Third Annual Checkered Flag 10K Returns to Richmond Raceway on September 7

Richmond Raceway will begin NASCAR Playoff race month in September with the third annual Checkered Flag 10K on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m. Runners will 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. This will be the third consecutive year of welcoming runners to America’s Premier Short Track.

This year’s race will start and finish on the historic Richmond Start/Finish line, where some of NASCAR’s best drivers have captured memorable victories. Runners will also get a unique view of the expansive Richmond Raceway Complex facility, including the track’s popular GEICO Campgrounds.

All race participants will receive a Checkered Flag 10K t-shirt and medal. The race will be run in partnership with Bishop’s Events with 25 percent of all profits going to Richmond Raceway Cares, a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation.

“The Checkered Flag 10K allows us to showcase Richmond Raceway in a new way to current and future fans as they run across our expansive property,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “Runners will be able to experience the Richmond Raceway Complex, and see all the facility has to offer. We look forward to welcoming the participants to kick off our NASCAR Playoff race month in September.”

For fans who 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 is offering the virtual course option, and participants will receive a medal for completion.

The Checkered Flag 10K will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8:30 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 $40 for the 10K, $25 for the 5K $15 for the Kids Run and $12 for the virtual option through August 15. For more information and to register for the Checkered Flag 10K, 5K, or one-mile Kids Run, visit

Richmond Raceway 2019 NASCAR Season

NASCAR returns “under the lights” at Richmond Raceway for the NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend presented by Who’s Your Driver on Sept. 20-21. America’s Premier Short Track will host the second race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs with the Federated Auto Parts 400 playoff race on Saturday, Sept. 21, and start the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs with the Go Bowling 250 playoff race on Friday, Sept. 20.

Tickets for the NASCAR 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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