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2022 20-Mile Full Loop Run

  • 24 Sep 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Rivanna River Company, behind 1518 E High St


  • Run of the main Rivanna Trail loop only. Does NOT include admission to the Rivanna Roots concert afterwards.
  • Run of the main Rivanna Trail loop, with free admission to the Rivanna Roots concert afterwards.

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Join us for a run around the City of the full Rivanna Trail loop! September 24 is National Public Lands day, and to celebrate the Rivanna Trail's 30th anniversary we have a full weekend of events planned. We have a limited number of free tickets to Saturday's Rivanna Roots concert available to Full Hike participants - select the "Full Loop Run + Rivanna Roots" option if you wish to attend the concert afterwards.

In addition to this run of the full loop, we're offering a shorter run on Sunday, a hike of the entire loop, a family-friendly short walk, and a couple cycling options, as well as other special events. (Check the event overview for details of the other trail options and events.)

  • Distance: ~ 20 miles.
  • Run time: approximately 4 hours. This is variable due to rest stops and running speeds. We are not out to set any time record, but will keep a steady pace.
  • We run around the City in counterclockwise direction, using road walks and detours where necessary.
  • This run is self-supported, and all participants are responsible for their own navigation, water, and snacks. Navigation notes, rest stops, and water locations will be included in runner confirmation emails.
  • Start: The Rivanna River Company is located behind the Pie Chest & Lone Light Coffee (1518 E High St). Parking is available along Riverdale Drive and in the Burnley-Moran Elementary school parking lot, across High Street from our meeting point (map below). We leave from the RTF tent promptly at 8:00AM.
  • Finish: We'll end back at the RRC around noon, with plenty of time to rest up before the Rivanna Roots concert. The run is free, but admission to the concert is $12 in advance or $15 on-site -- but we will comp admission for the first 25 people who register for the full run! Local beer, wine, and food trucks will be on-site starting at 5:00, with the concert beginning at 6:00.
  • Important note: This is a strenuous run--20 miles over occasionally uneven terrain. We will have a number of volunteers in our group, and over the course of the run may fall into faster and slower groups, but assess your endurance and break in your shoes before the hike day.
  • By registering for this run, you:

    • Acknowledge having read the above description.
    • Acknowledge inherent risks, hazards, and dangers of this activity.
    • ŸAssume and accept any and all risks associated with participation.
    • ŸAttest that your physical and mental health are adequate for safe participation.
  • How to participate: No cost. Just register so we’ll know to expect you.
  • We'll send a final confirmation to registrants the week before the hike.