Heart of Ghent 10K

6th ANNUAL EVENT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

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Heart of Ghent 10K coming to the historic streets of Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia

RACE DATE September 23, 2017

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Welcome to the Heart of Ghent 10K

We're proud to announce the return of the Heart of Ghent 10K coming to the historic streets of Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday, September 23, 2017.



Heart of Ghent 10K and Kid's Fun Run rings in the fall season to historic Ghent in Norfolk with a fit, festive, charitable family oriented run/walk through the historic and scenic Ghent neighborhood. With its unique blend of fine restaurants, boutiques, cafes, shopping, professional services, and quiet residential neighborhoods, Norfolk's Historic Ghent is an ideal location for this great event returning after its successful fifth year. This event is a "don't miss" race on the regional running calendar.


Five bands will be playing at party zones along the course to keep runners engergized and spectators entertained.

Heart of Ghent 10K

6th ANNUAL EVENT

Heart of Ghent 10K Event Information

Heart of Ghent 10K and Kid's Fun Run rings in the fall season to historic Ghent in Norfolk with a fit, festive, charitable family oriented run/walk through the historic and scenic Ghent neighborhood. With its unique blend of fine restaurants, boutiques, cafes, shopping, professional services, and quiet residential neighborhoods, Norfolk's Historic Ghent is an ideal location for this great event that is a "don't miss" race on the regional running calendar.



Training:
Visit our partners at Running Etc. for all of your running shoes and apparel needs. Their experienced and knowledgable staff can get you fit up in the right gear for you to make the most of your training. They also have weekly training group runs that can help get you to the starting line fit and ready to go!

If your training hits a snag, visit our partner Thomas Stites at Tidewater Physical Therapy for a physical therapy program that can help you recover from your injury and get back on your training path.



Race Course:
Heart of Ghent 10K and Kid's Fun Run starts and finishes on Colley Avenue in Ghent across from Blair Middle School 730 Spotswood Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517. 10K race starts promptly at 8 a.m. Kid's Fun Run at 9:30. See Maps for full course desctiptions


Parking:
Plenty of free parking is available at various Ghent businesses nearby and in legal street parking spots. See Directions Heart of Ghent Parking Map for an interactive map of suggested parking zones


Registration:
The registration fee is; $40 until 1/1/17, $45 1/2/17-8/01/17, $50 8/2/16-8/22/17 and $55 on race day for all Adult 10K participants, and includes: race number, official race Tech shirt, custom finisher medal, great post race party and more! The registration fee for the Children's run is $15, and includes: race number, and souvenir finisher medal. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email on Wednesday September 20th. See the Registration page to get registered.


Best of Norfolk Series:
This year Mettle Events is offering a special three race Best of Norfolk Challenge Series. The races consist of Heart of Ghent 10K on Sept 23, Wards Corner 10K on October 14 and the Tacky Sweater 5K on December 9. Register for all three events and receive discounted entry, custom series finisher medal and be eligible for Best of Norfolk overall and age group awards. Participants must register for the series at the time of entry. Registering for each event individually will not qualify you for discounts, finisher medals or awards.


Corporate Team Challenge: Corporate Team Challenge offers companies an extraordinary opportunity to add some excitement, team building and good‐natured competition to the work place while promoting health and fitness.

To register as a corporate team, simply select the corporate team member option when registering and select your corporate team. Your team captain will need to create a team upon initial entry.


Brewery Cup Challenge :
Do you run for beer?

Due to the explosion of craft brewery startups in recent years and their magnetism to the running community the Heart of Ghent 10K has introduced the Brewery Cup Challenge to its race this year. Runners affiliated with any craft brewery are encouraged to assemble a team and compete in the Brewery Cup Challenge. Two categories to include the largest and fastest Brewery Cup teams will be recognized with special awards. This race provides to perfect opportunity for our various brewery affiliated running groups to boast their alliance and compete for bragging rights. Individual team participants are also eligible for overall and age group awards.

To register as a brewery team, simply select the brewery team member option when registering and select your brewery team. Your team captain will need to create a team upon initial entry.

Packet Pickup:
Early packet pick up will be on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Tidewater Physical Therapy 250 West Brambleton Avenue Suite 100 Norfolk, VA 23510. Runners are encouraged to pick up early to avoid lines on race day. You may pick up packets for friends and family. Packet pickup is also available on race day in front of Blair Middle School 730 Spotswood Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517 from 6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.. See the Maps for directions to Running Etc. and race site.


Awards:
Top three overall male and female 10K run and 10K walk winners and top three male and female runners in each age category will receive awards; 12 and under 13-15, 16-19, 20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. Age group winners receive a hand made mermaid award from local artists at Bridget's in Ghent and gift certificate from Running Etc. Kid's Fun Run participants will receive a souvenir finisher medal.


Random Giveaway:
We'll be giving away random gifts from our vendors and sponsors in a raffle at the post race party. Stick around for your chance to win.


Race Directors:
Race directed and managed by MettleEvents.com.


Charities:
This race will benefit local charities ACCESS AIDS Care, Compassion Advocacy Network, For Kids, Ronald McDonald House, EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center and Norfolk YMCA's.

Live Video Streaming:
ViewItDoIt will be providing live video streaming and recording services at the event start, finish and on course in the NEON district.Viewers will be able to to control the view of the camera all from the comfort of their mobile device. View it Do it strives to give everyone that front row seat. Find out more at View it Do it



Post Race:
A post race party will be held in the parking lot beside Blair Middle School. Food will be provided by Moe's Southwest Grill and YNot Pizza and locally crafted beer from O'Connor and Smartmouth Brewing Companies will be on tap. There will also be live music by the band Dirty Toys. The party continues all day throughout Ghent. Many restaurants and businesses will be offering specials throughout the day.


POST RACE PARTY!

With members hailing from the far corners of the universe...party rock n roll band ...Dirty Toys... was formed in the Hampton Roads area with Eddie Cain ripping notes on the guitar...Kevin Moore conducting beats behind the drum kit...Chris Vann grooving on the bass...and master of ceremonies George K leading the carnival on vocals! Dirty Toys is notoriously known for their high-energy shows, crowd participation, and the infamous sexy shoe contest. dirty toys guarantees a great time for everyone!! Set list includes songs from every rock era...punk, classic, modern, alternative, original, and many more solid gold hits! Making sure you will be singing or out on the dance floor! Always professional! Always a great show! http://www.facebook.com/dirtytoyshttps://www.youtube.com/user/dirtytoysrock 


Tell Us Your Story:
We all run for different reasons and we want to know what moves you. Please share your story of motivation, life change, lost love, comradery or just plain love for the sport. Please send your story to team@mettleevents.com The winner will be announced at the post race party and will receive a 6 month free membership to the YMCA of South Hampton Roads.


Heart of Ghent 10K

6th ANNUAL EVENT

Register for the Heart of Ghent 10K

The registration fee is; $40 until 1/1/16, $45 1/2/16-8/02/16, $50 8/2/16-8/23/16 and $55 on race day for all Adult 10K participants, and includes: race number, official race shirt, great post race party with live entertainment, adult beverages, free food and more! The registration fee for the Children's run is $15, and includes: race number, and souvenir finisher medal.

Register for the Best of Norfolk Series:
For the second year, Mettle Events is offering a special three race Best of Norfolk Challenge Series. The races consist of Heart of Ghent 10K on Sept 23, Wards Corner 10K on October 14 and the Tacky Sweater 5K on December 9. Register for all three events and receive discounted entry, custom series finisher medal and be eligible for Best of Norfolk overall and age group awards. Participants must register for the series at the time of entry. Registering for each event individually will not qualify you for discounts, finisher medals or awards. The registration fee for all three events is $115


Early packet pick up will be on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Tidewater Physical Therapy 250 West Brambleton Avenue Suite 100 Norfolk, VA 23510.



Race Day Registration
Race day registration and packet pick up will be in front of Blair Middle School 730 Spotswood Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517 from 6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Live Race Day Results!
Register or check in at the expo using paperless registration kiosks. Bring your credit card.
Registered athletes and their fans will be able to sign up FREE to receive live split and finish results to mobile devices and/or Facebook and Twitter feeds register here.
Athletes bibs will contain a QR code that can be scanned with a smart phone and results will be immediately available on their mobile device.
Results will be posted live online here and at results kiosks near the finish.
Finisher videos will be posted on the results page putting all of the participant race stats and finisher video in one place.


Heart of Ghent 10K Course Map



Directions

Early Packet Pick-up Location
Early packet pick up will be on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Tidewater Physical Therapy 250 West Brambleton Avenue Suite 100 Norfolk, VA 23510.




Race Day Registration - Packet Pick-up Location
Race day registration and packet pick up will be in front of Blair Middle School 730 Spotswood Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517 from 6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.



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Volunteer

Volunteer for the Heart of Ghent 10K


The success of MettleEvents races depends on volunteers who give their time and energy in a variety of ways in support of these events. Many volunteer positions for this event still need to be filled. We ask that you, your family or group please consider signing up for one of these positions.
As an event volunteer, you will receive great satisfaction appreciation from your fellow athletes and the event charities . Volunteering at this event can also provide you or your group with community services hours that may be needed. On top of that each volunteer will receive a free race premium and goodie bag as well as being able to attend a very fun post-race party at Heart of Ghent 10K.
To register as an individual or group for the event, please click on the link below, read through the job descriptions, check the job for which you would like to perform and complete the necessary personal information.

Results


2017 Live Results


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2017 Event Charities

We are currently looking for charity partners for 2017.

Charity requirements are as follows:

  • Be an active GBA member.
  • Be a valid 501C (3) charity.
  • Commit to providing 25 volunteers and promotion of the race.
  • Submit valid documentation of 501 C (3) and request to participate NLT morning of May 5, 2016 to team@mettleevents.com
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