Grace Race 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, May 17

  9 AM

   Rain or Shine

                                         Open to All Ages

                                       Sponsored by First Baptist Church of Hopewell


Entry Fee:  We are asking for a canned food/non-perishable food item donation as an entry fee for the Grace Race.  This donation will go to the local food pantry.  Donations can be made when registering for the race.  If registering online, please bring your donation the day of the race.


Registration:  Online registration is now closed, but we will still accept registrations the morning of the race beginning at 8:15 am.


Register in person at First Baptist Church (401 N. 2nd Ave., Hopewell, VA 23860) at the following times inside the entrance to the Family Life Center [sliding glass doors]:

Mon.,   April 28    6 pm - 8 pm

Sat.,     May 3       8 am - noon

Thurs., May 15    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sat.,     May 17     8 am - 8:45 am at Registration Table (see below) on day of the race.


Packet Pick Up:  Day before the race - Friday, May 16, from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at First Baptist Church, Hopewell.


Race Day Information: 

     Location:  City Park on Appomattox Street (park is located a block behind First Baptist Church and across the street
                       from the rear of the Hopewell Library).

     Parking:    Lots available on N. Main Street beside First Baptist Church and also in front of First Baptist and in the field
                       behind the church;
Library Street; and at Hopewell Post Office lot on Poythress Street.


     Racers should plan to arrive early for parking and meet at the starting line around 8:55 am.

     Those who did not pick up their packet the day before should proceed to the registration table (
located behind the 
Hopewell Library) to pick up your racing bib.

     The race will go in waves approximately 5 minutes apart:  1st wave - runners, 2nd wave - joggers, 3rd wave - walkers.

The Grace Race Route:  click here

     There will be musicians and bands along the route and snacks provided at the completion
of the race.  Come out and have