its largest community festival, 5K and fundraiser for charity.

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a 5K or themed one-mile fun run

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complete with food trucks, music, art and kids activities.

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and increase awareness for your non-profit organization.

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the event to promote your brand, engage employees, and supporting local charities.

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includes kids activities, fitness demonstrations, art, music, vendors, sponsor exhibits, and more!

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Donate to charity!

Donate $10 or more and receive a Flying Squirrels ticket.

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Thanks to everyone that participated in this year’s VCU Broad Street Mile! Race results and event photos are available at the following links.


If you cannot participate and would like to donate to one of the 40 participating charities, CLICK HERE for the event fundraising page.(Everyone that donates $10 or more to a charity will receive a complimentary ticket to a 2015 Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball game!)

The VCU Broad Street Mile combines a street festival with a 5K Run and series of one-mile fun runs on the city’s major thoroughfare, Broad Street. In addition to providing a fun, festive event, the VCU Broad Street Mile provides a turnkey fundraising opportunity for local community organizations. We are excited to introduce the VCU 5K which is a new addition for 2014!

Broad Street will be transformed into two areas, a running course and festival. The running course will feature the VCU 5K to kick-off the event, and five themed one-mile races that start at 20 minute intervals. The FREE festival will feature live music, food trucks, local vendors, kids activities and a new RVA Sports Zone featuring the Richmond Flying Squirrels and other local professional sports teams. People are encouraged to come enjoy the festival even if you are not participating in one of the run/walks.

DATE: Saturday, September 20, 2014
TIME: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Broad Street between Belvidere Street and Hermitage Road
FESTIVAL: FREE & open to the public
RUN/WALK: See options below

Food vendors, live bands, sponsors, and a new RVA Sports Zone with VCU Athletics, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond Raiders, and the Richmond Kickers!

Live performances by:
10:10 am   Emma Davis
10:30 am   Photosynthesizers
11:30 am    Downbeat Switch
12:30 pm    Black Girls

VCU 5K Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance – Go the distance! Run or walk in support of your favorite local charity. (Start time: 10:00AM)

Spirit Mile – What are you passionate about? Show us your spirit! Dress to represent your school, sports team, youth group, etc. (Start time: 11:20 AM)

No Limits Mile – Run to support individuals that have overcome obstacles such as major illnesses, disabilities and other life challenges. (Start time: 12:00PM)

Window World Kids Mile – Children run with Rodney the Ram and area mascots in support of children’s charities. (Start time: 12:20 PM)

Fido Fest Doggie Dash Sponsored by the Richmond Times-Disptach – Run or walk a mile with man’s best friend to support animal-related charities*. (Start time: 12:40PM)

Doggie Dash Guidelines

  • Please only bring dogs that are well-behaved and used to being around other dogs and people.
  • Limit one dog per person.
  • Please display ID tags on your pet’s collar at all times.
  • Please clean-up after your four-legged friend. Bags will be available, but we encourage you to bring your own.
  • Dogs should be kept on a short leash and under control at all times. No flex leads permitted.
  • Participating pets must be current on vaccinations (proof not required), at least 6 months of age, and not in heat/season.

Fun Run Cost
- Kids (5 & Under): FREE
- Students (Middle School, High School or College): $5 until September 1, $10 after September 1, $15 after September 18
- Adults: $10 until September 1 , $15 after September 1 , $20 after September 18

5K Cost
- Students (Middle School, High School or College): $15 until September 1, $20 after September 1, $25 after September 18
- Adults: $20 until September 1 , $25 after September 1 , $30 after September 18

** Please note that t-shirts are NOT INCLUDED in the registration fee, and sizes are not guaranteed if you register after September 6, 2014

Friday, Sept 19th, from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
Saturday, Sept 20th, open from 8:30 am – 11:30 am.

Location: On Friday, packet pick up will be in the breezeway outside of Barnes & Noble on Broad Street between the book store and the VCU Welcome Center. The Barnes and Noble address is 1111 West Broad Street. On Saturday, packets may be picked up at the registration table at the corner of Broad and Harrison.

Photo ID required for packet pick-up. You may pick up a packet for another pre-registered runner provided you have a copy of their photo ID and they have already signed their waiver.


Course Map_2014 VCU Broad Street Mile

Yes, on-site registration is available but there is a price increase. You may pay with cash or credit/debit card.
Location: On-site registration will take place at the corner of Broad and Harrison in front of the VCU Welcome Center.
Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Carpooling is strongly encouraged! Paid parking is available in the parking decks, as well as street parking. We encourage pre-paying for a parking space(s) in the West Broad Street deck by using the “Click and Park” option. This will secure a spot for you in the parking deck. The primary parking deck is located at:

West Broad Street Deck
1111 W. Broad Street (More info)
Click & Pay

Richmond 2015, the organizers of the UCI Road World Cycling Championships, will provide their bike valet service at the VCU Broad Street Mile Festival. Richmond 2015 is excited to provide this FREE valet service to anyone who rides to the event.

The way the valet works is, a cyclist rides up on his/her bike and they receive a valet ticket with a number on the top and bottom portion. The cyclist keeps the top portion while the bottom portion is affixed to the bicycle. The bike valet attendant then takes the bicycle and puts it inside the bike corral until the owner returns with the top portion of the ticket to claim their bike. It is very simple and again, it’s all FREE!

The bike valet will be located at the corner of Broad and N. Hancock Streets.

VCU Run Lab Seminars
The VCU Run Lab is comprised of sport biomechanists, exercise physiologists and coaches dedicated to helping athletes of all levels run better through science. As a part of the VCU Broad Street Mile, the VCU Run Lab will be hosting four seminars leading up to the event, each covering a different topic in regards to running, including training, nutrition, stretching and injury prevention.

Sign-up: click here!
Cost: FREE
Location: VCU Globe Lecture Hall, 830 West Grace Street, Room 1030J
Time: 6:00 pm
Seminar Dates:

  • August 20th: Nutrition & Running
  • September 3rd: Basics of Running & Training
  • September 10th: Stretching for Runners
  • September 15th: Injuries & Prevention