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Saturday 25 October 2014 9 AM Browntown, VA

The race is this Saturday! Forecast looks fantastic!
Looks like we'll have sunny skies and temperatures around 50° for Saturday's race (see the NWS forecast), so if you've been on the fence about participating, you're not going to get much better conditions for enjoying our highly scenic course!

Online registration is open through the end of Thursday! Race day sign-ups are more than welcome too, of course, but you'll save four bucks by preregistering.

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Hope we'll see you in Browntown on Saturday morning!

Easily the most scenic road race in the Shenandoah Valley, the Greasy-Gooney 10K is slated to take place on Saturday 25 October 2014 in the tiny Warren County village of Browntown. You'll be treated to beautiful views of the rural countryside and the nearby Blue Ridge, all at the height of the valley's fall foliage season. Sure, the course is somewhat challenging, but it's worth the effort. This race may be small, but it's one you're not likely to forget. Runners & joggers of all speeds are welcome to participate!

Registration is open! Save four bucks by signing up in advance by mail or online, or register on race day between 7:45 and 8:45 AM. See the registration page for printable entry forms and info about online registration!

As of 23 October, we have 51 entrants! We'll add names of preregistrants to our list of registered runners as more entry forms and online entries come in.

We're in need of volunteers on race day to help us with water stops, parking, and the finish line. If you'd be interested in pitching in, contact Karsten Brown by e-mail or at (540) 635-1773.

Although there's no real reason to do so, feel free to follow/RSVP/like us on these social media sites:

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Shenandoah Valley Runners
Shenandoah Valley Runners
  Warren Heritage Society
Warren Heritage Society

O.J. Rudacille's General Merchandise
Thanks to Tom Lacombe, owner of O.J. Rudacille's Store in Browntown, for his assistance! After the race, feel free to stop by the store and buy a soda or some chips!
Browntown Community Center Association
Browntown Community Center Association
  Browntown Baptist Church
Browntown Baptist Church
Parking, registration, and the finish line are all in Browntown, Virginia, near the intersection of Route 649 (Browntown Road) and Route 613 (Bentonville Road). Browntown is about eight miles south of Front Royal. See the directions page for more details!

Schedule of events (Sat. 25 October)
7:45 AM - Race day registration & check-in begins
8:45 AM - Registration ends
9:00 AM - 10K start
10:15 AM - Approximate start of awards ceremony

IMPORTANT NOTE: While parking, registration, and the finish line are all right near each other in Browntown, the starting line is 0.8 miles west of Browntown on Route 613 (Bentonville Road). We don't have any sort of shuttle service, so you'll have to walk or jog there. Thus, please arrive in Browntown early enough to register or check in before 8:45 AM, so that you'll have plenty of time to get to the start before 9:00!

A gorgeous but occasionally tough ten kilometer (6.2 mile) "U"-shaped route starting on Route 613 and following the Gooney Manor Loop up the Greasy Run valley and back down the Gooney Run valley to Browntown. The first half is basically uphill, with 480 feet of elevation gain, while the second half is almost entirely downhill. The course is USATF certified (#VA99025RT). See the course info page for a more detailed description, elevation profile, and maps. And if you want to view some of the scenery beforehand, browse our selection of course photos!

We'll have trophies for the top three males and females overall, plus smaller trophies for the top three ladies and gentlemen in the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & over. We'll also have some mostly inexpensive prizes to hand out randomly during the awards ceremony (including Halloween candy, a Hello Kitty cocoa mug set, an off-brand lava lamp, a couple books, a handheld water bottle, arm warmers, Spongebob bubble bath, two men's & two ladies' Timex Ironman Triathlon 30-lap watches from the 2013 Annapolis Ten Mile Run, and some other stuff). (Our Facebook page has photos of this year's selection of random prizes!)

Entry fees

If there are any proceeds from the race, they will be donated to the Browntown Community Center Association.

The fine print
This is a small-ish, relatively low-key event without many volunteers or resources. Please be aware that the course will be open to vehicular traffic, so participants will need to pay extra attention during the race. For safety and insurance reasons, participants may not run the race with personal listening devices (i.e. headphones), baby joggers, or dogs; violators will be disqualified (more info). On-site medical assistance will not be available. Entry fees are non-refundable, and entries are non-transferable (more info).

For more information
If you have any questions, or if you'd like to serve as a volunteer on race day, just contact race director Karsten Brown by e-mail or at (540) 635-1773. For answers to some frequently asked questions, check our Frequently Asked Questions page.

The Greasy-Gooney 10K Web pages are maintained by Karsten Brown.