As the month of November begins, runners continue to train for upcoming running events. The Virginia 10 Miler at the end of September always inspires some individuals to become runners.
From 5K events and turkey trots to the Mountain Masochist 50 Miler Trail Run, you will find lots of running events on the calendar at Riverside Runners.
Join the Lynchburg Road Runners in November to meet new friends who share a love of running. Members of the Lynchburg Road Runners gather in small groups for morning and evening runs throughout the week.
Running with others helps improve your running and keeps you motivated to do your best. Encourage each other to meet at the same time one or more days each week to train.
Lynchburg Road Runners spend a lot of hours making the Virginia 10 Miler one of the top road running races on the East Coast and also help with many other local running events.
The Aid Station recently moved from Forest to their new location in Wyndhurst. Training groups have begun at The Aid Station. The six-week class, which began Oct. 31, will help you increase your speed, strength and endurance.
Here are some running events to add to your November running calendar. You will find more information and registration for these events at Riverside Runners and The Aid Station websites.
Runners will hit the trails for the Mountain Masochist 50 Miler at 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 2, running from the KOA Wildwood Campground in Monroe to Montebello. Serious trail runners will come from all over the country for this event.
There are also two 5K events on Nov. 2. The Apple Valley 5K begins at 10 a.m. at Gross' Orchard in Bedford. At Sweet Briar College, runners will begin at 8:30 a.m. for the Amherst Habitat for Humanity 5K.
On Nov. 9, runners can choose from the Valley View 5 Mile Trail Race at Snowflex or the Children of Our Hearts 5K at Peaks View Park. Both events begin at 9 a.m.
The 6th Annual Amherst County Turkey Trot and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held on Nov. 16 at Elon Elementary School, starting at 8:30 a.m.
The Girls on the Run of Central Virginia Celebratioin 5K will be held on the Sweet Briar College campus on Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. Girls from around the region have been training for this event and many local schools will be represented.
On Thanksgiving Day, there are two events scheduled in the area. The Presbyterian Homes & Family Alliance Turkey Trot will be held in downtown Lynchburg at 9 a.m. There's also a Youth Mile event.
In Altavista, runners will gather at English Park for the Altavista Giblet Jog 5K at 8:30 a.m. Running on Thanksgiving morning is a great way to start a day filled with good food.
Running is a great way to stay in shape. Register now for one or more of these running events. If you're not a runner, many of the events welcome walkers too. Run for fun in November.