Midlothian Athletic Club Partners with Richmond International Raceway for the Inaugural Checkered Flag 5K

Checkered Flag 5K & Kids Fun Run Kicks Off April Race Weekend

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The Checkered Flag 5K & Kids Fun Run will kick off the April spring race weekend in Richmond on Thursday, April 27.

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Midlothian Athletic Club (MAC) joins Richmond International Raceway as an official sponsor of the inaugural Checkered Flag 5K & Kids Fun Run. The Checkered Flag 5K & Kids Fun Run will kick off the April spring race weekend in Richmond on Thursday, April 27. MAC joins Bon Secours as an official sponsor to bring the inaugural event to RVA’s running community. Participants of this new family race, now have the opportunity to run where NASCAR legends have run.

As a sponsor for the Checkered Flag 5K, MAC continues their support of a healthy life in the Richmond community. MAC is a full-service health club that provides the highest quality of personal training, customer service, tennis, racquetball and group fitness. The organization’s goal is to provide an atmosphere of comfort and safety through their world class service.

“Midlothian Athletic Club is a leader in health and fitness not only in Richmond, but the entire industry,” said Richmond’s President Dennis Bickmeier. “By providing opportunities for the community to live healthier lifestyles, MAC directly impacts the Richmond region. This makes them an ideal sponsor for the inaugural Checkered Flag 5K & Kids Fun Run.”

The Checkered Flag 5K & Kids Fun Run will take place on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. Participants will cross the historic Richmond finish line days before NASCAR’s best take to the track in the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race and the ToyotaCare 250 Dash4Cash NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash4Cash race. The Checkered Flag 5K will give participants a unique view of the track, but also help the local community through Richmond’s charitable arm, RIR Cares. This family-friendly race gives families the opportunity to create their own memories on and off the track.

After crossing the finish line, participants will celebrate with post-race festivities including photos in Gatorade Victory Lane, food trucks and craft beer on pit road, and receive an official Checkered Flag 5K & Kids Fun Run hat.

"The Midlothian Athletic Club is honored to be a part of the Checkered Flag 5K & Kids Run with Bon Secours Sports Medicine and Richmond International Raceway,” said Robert Goodman, General Manager of MAC. “This event is a great opportunity for the MAC to help create a more fit RVA and become more involved with the NASCAR community."

 

Early bird registration is $25 through March 31. Day of registration fees are $35. The half-mile Kids Fun Run registration fee is $10 for children aged 12 and under. All ages are invited to participate in the 5K. With each registration, participants will receive a free ticket to the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash4Cash race on April 29.

Registration is now open. To register or learn more about the Checkered Flag 5K & Kids Fun Run sponsored by Bon Secours and MAC, visit rir.com/5k.

NASCAR racing returns to the Capital of the Commonwealth on April 28, 29 and 30 for Toyota’s spring race weekend. The action starts with Pole Day on April 28, followed by the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash4Cash race on Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. Kids 12 and younger are free in general admission seating areas for the ToyotaCare 250. Richmond’s spring weekend concludes with NASCAR’s best in the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m.

Richmond’s fall race weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, will crown the inaugural Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season champion over Fan Appreciation Weekend on September 8-9. Witness history in the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday, September 9 as a regular season champion will be crowned. On Friday, September 8, the rising stars of tomorrow will compete in the Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race.

 

Tickets are on sale now. Visit rir.com or call 866-455-7223 to purchase.

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