April 12, 2024

Shiver In The River 2020 – (Cleanup/5K/Jump)

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Saturday, 02/29/2020

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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 challenging EVERY member of CVT to participate or donate at some level to make this event a success. 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, all for a great cause.

About the event

Pre-registration/Packet Pick Up:

Register or pick up your earned incentives on Friday February 28th from 3 – 6 PM to beat the rush at the event site, Historic Tredegar at 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond 23219 or starting at 9:30 AM the day of the event at Tredegar.

9:30 a.m. Check-in and bag check at Historic Tredegar, then get ready for cleanup

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, open to all ages and you can earn incentives by creating a fundraising page. We will do a group picture at 11:30 with all our bags of trash and recyclables.

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, taking 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).  EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS DECEMBER 31, 2019.  When you create a fundraising page, your registration fee counts toward your incentive awards.  Short sleeve T-shirts are included in the 5K registration.  There are two registration options, one for adults 13+ years, and one for children ages 5-12 years.  Please note, race registration fees are nonrefundable.

1:30 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.  Must be 13 years and older to participate in the Jump.  *Participation in the James River Jump does not mean you have to get completely wet, but you have the option to go in all the way. As long as you enter the River up to your ankles, you have participated. You must wear shoes. No diving.

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Winter Festival!
There will be music, beverages, food, heated tents and more!  This is the Coolest Winter Festival in Richmond, and shows our love for Virginia!  Numerous food trucks will be on site for food purchase. Soda, water and beer will be available for purchase. Water Tank will be on-site; bring your water bottle

Street parking is available on a first come, first served basis.
Parking is available in the Federal Reserve lot on Bragg Street for $5

Street Closures:
Tredegar Street will be closed to traffic from 11:45 am until 1:15 pm.

What to bring with you:
Community Cleanup – Gloves, warm clothes, and sturdy shoes that you wouldn’t mind getting dirty. We will
provide water, bags and grabbers.

5K Walk/Run – Comfortable tennis shoes, warm layers. Strollers for young children are permitted but there
are stairs.

James River Jump – Bathing suit, towel, change of clothes and shoes. Two Changing Tents will be located on
site as you exit the river; one for women and one for men.

Create your own Fundraising Page!
Whether you cleanup, walk, run, or jump, you can help Keep Virginia Beautiful by raising funds starting right now!  Funds raised will be use to support litter prevention, community outreach, education, recycling and beautification for Richmond and Virginia.  Raise a minimum of $75 in any of these three events to earn your coveted Shiver in the River long sleeve T-shirt! Incentives are earned by individuals, not teams, so please elect to create your own fundraising page if you are planning to join the James River Leap or earn incentives.

About the cause:
The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment through five impact areas: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Waste Reduction, Beautification, and Environmental Education.

*Use the text below to register with Keep Virginia Beautiful before you RSVP for this CVT event


Click or tap here to join the team,

and select the events you will attend.


Team Name is Central Virginia Trailblazers and Team Captain is Keith Kersey

Register before December 31st, 2019 to save on 5K registration and for a chance to win a VIP package.

You can participate in one, two, or all three events.

  1. Clean Up – FREE
  2. 5k Walk/Run $25 registration
  3. Jump in the James $75 fundraising minimum

*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 .

Incentives for Individual Fund Raising:
Raise $75 to earn a coveted long-sleeve Shiver in the River T-shirt
Raise $150 to earn a Shiver logo Beanie or Shiver logo Headband + Long Sleeve T-shirt
Raise $300 to earn an official Shiver in the River beach towel + a Shiver logo Beanie or Shiver logo Headband + Long Sleeve T-shirt
Raise $500 to earn VIP access at Shiver for complimentary Hors d’oeuvres and Beer + Shiver in the River beach towel + a Shiver logo Beanie or Shiver logo Headband + Long Sleeve T-shirt
Raise $1,000 to earn a $100 Visa gift card + VIP access at Shiver + Shiver in the River beach towel + a Shiver logo Beanie or Shiver logo Headband + Long Sleeve T-shirt



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!!


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