Heart of Ghent 10k and Children's Run presented by Towne Bank

  Start time: 8:00 AM
  Norfolk, VA
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We're proud to announce the return of the Heart of Ghent 10K coming to the historic streets of Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

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 event returning after its successful fifth year. This event is a "don't miss" race on the regional running calendar.

Five bands will be playing at party zones along the course to keep runners energized and spectators entertained.

Race Course:
Heart of Ghent 10K and Kid's Fun Run starts and finishes on Colley Avenue in Ghent across from Blair Middle School 730 Spotswood 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

Plenty of free parking is available at various Ghent businesses nearby and in legal street parking spots. See Directions Heart of Ghent Parking Map for an interactive map of suggested parking zones

The registration fee is; $40 until 1/1/17, $45 1/2/17-8/01/17, $50 8/2/17-8/22/17 and $55 on race day for all Adult 10K participants, and includes: race number, official race Tech shirt, custom finisher medal, great post race party and more! The registration fee for the Children's run is $15, and includes: race number, and souvenir finisher medal. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email on Wednesday September 20th. See the Registration page to get registered.

Best of Norfolk Series:
Coming back this year Mettle Events is offering a Best of Norfolk Challenge Race Series. This year, we are offering four races consisting of Heart of Ghent 10K on Sept 23, Riverview Village 1 Mile Dash on October 8, Wards Corner 10K on October 14 and the Tacky Sweater 5K on December 9. Register for one, or all four events and receive progressive discounted entry the more you register for. A custom series finisher medal will be presented at the Tacky Sweater 5K for participants completing the entire series. Also, series participants are eligible for Best of Norfolk overall and age group awards. Participants must register for the series at the time of entry. Registering for each event individually will not qualify you for discounts, finisher medals or awards.

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Map of Heart of Ghent 10k and Children's Run presented by Towne Bank