Come out to Warren County, VA for the Shenandoah Valley's most scenic road race! The 19th running of the Greasy-Gooney 10K
will take place on Saturday 28 October 2017
in Browntown, about 8 miles south of Front Royal. Held at the peak of the fall foliage season, the challenging 6.2 mile race loops through the foothills of the Blue Ridge, treating runners to gorgeous views of the mountains and countryside. It's a course you won't soon forget!
Browntown is located at the intersection of Route 649 (Browntown Road) and Route 613 (Bentonville Road) in southern Warren County, Virginia. Registration & check-in are at the finish line, just a few yards from this intersection. (In the event of inclement weather, registration will be held inside the Browntown Community Center nearby.) Parking is usually at the Browntown Baptist Church, along with other nearby properties for overflow; volunteers will direct you.
(The other eligible clubs: Annapolis Striders
, Baltimore Road Runners Club
, Chesapeake Bay Running Club
, Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club
, Fredericksburg Area Running Club
, Howard County Striders
, Loudoun Road Runners Club
, Montgomery County Road Runners Club
, Potomac Valley Track Club
, Prince George's Running Club
, Reston Runners
, Shenandoah Valley Track Club
, South Riding Running Club
, Tidal Basin Run
, Virginia Happy Trails Running Club
, Westminster Road Runners Club
, 50 Plus Club
Additional beanies may be purchased for $10 each, while supplies last. (The option to purchase additional beanies will come up during the online registration process. If you don't want to buy an additional beanie, just leave that section blank and proceed!) If we have any extra beanies available on race day, we will sell them for $10 each as well.
Race day schedule
7:45 AM - Race day registration and check-in begins
8:45 AM - Registration ends
9:00 AM - 10K start
10:30 AM - Approximate start of awards ceremony
The starting line is 0.8 miles west of Browntown on Route 613. Please make sure you arrive in Browntown by 8:45 AM so that you'll have time to walk or jog to the start!
Beautiful and challenging 10K (6.2 mile) course
on gravel and paved roads, with excellent views
of the Blue Ridge and surrounding countryside. First half is uphill (480 feet of elevation gain), second half is downhill. USATF-certified (#VA99025RT
). Minimum of one water stop. 100% paved since 2013.
Trophies will be given to the top three males and females overall, as well as to the top three in the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & over. We will likely also have some inexpensive random prizes to hand out.
Questions? Want to volunteer?
Contact race director Karsten Brown by e-mail
(best bet) or at (540) 635-1773. We can definitely use some volunteer help on race day. Volunteers get a free beanie!
If there are any proceeds from the race, they will be donated to the Browntown Community Center Association
. (Our race is not a money-making venture or a fundraiser; our primary goal just to not lose money! We try to keep our entry fees as low as we can while still being able to cover the event expenses. Typicaly we're able to donate $100-$200 each year; last year an especially good turnout enabled us to donate a record $539.75!)
The fine print
This is a small, relatively low-key event without many volunteers or resources. Please be aware that the course will be open to vehicular traffic, so participants will need to pay extra attention during the race. For safety and insurance reasons, participants may not run the race with personal listening devices (i.e. headphones, iPods, etc.), baby joggers/strollers, or dogs, and violators will be disqualified. On-site medical assistance will not be available. Entry fees are non-refundable, and entries are non-transferable.