James River Scramble (10kish)
Beware: The James River Scramble is not your typical Saturday stroll in the park.
Along this 10k-ish course you may encounter roots, gravel, rough terrain, and low-hanging branches. Up for the challenge? You’ll get to experience firsthand some of RVA’s best outdoor gems. This is not a race for walkers.
Cost & Registration
Through April 15: $35
April 16 – May 9: $40
May 10 – May 15: $45
Includes a cool event t-shirt and chip timed bib.
Please note: There is a 500 person cap for this event.
Virtual option available! Complete your 10k on the course of your choice during the month of May. Submit your results by May 31 to be added to our virtual leaderboard.
Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable, even in the case of a race cancellation, postponement, event format changes, and/or if you are unable to participate.
Virginia Lottery Packet Pickup
Virginia Lottery Packet Pickup will take place in Forest Hill park from 6am-7am on Saturday, May 15.
Note, the James River Scramble will not provide bag check.
The James River Scramble will have water stops along the course. Please note water stops will be self-serve and cup-less. Participants must bring their own hydration system.
Start/Finish: Forest Hill Park near the Stone House
This course offers more trail and less pavement! The James River Scramble will start near the Stone House before heading out onto a single track trail.
Note about Course Map: As is the nature of trail races, it can be difficult to create a map that accurately reflects the true distance of the course. Please keep in mind that this map is intended to give you a better understanding of the course and that the race route is approximately a 10k.
*Course is subject to change.
- All participants must be at least 7 years old to participate. We ask that all children under the age of 14 be accompanied by an adult.
- This event is cup-less. You must bring your own hydration device.
The James River Scramble will utilize wave starts in order to control volume on the trails and keep participants socially distanced. Start waves will be organized by predicted pace per mile. The start line and corral will be set-up in a socially distanced manner with markings on the ground denoting where participants should stand. We will start participants in small groups with a set interval between each group.
Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finisher.