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. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better with a 5K route through the VCU Campus and more performances from local community organizations in the festival area.
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, October 17, 2015
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, RVA Sports Zone with VCU Athletics, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond Raiders, and the Richmond Kickers!
ENTERTAINMENT (Main Stage)
VCU 5K Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance – Go the distance! Run or walk in support of your favorite local charity. (Start time: 10:10AM)
Spirit Mile - What are you passionate about? Show us your spirit! Dress to represent your school, sports team, youth group, etc. (Start time: 11:30 AM)
No Limits Mile - Run to support individuals that have overcome obstacles such as major illnesses, disabilities and other life challenges. (Start time: 12:10 PM)
Kids Mile - Children run with Rodney the Ram and area mascots in support of children’s charities. (Start time: 12:30 PM)
Senior Mile - Seniors and their family and friends run in support of causes that support our aging community. (Start time: 12:50 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: 1:10 PM)
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 October 1, $10 after October 1, $15 after October 15
- Adults: $10 until October 1 , $15 after October 1 , $20 after October 15
- Students (Middle School, High School or College): $15 until October 1, $20 after October 1, $25 after October 15
- Adults: $20 until October 1 , $25 after October 1 , $30 after October 15
** Please note that t-shirts are NOT INCLUDED in the registration fee, and sizes are not guaranteed if you register after October 1, 2015.
Friday, October 15th, from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
Saturday, October 17th, open from 8:30 am – 11:30 am.
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.
5K & Fun Run COURSE MAP
Yes, on-site registration is available but there is a price increase. You may pay with cash or credit/debit card.
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)
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.
Location: VCU Globe Lecture Hall, 830 West Grace Street, Room 1030J
Time: 6:00 pm
Seminar Dates: TBD
Thanks to everyone that participated in this year’s VCU Broad Street Mile! Race results and event photos are available at the following links.