Stage 3: The Paddle -- Approximately 5 miles down the James River from the Springwood Boat Landing to the the Buchanan Boa Landing next to Twin River Outfitter. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Other training opportunities
Want to REALLY improve your running? We'll be offering a 6 week trail running training series starting April 6. Although it's designed to introduce you to running off-road, we think the format and camaraderie will help you run more comfortably WHEREVER you run.
We'll offer several pre-rides of the bike route during the spring/summer. Stay tuned for dates! We'll post them here and on our Facebook page.
Please share your training updates and pictures with us on our Facebook page! Be sure to tag your posts #RunRideRiver.
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. 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.
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...