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Richmond Raceway to Host Expanded Second Annual Checkered Flag Running Race on September 8

Richmond Raceway will kick off its first September NASCAR playoff race month with the expanded second annual Checkered Flag running race on a new fall date, Saturday, September 8. Runners will now have the option to run in the 10K or 5K, and children ages 14 and under are invited to race in the one mile Kids Run. Last year’s inaugural Checkered Flag 5K kicked off the Toyota Spring Race Weekend.

This year’s race, which will take runners around the expansive Richmond Raceway Complex property for a unique runners’ view of the facility, will now be called the Checkered Flag 10k.

All race participants will receive a Checkered Flag 10K t-shirt and medal along with a voucher for a grandstand ticket to the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday, September 22. Kids who participate in the Kids Run will receive a t-shirt, medal, and voucher for a grandstand ticket to the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Friday, September 21. The race will be run in partnership with Bishop’s Events with 25 percent of all profits going to Richmond Raceway Cares.

“The Checkered Flag 10K will showcase the historic track to current and future fans at the second annual running event at Richmond Raceway,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “From motorsports to concerts to community events, Richmond is a destination for athletes and fans throughout the year. The running community welcomed last year’s running event to the busy racing calendar in RVA. The September date will be a fun way to roll into our first-ever NASCAR playoff races on September 21 and 22.”

The 10K and 5K races will give fans a unique view of Richmond Raceway Complex as they run around the 1,100 acre property. Participants will view our campgrounds as well as the historic track like never before as the track is under construction for the infield redevelopment project, Richmond Raceway Reimagined. The races will also highlight some of Richmond’s most popular camping destinations during race weekends.

For fans who want may not be able to make it to the track, they will be able to participate with a virtual 10K run. Our partner at Bishop’s Events are offering the virtual course option, and participants will receive a medal for completion.

The Checkered Flag 10K will take place on Saturday, September 8 at 8:45 a.m. with the 5K beginning at 9 a.m., and the one mile Kids Run starting at 8:25 a.m. Early bird registration is $55 for the 10K, $40 for the 5K $15 for the Kids Run and $12 for the virtual option through August 15. For more information or to register for the Checkered Flag 10K, visit

Richmond Raceway 2018 NASCAR Season

The Toyota Spring Race Weekend returns “under the lights” for the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash4Cash race and TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on April 20-21.

Richmond’s Fall Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, will make history with the grand opening of Richmond Raceway Reimagined, a $30 million infield redevelopment project, along with hosting the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race and the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on Sept. 21-22. To learn more about Reimagined, visit

Tickets for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend and Fall Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at

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