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 Pivot Physical Therapy (formerly Pivot 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 8/2/17-8/22/17 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:
Coming back this year Mettle Events is offering a Best of Norfolk Challenge Race Series. This year, we are offering four races consisting of Heart of Ghent 10K on Sept 23, Riverview Village 1 Mile Dash on October 8, Wards Corner 10K on October 14 and the Tacky Sweater 5K on December 9. Register for one, or all four events and receive progressive discounted entry the more you register for. A custom series finisher medal will be presented at the Tacky Sweater 5K for participants completing the entire series. Also, series participants are 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 the 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 Pivot Physical Therapy (formerly 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 LGBT Life Center, Tree of Lives, For Kids, 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!

Virginia Beach's cover band Milk Crate Mafia (MCM) specializes in putting their own spin on well-known tunes... sometimes playing acoustic....sometimes full electric... Come on out to the party! And bring us a milk crate if you have one, we could use some more. Milk Crate MafiaMilk Crate Mafia on Youtube 


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 1/1/17, $45 1/2/17-8/02/17, $50 8/2/17-8/23/17 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:
Coming back this year Mettle Events is offering a Best of Norfolk Challenge Race Series. This year, we are offering four races consisting of Heart of Ghent 10K on Sept 23, Riverview Village 1 Mile Dash on October 8, Wards Corner 10K on October 14 and the Tacky Sweater 5K on December 9. Register for one, or all four events and receive progressive discounted entry the more you register for (12% off for three races, 15% for four). A custom series finisher medal will be presented at the Tacky Sweater 5K for participants completing the entire series. Also, series participants are 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.


Become a Fundraiser
Set up your own fundraising page to raise money for your chosen event charity Crowdrise


Entry List
See who's registered here. Entry List


Early packet pick up will be on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Pivot Physical Therapy (formerly 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 Pivot Physical Therapy (formerly 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


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, Septermber 23, 2017.

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.

2017 Event Charities


About the LGBT Center of Hampton Roads

LGBT Life Center (formerly ACCESS AIDS Care/The LGBT Center of Hampton Roads) is a trusted leader that empowers the LGBTQ communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities and providing transformative education and advocacy. Primary services include medical case management, medication assistance, transportation services, housing, HIV education and testing.

For more information on LGBT Life Center, please visit LGBT Life Center or call 757-640-0929.




ForKids
ForKids has been working towards our mission to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children in southeastern Virginia for almost 30 years, and our experience has taught us that we must offer these parents and children more than a place to sleep. Our comprehensive model offers a protective shield of services to the families in our programs, touching the lives of over 46,000 local residents each year. Providing housing, support services, children’s education, and access to community resources, ForKids supports the well-being of approximately 165 families each day, including over 325 children, from Greater Hampton Roads. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate.
For more information call 622-6400 or visit www.forkidsva.org.




EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center

The EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center (SDC) in Norfolk, Virginia, is comprised of a renowned international team of endocrinology experts – clinical providers, scientists and educators – working to find the cure for diabetes and to prevent the debilitating complications of neuropathy and cardiovascular disease. We are committed to improving quality of life for patients with diabetes and other metabolic disorders by developing innovative methods for treatment and diagnosis. To join the fight, please visit Strelitz Diabetes Center or contact Laurie Harrison at 446-6047.




Norfolk Family YMCA's

We've been around for a long time, so it's easy to take the YMCA's impact on our community for granted. As a locally based nonprofit organization, our number one priority is to serve this community. So every tax-deductible dollar you donate directly affects all of us in the best possible way: through before and after school care, swim lessons, health and wellness for seniors, diabetes prevention, summer camps, teen leadership, family activities, and scholarships to ensure our doors are always open for those most in need. The Y is us. You, me, your family, your neighbors, your coworkers, your children's schoolmates. Together, we can laugh, learn, sweat, swim, socialize, find the support we need and share that support with others in need. And it works, because we do it together.

Visit us on the web at Southhampton Roads YMCA's



Whether you are an old friend of Tree of Lives or just getting to know us, there is a lot that you don't yet know about our rich history. Watch our video, "At the Center of an Epidemic," and learn how Tree of Lives came to be involved in fighting the battle against AIDS in Kenya.

For more information about Tree of Lives, please visit or call 757-644-8233 treeoflives.info@gmail.com. Tree of Lives.

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