Richmond Raceway will begin its April race month with the fourth annual Checkered Flag 10K on Saturday, April 4. 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 fourth consecutive year welcoming runners to America’s Premier Short Track.
“The Checkered Flag 10K has become a race month tradition that showcases the expansive Richmond Raceway Complex leading up to the Toyota Spring Race Weekend,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “Before NASCAR’s best take to the track on April 17-19, we will welcome runners to see America’s Premier Short Track from a unique point-of-view and join the ranks of some of their racing heroes who have crossed our historic Start/Finish line.”
The Checkered Flag 10K will take place on Saturday, April 4 at 5 p.m. with the 10K beginning at 5:45 p.m., the 5K at 6 p.m. and the one-mile Kids Run starting at 5:30 p.m. The race will start and finish on the historic Richmond Start/Finish line, where some of NASCAR’s best drivers have captured the victory. Runners will also get a running race tour of the expansive Richmond Raceway Complex facility, including the track’s popular campgrounds.
Early bird registration is $40 for the 10K, $25 for the 5K, and $15 for the Kids Run through March 15. Runners can register for the Checkered Flag 10K online at richmondraceway.com/checkeredflag.
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.
For fans who may not be able to make it to Richmond, they will be able to participate with a virtual 10K run. Our partner at Bishop’s Events will offer a virtual course option, and participants will receive a medal for completion.
To learn more or register for the Checkered Flag 10K, visit richmondraceway.com/checkeredflag.
Richmond Raceway 2020 Season
Richmond will host the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 17-19. The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returns to America’s Premier Short Track for the ToyotaCare 250 “under the lights” on Saturday, April 18. This will be the first Gander Truck race at Richmond since 2005. NASCAR’s best will compete in the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 19.
For the first time in 11 years, the NTT IndyCar Series will race at Richmond “under the lights” on Saturday, June 27. Richmond will host a festival headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series, welcoming fans to engage in a speed-themed weekend event on June 26-27.
The road to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship will once again lead through Richmond on Sept. 11-12. The Action Track will be the second race of the first round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs for the ninth annual Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday, Sept. 12. Richmond will also host the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Regular Season Championship race on Friday, Sept. 11. This will be the 29th consecutive year the fall race weekend is “under the lights” at Richmond.
NASCAR and INDYCAR tickets are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.