9:30 am - 4:00 pm
As a group, we spend a lot of time in and around the James River all year. Our city is blessed to have such a beautiful resource for hiking, biking, swimming, paddling, tubing and so much more. I am excited to take part in an event that will make it even more beautiful and enjoyable. I am challenging every member of CVT to participate or donate at some level to make this event a success.
About the event
Shiver in the River is the coolest winter festival in RVA! You can clean up, walk/run, or jump in the James River — or do all three! You and your family can participate in as much or as little as you want, and you can form teams challenging your family, friends and co-workers.
10:00 a.m. Community Cleanup
Shiver in the River will start with a cleanup along the banks of the James River and in the RVA communities. Picking up litter and recyclables is at the very heart of Keep Virginia Beautiful. The cleanup is free, and you can earn incentives by creating a fundraising page.
12:00 Noon 5K Walk/Run
The 5K Walk/Run is a fun event for the whole family that will start and end at Historic Tredegar, and take in the beauty of the James River. Early Bird registration for adults is just $25 (children ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult, are $15). Online registration ends on Thursday, February 22nd, but walk up registration will be available at packet pickup on Friday, February 23rd, and on the day of the event. When you create a fundraising page, your registration fee counts toward your incentive awards. Short sleeve T-shirts are included in the 5K registration. Please note, race registration fees are not refundable.
2:00 p.m. The James River Jump
The highlight of Shiver in the River is the James River Jump! This fundraising Jump will take place along the chilly banks of the James near Historic Tredegar. A minimum of $75 must be raised to participate in the Jump and to receive a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt. Online registration ends on Thursday, February 22nd, but walk up registration will be available at packet pickup on Friday, February 23rd, and on the day of the event.
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Winter Festival!
There will be music, beverages, food, and more! This is the Coolest Winter Festival in Richmond, and shows our love for Virginia!
About the cause:
The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment through our impact areas: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Waste Reduction, Beautification, and Environmental Education.
*** You need to register for the event with Keep Virginia Beautiful before you RSVP here ***
You can participate in one, two, or all three events.
- Clean Up – FREE
- 5k Walk/Run $25 registration
- Jump in the James $75 fundraising minimum
Team Name is Central Virginia Trailblazers and Team Captain is Keith Kersey
*There is no “team” donation page, each participant should create a personal fundraising page.
Our Team total will be the combined funds raised by the individual members .
Trailblazers who participate in the cleanup will receive 1,000 bonus CVT Points! The Trailblazer who raises the most money will win a CVT Mystery Prize Pack worth over $25! Whoopee!!
We will gather at the northern end of the T. Tyler Potterfield bridge 30 minutes before each event for group photos. (9:30, 11:30 and 1:30)
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