Heart of Ghent 10K

4th ANNUAL EVENT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015

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

September 26, 2015.

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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 September 26, 2015.



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 inaugural year. This event is already becoming 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

4th 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.



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


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


Parking:
Plenty of free parking is available at various Ghent businesses nearby. See Directions for directions to the race site


Registration:
The registration fee is; $35 until 8/3/15, $40 8/4/15-9/25/15, $45 on race day for all Adult 10K participants, and includes: race number, official race Tech shirt, great post race party and more! The registration fee for the Children's run is $10, and includes: race number, and souvenir finisher medal. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email on Wednesday September 23rd. See the Registration page to get registered.


Corporate Team Challenge:
For the first time, Heart of Ghent 10k offers Corporate Team Challenge presented in part, by The Blocker Family YMCA.

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.

The Corporate Team Challenge gets employees of all types moving. No matter the speed, teams are an easy way to encourage teamwork and a fun atmosphere among co-workers!. Any corporation, profit or non‐profit, may participate. All full and part‐time employees are eligible and encouraged to join! The more, the merrier!


Packet Pickup:
Early packet pick up will be on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Running Etc. at 1707 Colley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517. 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.


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.


Pre-Race:
Join Hot House Yoga for a pre and post race stretch at the main stage. Avoid potential injuries by loosening and lengthening muscles especially legs and hips.


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


Charities:
This race will benefit local charities ACCESS AIDS Care, For Kids, Ronald McDonald House, EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center and Blocker Family YMCA.


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.

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

4th ANNUAL EVENT

Heart of Ghent 10K Course Map



Directions

Early Packet Pick-up Location
Early packet pick up and late registration will be available on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Running Etc. at 1707 Colley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517



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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 volunteer 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.
Register as an individual volunteer
To register as a group, first have your group chairperson register your group by clicking the link below. From there the group leader will need to create a username and password to log in and set up the group. Once the group is set up, direct each member of your group to sign up for your group as shown below. Special prizes will be given to the largest volunteer group.
Create a Group
Register for a group. After your group chairperson has created your group, please click the link below to sign up for the group. Select the group you would like to join from the drop down list and enter the password provided to you by your group chairperson. Complete the required information and submit.
Register for a Group
If you have any questions, please contact MettleEvents.com at email: team@mettleevents.com. Volunteers are eligible for door prizes, access to the post race party along with a volunteer "thank you" gift. Thank you!!!
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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 September 26, 2015.

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 September 26, 2015.

2015 Event Charities


Celebrating its 30th year in service, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Norfolk provides support for families with children facing medical challenges and programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. We fulfill our mission by providing a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children. Please consider supporting the children and families we serve by designating RMHC on your race registration. Ronald McDonald House




At ACCESS AIDS Care we have worked to adapt our services to the advances that have been made to fight HIV and AIDS. Individuals are now living longer with the disease, but their need for services from ACCESS AIDS Care has not diminished. In addition, the face of HIV/AIDS is constantly changing and it is our commitment to our community to serve those children, women and men who are affected by HIV/AIDS.

For more information about ACCESS AIDS Care and opportunities on how you can help, visit us at http://www.accessaids.org or contact Shannon Bowman at sbowman@accessaids.org




PROGRAMS THAT WORK
Housing: ForKids gives shelter to over 50 families in crisis. Families have a safe place to stay while they gain essential skills, stabilize employment, reduce debt and work toward self-sufficiency.
Education: Over 300 children find tutoring, mentoring and coaching through a variety of educational opportunities. Hot Meals and Homework provides at-risk children with weekly tutoring and a hot meal for their entire family.
Clinical Services: Clinical counseling, health care advocacy, employment counseling, budgeting classes, parenting classes and safety classes contribute to the self-sufficiency of 175 parents and their children.
Donate. Volunteer. Advocate.
For more information call 622-6400 or visit www.forkidsva.org.




EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center

It¹s estimated that 500,000 men, women and children in Virginia are living with diabetes, and Hampton Roads is a hotspot for the disease. If the present trend continues, as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050. EVMS is here to help. We have brought together the ideal experts ­ scientists, clinicians and educators ­ to discover ways to treat the debilitating complications and, ultimately, to find a cure. We are leading the fight against diabetes in our own community. Research discoveries and treatment breakthroughs made here hold promise for improving lives not only in Hampton Roads but around the world. To join the fight, please visit http://www.evms.edu/diabetes or contact Laurie Harrison at 446-6047.




Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA

YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that help healthy spirit, mind and body. At the Y, we believe health and wellness are more than diet and exercise. It's spending time with family, getting closer to neighbors and building community ties. It's about staying active, connected and strong. for all.



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