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Weekend Pick: Genworth Virginia 10 Miler

The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler will celebrate its 40th year this coming weekend, September 27th – 28th, in Lynchburg, Virginia. There will be races for both runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. With more than 4000 people participating, this historic event, along with the many festivities, is sure to be a memorable one.

Adult runners can choose between the 10 Miler, which costs $75, and the 4 Miler, which costs $50.  There is also a 4 Mile walk option, which also costs $50. There will be live music and DJs throughout the course, so there’s really no need to use your own device. They encourage everyone to keep this event headphone-free.

Please note that online registration has closed. However, there are still plenty of ways to sign up. You can wait until the day-of or head to the Amazement Square Warehouse Thursday and Friday. Here participants can also pick up their bibs and race packets. To keep things easy, all three of these races will start at E.C. Glass High School at 8am on Saturday. Check the event website for specific course information.

The Amazing Mile has been around for more than a decade and is a race just for children. This year, they have the event split up into 3 categories, 1 mile, ½ mile and ¼ mile, allowing for even more participants who are 13 years old and younger. These races will take place on Friday, September 27th starting at 6:15pm. The Family Festival will go from 4:30-7:30pm and is another part of the weekend’s festivities. There will be concessions, a rock wall, face painting, and more.

Like any good race, there will be a celebration afterwards. There will be food, cold beverages, live music, and massages inside E.C. Glass High School.

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Looking for something a little more South? Check out our other weekend pick, National Public Lands Day in Pisgah National Forest!

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