mile fun run start at 8 a.m.

Organized by and benefiting the Colonial Road Runners Team Travel Fund under the leadership of race director Terry McManus.

Time Schedule:

7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. – race day registration and packet pickup at Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School

7:30 a.m. – CRR finish line volunteers report (to be ready for one mile fun run start)

8:00 a.m. – 1 mile fun run/walk start

8:30 a.m. – 5K run/walk start (1st wave, men’s wave)

8:35 a.m. – 5K run/walk start (2nd wave, women’s wave, and all race walkers)

9:45 a.m. – Modified awards ceremony**

** CRR will be distributing overall and age group awards from the September 5th Run the DOG Street Challenge 5K after the Powhatan Creek Trail 5K, and also quickly announcing the PCT 5K results, but the actual PCT 5K awards will be distributed at the next CRR Grand Prix race (September 26, New Quarter Park) or at CRR group runs.

Coronavirus procedures: Several things will change due to the Coronavirus, and requirements from James City County and the JCC Parks and Recreation.

1) There will be no access to the school as in past years, whether the gymnasium or rest rooms at the lower level. There will be several porta-potties available for the runners. The packet pickup and late registration will be at the main entrance in front of the school on the upper level (next to the parking lot). There is an overhang of the roof to protect from any possible rain. The porta-potties and the usual race start will be adjacent to that parking lot. The finish line will be at the usual location on the lower level, but runners will quickly move back up to the race registration area for refreshments and the modified awards ceremony.

2) Runners should wear masks while in the registration/packet pickup area, and for the porta-potties, and keep the proper 6-foot social distancing.

3) Although Virginia is back to Phase 3 (250-person limit for public events), the CRR will continue with multiple start waves, to ensure social distancing. Also due to the relatively narrow and out-and-back Powhatan Creek Trail course, and the possible wet bridges, it’s best to spread out the runners as much as possible, which is being done with two separate wave starts.

4) The first 5K wave start is at 8:30 a.m., and is for all men, both open men (ages 39-and-under) and Masters men (40-and-over), but not for the male race walkers.5) The second 5K wave start is at 8:35 a.m., and is for all women, both open women and Masters women, and also for all race walkers, male and female.Entries: $25 fee online, $30 late and race day.T-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered runners. Race day while supplies last.No fee for 1 mile fun run/walk ($10 fee with T-shirt).Refreshments bag distributed after race.Course: Out-and-back on the Powhatan Creek Trail, a rolling, paved bike path, starting and finishing at the school. Mostly shaded, very scenic, with wooden bridges across streams and wetlands. No traffic.Information: Terry McManus, Race Director (757-999-2097). Email: tmcmanus03@gmail.comRick Platt, Race Coordinator (757-345-1431 cell, 757-229-7375 landline). Email: rickplatt1@juno.comDirections: From Route 199. Exit Route 199 at Rt. 5 (John Tyler Highway). Go west on Route 5 two miles and turn left onto Ironbound Road at the 7-11 intersection. The school is at 3131 Ironbound Road, less than a half mile from the intersection of Route 5 and Ironbound Road.From Colonial Williamsburg and Richmond Road via Jamestown Road. Turn onto Jamestown Road going west. Follow Jamestown Road, going straight through the intersection with Route 199. After about 3 miles, you will see a 7-11 on your right. Before the 7-11, turn right onto Ironbound Road. Go about a mile and the school will be on your left at 3131 Ironbound Road, less than a half mile before the traffic light at Five Forks.

5) The second 5K wave start is at 8:35 a.m., and is for all women, both open women and Masters women, and also for all race walkers, male and female.Entries: $25 fee online, $30 late and race day.T-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered runners. Race day while supplies last.No fee for 1 mile fun run/walk ($10 fee with T-shirt).Refreshments bag distributed after race.Course: Out-and-back on the Powhatan Creek Trail, a rolling, paved bike path, starting and finishing at the school. Mostly shaded, very scenic, with wooden bridges across streams and wetlands. No traffic.

Information: Terry McManus, Race Director (757-999-2097). Email: tmcmanus03@gmail.com

Rick Platt, Race Coordinator (757-345-1431 cell, 757-229-7375 landline). Email: rickplatt1@juno.com

Directions:

From Route 199. Exit Route 199 at Rt. 5 (John Tyler Highway). Go west on Route 5 two miles and turn left onto Ironbound Road at the 7-11 intersection. The school is at 3131 Ironbound Road, less than a half mile from the intersection of Route 5 and Ironbound Road.

From Colonial Williamsburg and Richmond Road via Jamestown Road. Turn onto Jamestown Road going west. Follow Jamestown Road, going straight through the intersection with Route 199. After about 3 miles, you will see a 7-11 on your right. Before the 7-11, turn right onto Ironbound Road. Go about a mile and the school will be on your left at 3131 Ironbound Road, less than a half mile before the traffic light at Five Forks.

8th Annual Powhatan Creek Trail 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run

runsignup.com8th Annual Powhatan Creek Trail 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun RunThe 8th Annual Powhatan Creek Trail 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run is on Saturday September 19, 2020.