Thursday, February 22, 2024

Virginia State Parks Adventure Series returns for 7th year

RICHMOND — Virginia State Parks’ one-of-a-kind multi-sport race series kicks off on Feb. 18, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation announced.

This year’s Adventure Series presented by Dominion Energy consists of 24 races, including triathlons, mountain biking races, adventure races and more.

The competitions will be held at 13 different parks across the state, from the coast to the mountains.

Locally, York River State Park will be the site of the  Arbor Day 15k on April 28 and the Taskinas Creek Half Marathon hosted by Happy Cat Events on June 2.

(Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation)

Adventure Series participants can win prizes by earning points in the competition category or the achievement category, the Department of Conservation and Recreation said. These prizes include Virginia State Parks annual passes and gift cards, cash and REI gift cards.

“The Virginia State Parks Adventure Series presented by Dominion Energy is our way of spotlighting some of the exciting sporting events held in state parks and letting people know that parks aren’t just for camping and hiking,” said Promotions Manager Steve Boyd. “The series features events for all skill levels and ages, from 5ks and adventure races to triathlons and ultramarathons. Come for a race weekend and enjoy all our parks have to offer.”

To learn more about the categories and prizes or to register for one of the 24 races, go to virginiastateparks.gov/adventure-series.

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