The Larchmont School RAT Race
A Great Way for the ENTIRE FAMILY to Have FUN and Support Education!

Celebrate the arrival of Autumn this Sept 27th, 2019 with our fun, festive, and charitable 38th annual Larchmont Run At Twilight (RAT) race! This family-friendly fundraising event is a Norfolk tradition and is one of the few running events in the area that takes place in the evening hours. With a 1-Mile race for children and young adults as well as a 5k race for those who need more distance, the RAT race offers something for everyone!

 

Both the 1-Mile race and the 5k race are timed using the latest chip technology, and both courses are run through the streets of one of Norfolk’s oldest neighborhoods as well as through a portion of the Old Dominion University campus — the ideal location for this iconic event that is a "don't miss" race on the local running calendar.

 

After the race, stick around at Brick Field (site of the original Larchmont School) and enjoy pizza and other snacks, music, and a raffle with prizes donated by local merchants!

 

The best part of all is that your participation in the RAT race supports the education mission of Larchmont School! So please come join us on Sept ‚Äč27th for an evening of fitness and fun!!

 

Race Start Times

The 1 Mile starts at 5:45 p.m.
The 5K starts at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for the RAT Race PAWty from 4:30-8:00 p.m. at Brick Field!

 

The Race Course
The Larchmont R.A.T. Race 1 Mile and 5k run/walk starts and finishes on Bolling Avenue, adjacent to ODU's "Brick Field" (Bolling x Upper Brandon)
Lat: 36.891574
Long: -76.304554

5K and 1-mile course map

 

Parking
Plenty of free parking available throughout the Larchmont neighborhood.

 

Registration

5K and 1-Mile registration includes: race number, official race shirt, great post-race party and more! Youth finishers receive a custom finisher prize.

 

 

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will begin on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the side entrance of Larchmont Elementary School, 1145 Bolling Avenue Norfolk, VA 23508. The side entrance is located on the east side of the building, closest to the school's parking lot. 

Runners are encouraged to pick up early to avoid lines on race day. You may pick up packets for friends and family. Packet pickup is also available on race day at the same location from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.; and at the Brick Field (Lat: 36.891574 Long: -76.304554) from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

 

2019 Awards

All 5K and 1-mile youth finishers will receive a souvenir medal.

 

5K -

Top three overall male and female finishers will receive a custom award distinction at a brief awards ceremony immediately following the race. (Overall winners cannot also win their age-group category.)

 

1 Mile -

Top three overall male and female finishers will receive a custom award distinction at a brief awards ceremony immediately following the race. (Overall winners cannot also win their age-group category.) 

 

Larchmont Students RAT Race Awards Assembly in October
Top three male and female finishers in each grade-level category in the 1-Mile run/walk and the 5K will receive a 2019 R.A.T. Race trophy: PreK; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5.

 

Proceeds from the 5k and 1-Mile benefit the Larchmont Elementary School PTA.

Post-Race PAW-ty
A post-race party will be held in the Brick Field from 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Join us for some food and fun!