Muddy Squirrel




Experience the James River as you've never seen it before as you run, ride, and paddle your way through this epic multi-sport adventure in beautiful Botetourt County. Registration opens 3/1/18. Individuals: $50 before 4/1; $60 after 4/1 & before 8/15; $70 after 8/15

Relay teams (per person): $40 

The Swag: Participants will receive a race t-shirt (guaranteed if registered by 8/15) and a post-race beer (for those 21 and over).  Top finishers will receive unique awards and serious braggin' rights!

Start: Buchanan Town Park, 2 p.m.  You may transport your kayak to the Springwood Boat Landing on your way to the park or we can transport it for you ($5 fee).  We will have volunteers at Springwood beginning at noon.  Packet pick-up and on-site race registration will be at the gazebo from noon to 1:30.   

Stage 1: The Run  (approximately 2 miles)
Start/Finish on Lowe St near the Town Park
--Proceed west on Lowe St, cross Rt. 11, go through tunnel on 19th St.
--Left on Spotswood Ave
--Left on 16th St.
--Right on Boyd St.
--Left on Bridge St.
--Left on Parkway Dr. 
-- Cross Rt. 11 to Lowe St, back to bike transition at Town Park

Stage 2: The Bike -- Approximately 13 miles through rolling, country roads, ending at the Springwood boat landing, upstream from Buchanan.​​  Here's a course map of the bike route...

Stage 3: The Paddle -- Approximately 5 miles down the James River from the Springwood Boat Landing to the the Buchanan Boat Landing next to Twin River Outfitters.  It's a beautiful, easy paddle -- unless you are racing!    

No boat? No problem.  Contact Twin River Outfitters at (540)261-7334 or email at to rent a boat for the day at a special race rate.

Relay Team Option -- Three members, any gender or age combination you want.  One person does each stage.  Register as a relay team with a team name.

Finish: Buchanan Town Park where the Pork By the James Festival will be in full swing with music and food.  Please pick up your bike at Springwood ASAP after you finish.  We'll have volunteers at Springwood until 30 minutes after the last racer finishes.  

Please share your training updates and pictures with us on our Facebook page!  Be sure to tag your posts #RunRideRiver.

Sept 15, 2018


2 mile road run + 13 mile road bike + 5 mile kayak = 20 miles of fun!

​***same course as 2016 & 2017***


(540) 797-0217