Get ready for the most exciting meet of the year! Now four years running, the RVA Relays is a meet you cannot miss with an added 13 banks of lights, string lights along the course, LIVE RESULTS, and an enhanced coaches' hospitality area!
That isn't it though... We have also moved the "open race" to just before the "A"races at 7:30pm and made it a "Glow Run" where all the coaches, parents, fans, and anyone else can compete.
Glow Run Information:
Registration for the "Glow Run" will start at 4:00pm and cash or checks are accepted. The fee is $10 per person for this and the elementary/middle school races. You will receive a bib and chip for this race. Registration will close for this race 30 minutes prior to the start time (6:30pm). You can sign up for this event at the finish line tent. High School coaches can receive a bib for free if their team is competing.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us to let us know what we can do to ensure you and/or your team's attendance to our great event!
Email race coordinator: Nolan Jez at Njezva@gmail.com
Meet Director & Host School Coach is Neil Mathews (Lee-Davis)
When: Saturday September, 26rd
Where: Pole Green Park (Mechnicsville), just north of Richmond VA
Estimated Time Schedule:
Coaches Meeting 3:50pm
"B&C" Mens Relay Race 4:30pm
"B&C" Womens Relay Race 5:30pm
"Extras" Men's 2500m Race 6:40pm
"Extras" Men's 2500m Race (Sec. 2)6:50pm
Lights Come on!
"Extras" Women's 2500m Race 7:00pm
Middle & Elementary School 2500m Race 7:10
Glow Run Coaches & Open Race 7:30pm
Men's Championship Relay 7:50pm
Women's Championship Relay 8:50pm
Awards immediately after final event
This meet will also provide great exposure for your teams and athletes with interviews of the winning teams, great photo coverage, and video coverage of all the races.
We ask that you have your five best runners run on the "A" relay team followed by your next 5 on the "B" team and then "C" team.
Pole Green Park address for GPS directions:
8996 Pole Green Park Ln Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Sanctioned: Will hopefully be sanctioned by the VHSL for in-state schools and NFHS for Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington D.C. We will wait until the new school year to update this information.
Course Description: The course is mostly flat terrain that is 90% grass. Every mile is clearly marked as well as every 1000 meters. This is on the upper course and not in the woods. It is very well marked and lit for both great racing but also safety. The loop will be 2500m
Boys 5x2500m - 36:57.18 Midlothian 2015
Girls 5x2500m- 42:56.83 Maggie Walker 2015
5 Fastest Boys' 2500m Splits (to be updated)
1 Ryan Bascaglia Maggie Walker 7:01.50 1
2 Zack Witt Glen Allen 7:03.83 2
3 Randy Hahn Midlothian 7:06.00 3
4 Bashir Mosavel-Lo Deep Run 7:11.03 4
5 Carson Fernandez Fauquier 7:14.00 5
5 Fastest Girls' 2500m Splits (to be updated)
1 Rachel McArthur Patriot 7:46.00 1
2 Emma Call Maggie Walker 8:10.70 2
3 Madeline King Ocean Lakes 8:25.00 3
4 Abby Wied Patriot 8:28.00 4
5 Julia Squillante Mountian View 8:31.61 5
Pole Green Park 5K Course Records:
Boys - Silas Frantz (Douglas Freeman) 15:24 2010
Girls - Megan Moye (Cosby) 17:39 2011
School Limits: We will be accepting the first 70 high schools who submit a $100 deposit to reserve their spot into the meet. This deposit will be credited to your total amount. The remaining difference of final entry fee total must be paid prior or by the day of the meet.
$250 for entire team (this includes entries into every race)
$150 per gender (this includes entries into every race for that gender)
$10 per individual athlete for extras race
$150 for entire team
$75 per gender
$5 per individual athlete
$10 per individual
Mail payment to:
--To be updated --
Online Registration: Teams enter on this page (top right) if you need Registration Help click here!
Entry Deadline: Entries will close online at midnight five days prior to the event. All entries and team roster submissions must be done online. NO EXCEPTIONS! Make sure that you have selected all runners from your roster who will be competing on race day by this deadline.
Check-In: All athletes and teams should report to their starting boxes 15 minutes prior to their race is scheduled to begin.
Awards: The first place team (for each gender), decided by overall placing in all three relays, will receive a team trophy. The winning "A" relay teams will receive custom RVA Relays backpacks. The fastest splits of the meet will also receive custom RVA Relays backpacks. Winners of the open races as well as the "B" & "C" relay races will receive medals.
T-Shirts: Short and long sleeve T-shirts will be for sale during the meet.
$20 - Long Sleeve
$15 - Short Sleeve
Concession: A concession stand run by the Lee-Davis program will be selling drinks (gatorade, water, soda) and food (healthy food for runners and regular concession food for spectators) throughout the meet.
Parking: There is NO fee for parking at Pole Green Park! There will be two nearby lots (one smaller gravel lot closest to the course which will fill up early and another nearby adjacent large grassy field for majority parking). No buses will be permitted to park in the gravel lot and will need to park in the grassy field. Both parking areas are close walking distance to course and there will be parking volunteers directing you where to park and where for buses to unload and pick up.
Trainer & EMS on-site: We will have a certified trainer and EMS unit on-site for any injuries or emergencies. Please bring your own athletic tape. We we will have a sweeping gator utility vehicle in every race to pick up any distressed or injured runners on the course.
HOTELS NEAR THE POLE GREEN PARK
Hampton Inn Mechanicsville (IHOP next door)
7433 Bell Creek Road Mechanicsville VA 23111
3.3 miles 7 Minutes
Holiday Inn Express Mechanicsville (IHOP next door)
7441 Bell Creek Road Mechanicsville VA 23111
3.3 miles 7 Minutes
Courtyard Marriott- North/Glen Allen
10077 Brook Road Glen Allen VA 23059
6.5 miles 11 minutes
9701 Brook Road Glen Allen VA 23059
6.5 miles 11 minutes
Wyndam Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
1000 Virginia Center Parkway Glen Allen VA 23059
7 miles 14 minutes
Nolan Jez (RVA Relays Race Coordinator)
Neil Mathews (Host school)