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Saturday 25 October 2014 9 AM Browntown, VA

 
The Web site is now up to date!
 
 
Everything has finally been updated for the 2014 race, and registration is open! Sorry it took us so long. The race should be pretty much the same as in previous years. Hope we'll see you in Browntown on the 25th!
 

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!

 
SITE UPDATED FOR 2014!
Sorry it's taken us so long to get the Web site updated for this year's race! Everything's pretty much up to speed now, with complete race details and entry info. (If you spot any errors or glitches, please let us know.)

REGISTER NOW!
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!

WHO'S RUNNING THIS YEAR?
As of 30 September, we have seven entrants! We'll add names of preregistrants to our list of registered runners as more entry forms and online entries come in.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
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.

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

  Greasy-Gooney 10K on Facebook Facebook Greasy-Gooney 10K on Twitter Twitter
  Greasy-Gooney 10K on DailyMile DailyMile Greasy-Gooney 10K on Athlinks Athlinks

RACE SPONSORS
Shenandoah Valley Runners
Shenandoah Valley Runners
  Warren Heritage Society
Warren Heritage Society

SPECIAL THANKS
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

OUR SISTER RACE
Festival of Leaves 5K

If you're looking for another fine race to run in Warren County, the Festival of Leaves 5K will be held in Front Royal on Saturday 11 October! It's a lower budget affair than Greasy-Gooney (and not nearly as scenic), but many of the same people are involved.
 
Location
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!

Course
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!

Awards
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 inexpensive prizes (Halloween candy, etc.) to hand out randomly during the awards ceremony. (Our Facebook page will have photos of this year's selection of random prizes!)

Entry fees

Beneficiary
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.