Sunday, January 23, 2022

Capital Trail 100 to run through James City County Saturday

James City County residents and motorists will need to be on the lookout for racers this weekend. (Courtesy James City County)

James City County residents and motorists will need to be on the lookout for racers this weekend.

The Capital Trail 100 will pass through James City County Saturday along the Virginia Capital Trail, according to a county news release.

Beginning at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, the race will lead runners from Richmond to Williamsburg and back.

Residents are advised that they may notice higher-than-average traffic between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., according to the release. The Virginia Capital Trail will remain open to the public during the race.

Teams of six racers — or teams of four called “ultra racers” — will cover the 100 miles in a relay, with exchange stations throughout the Virginia Capital Trail, according to the event’s website. Two of the exchange stations are located within James City County, at Jamestown Beach Event Park and Chickahominy Riverfront Park.

Each runner will run three of the course’s 18 legs, which range from 3.5 to 8.5 miles in length.

Once runners reach Jamestown Beach Event Park, they will turn around and begin their team’s trek back to Richmond. The race’s cut-off is midnight Saturday.

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