Williamsburg runners can lace up their running shoes next month and help raise money to make summer better for the community’s children.
The starting gun for the 5th annual Jamestown 4-H Discovery Run 10K will go off at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 24, according to a press release from Jamestown 4-H.
4-H is a national non-profit whose 500,000 volunteers and 3,500 professionals provide mentorship and support to children through programs at local branches. The Jamestown 4-H offers leadership training and environmental education through year-round camping programs.
All proceeds from the Discovery Run will go towards Jamestown 4-H’s Camper Scholarship Fund, which helps send local children to summer camp.
The race course begins and ends at the Jamestown 4-H Center. It will take runners along three of the area’s best-known trails: The Virginia Capital Trail, the Greensprings Trail and the Powhatan Creek Trail.
The course is largely flat and smooth, with surfaces such as wooden bridges, pavement, hard-packed dirt and crushed stone.
The race will be followed by a one-mile fun run/walk at 10:30 a.m.
A post-race social will feature refreshments and shade in a picnic pavilion overlooking the James River. There will also be awards for the top finishers.
Runners can register for the 10K for $30 and for the fun run/walk for $10 by March 16. Registration after March 16 will cost an additional $5 for both races.
Registration can be done online or on race day at the 4-H Center.