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 inaugural event that will prove to be a "don't miss" race on the regional running calendar.
Race Course: Heart of Ghent 10K and Kid's Fun Run starts and finishes on Colley Avenue in Ghent across from Blair Middle School 1520 Colley 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. See Directions for directions to the race site
Registration: The registration fee is $35 until 8/31/13, $40 9/1/13-9/20/13, $45 on race day for all Adult 10K participants, and includes: race number, official race Tech shirt, great post race party and more! The registration fee for the Children's run is $10, and includes: race number, and souvenir finisher medal. Make checks payable to Heart of Ghent 10K. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email on Wednesday September 19th. See the Registration page to get registered.
Packet Pickup: Early packet pick up will be on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Running Etc. at 1707 Colley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517 and on race day at at Naro Theater 1507 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517 from 6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.. See theMaps 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. Kid’s Fun Run participants will receive a souvenir finisher medal.
Charities: This race will benefit local charities yet to be chosen.
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 Ghent’s own O’Connor Brewing Company will be on tap. There will also be live music. The party continues all day throughout Ghent. Many restaurants and businesses will be offering specials throughout the day.