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.
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.
Plenty of free parking is available at various Ghent businesses nearby. See Directions for directions to the race site
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, custom finisher medal, 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 Blocker Family YMCA 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!
Read more about the benefits of your company and coworkers getting involved in the Blocker Family YMCA Corporate Team Challenge here.
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.
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.
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 directed and managed by MettleEvents.com.
This race will benefit local charities ACCESS AIDS Care, For Kids, Ronald McDonald House, EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center and Blocker Family YMCA.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.