Event Info

  1. Is Bot­tom to Tap a seri­ous endurance event?

    We’re into catchy event names, but we are NOT into extreme pain. Exer­cise is the means to an end. If you run or walk, it MEANS you’ll be thirsty at the END. Luck­ily we’ll have plenty of New Bel­gium to cool you off.

  2. When and where can I pick up my race packet?

    Fri­day, Octo­ber 16, 2015, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Loca­tion:  Rich­mond Vol­ley­ball Club, 2921 Byrd­hill Rd, Hen­rico, VA (off Sta­ples Mill Rd)

    Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 17, 2015, 7:30 AM — 10:00 AM

    17th Street Farmer’s Mar­ket, 100 N 17th Street, RVA

    A photo ID is required to pick up your race packet. You can pick up race pack­ets for other pre-registered run­ners, but you must have a copy of their photo ID. (A pic­ture of their ID on your phone is fine.)  If you pick up your packet on Fri­day, plan to hang out for a while.  There will be plenty of cold ones on tap.  RVC isn’t just for volleyball.


  3. What do I get with my registration?
    • New Bel­gium Bot­tom to Tap T-shirt (actual shirt color may vary)
    • Race num­ber
    • Finisher’s Medal
    • Com­pli­men­tary Beer (Remem­ber to bring your ID to the race)
    • Bottom to Tap shirt FrontBottom to Tap shirt Back
  4. How much does it cost to register?

    $24 before July 4th or first 300 reg­is­trants, whichever comes first

    $29 between July 4th  and August 31st

    $34 between Sep­tem­ber 1st and Octo­ber 16th

    $40 Walk up reg­is­tra­tion at packet pickup

    There is a 2,500 par­tic­i­pant limit! Race day reg­is­tra­tion will be avail­able dur­ing packet pickup (only if we haven’t reached the 2,500 par­tic­i­pant limit)

  5. Where does the course go?
  6. Where can I park before the race?

    The 17th Street Farmer’s Mar­ket has sev­eral con­ve­nient park­ing areas within a quar­ter mile of the start/finish line.

  7. Are there prizes for the win­ners?  What is Out­run the Rooster?

    Of course. If the thrill of vic­tory isn’t enough for you, the thought of get­ting that first New Bel­gium should do it!  You’ll also get a sweet finisher’s medal.

    Out­run the Rooster!  New for 2015!  One run­ner will be cho­sen as the Rooster and one will be cho­sen as the Hare.  Based on a semi-scientific model and the race direc­tors’ dis­cre­tion, the Hare will be given a head start.  It’s then a race to cross the fin­ish line first! The win­ner walks away with a huge check for $1000!

  8. Is the race chip-timed, and the course certified?

    No and no. There will be a time clock, but the race is not chip-timed and we will not keep or post any results. If you’re first in the beer line after the race, con­sider your­self the winner.

  9. Will results be posted online?

    Nope. We’ll post plenty of pic­tures of peo­ple hav­ing fun, but no race times.

  10. Are pets and strollers allowed on the course?

    Sorry, please leave Fido at home. Strollers are wel­come, but we ask that you start at the back of the pack.

  11. What’s offered at the party after the race?

    Each reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pant will receive a ticket redeemable for one com­pli­men­tary beer, and addi­tional beers can be pur­chased. Remem­ber to bring your photo ID to the race. Wrist bands will be given out imme­di­ately before and after the race. We’ll also have plenty of food options for pur­chase from won­der­ful local restau­rants. Finally, we’ll have live music.

  12. Can I come to the party if I don’t par­tic­i­pate in the race?

    Def­i­nitely. We hope you’ll come out and enjoy New Bel­gium beer, live music and great food even if you don’t feel like running.

  13. What hap­pens if the race is can­celled because of dan­ger­ous weather?

    If there is light­ning or other dan­ger­ous weather, we’ll delay the start time if safe and fea­si­ble. We can’t resched­ule the race, but you’ll still have a cool Bot­tom to Tap shirt. Sorry, no refunds.