The Run for the River 4 Mile Trail Run/Walk has the same focus as all of our races: good, friendly, and fun competition, but this one is also geared to those of you who would like to enjoy a walk on 4 miles of trail along the beautiful Rappahannock River and the historic Fredericksburg Canal.

This year the R4R is again part of the Rock the River Community Festival. Expect some amazing music, art, and Virginia craft beers – plus a variety of local vendors and family events. All of it is happening at Old Mill Park from 11 am until 8 pm on June 1. If you are a river lover, you can also compete in the 39th Great White Water Canoe Race. Go to the ACA website for details. More info about Rock the River FXBG can be found at Everyone is welcome and participants can purchase beer tickets at the Rock the River FXBG info tent once they finished the race.

 A portion of the race fees will be donated to support the Friends of the Rappahannock!!

Competitors will all run/walk the same distance – an exact 4 mile course. We use calibrated cycling computers to measure the course. The course will cross 4 roads, but the running will take place on the paved foot path along the Rappahannock and the Fredericksburg. The path is open to the public and thus not closed to other foot/bike traffic. The course will be secured as much as possible, however. Race Timing Unlimited is handling the timing, so there will be a professional finish line set up and professionally handled race results. Strollers and dogs (on leash) are welcome.

Race day packet pick-up and race day registration will happen at Old Mill Park starting at 7:00 AM. We will be set up under the pavilion right by the playground. NEW RACE START TIME FOR 2019 IS 8:15 AM. Packets can also be picked up at Lucky Road Run Shop in Eagle Village, Fredericksburg, 22401, Friday 5/31 from 12 noon until 5 pm.

Categories: Male and Female: 0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60+. Awards go three deep.

Perks for pre-registration (ends at 7:00 pm Wednesday before race day): awesome free T-shirt. If we run out, we will give you $5 back or you can donate the money to the F.O.R. ONLY pre-registered participants will get the chance to receive a shirt. The earlier you register, the higher the chance to get one. Shirts will be ordered 14 days prior to race day.