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Saturday 26 October 2013 9 AM Browntown, VA

 
Thanks for running! 2013 results, splits, & photos are up!
 
 
Thanks for coming, everyone! Hope the clear skies and beautiful views made up for the frigid race time temperatures. We had a fine turnout of 92 finishers, with Seumas O'Reilly (34:19) and Michelle VanHorn (41:41) setting new course records on the newly-paved course.

OFFICIAL RESULTS are up, sorted both by overall finish place and age group place. Also posted are everybody's 5K split times! We're pretty sure everything's correct, but if you spot any mistakes, send us an e-mail.

RACE PHOTOS have also been posted, both on Picasa Web Albums and on Facebook in three sets (Set 1, Set 2, Set 3; feel free to tag anyone you know, and we'll happily approve all tag requests!). Special thanks to Denise Hyde for taking pics in the final mile. These photos are free for personal use. If you have questions about or problems with the photos, or if you have any G-G photos of your own that you'd like to share, let us know.

Many many many thanks to our race day volunteer crew, including (in alphabetical order) Kyra Brown, Nancy Bullock, Bob Gurtler, Vernon Heavner, Denise Hyde, Michele Kushner, Lynne Lawrence, Terry Leckie, Alexander Snyder, Alicia Shamblin, Nancy Specht, Bill Stahr, John Way, and Karen Young. If I forgot to mention/credit anyone, please let me know!

Thanks as well to Tom Lacombe, the Shenandoah Valley Runners, Browntown Baptist Church, the Ruehling family, and the Browntown Community Center Association. All proceeds from the race benefit the community center.

Looking for another race to run here in the Shenandoah Valley? The next big one is the Care2Cure HD-5K, taking place on Saturday 2 November at Millbrook High School up in Winchester, VA. The venerable ol' Berryville Turkey Trot Races will be held on Saturday 23 November at the new Clarke County High School in Berryville. The SVR Winter Series kicks off in December; check the SVR's site for details. And in January, G-G participant Jeff "J.C." Campbell hosts the low-key Freeze Your Snowballs Off 10K on Saturday 25 January down in Elkton; see the SVTC Events page for info.

If you have any questions or comments about this year's Greasy-Gooney 10K, or if anything eventful happened during the race that you'd like to pass along, feel free to send us a message. Next year's race is tentatively scheduled for Saturday 25 October 2014, so hopefully we'll see y'all back in Browntown next fall!
 

Easily the most scenic road race in the Shenandoah Valley, the Greasy-Gooney 10K is slated to take place on Saturday 26 October 2013 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!

 
LAST MINUTE NOTES & INFO
If you're planning on participating, visit our Final Instructions & Race Day Notes page to get a sense of what to expect on race day!

REGISTRATION
Registration is open! Save a couple 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?
We have 35 early registrants, but we'll surely see many more race day sign-ups. If you've signed up already, check our list of registered runners to confirm your entry!

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
 
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. 26 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 has 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.