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 28th, 2018 with our fun, festive, and charitable 37th 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 ‚Äč28th for an evening of fitness and fun!!

 

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

 

Parking
Plenty of free parking available throughout the Larchmont neighborhood.

 

Registration

5K and 1Mile registration includes: race number, official race shirt, custom finisher medal, great post race party and more!

 

Packet PickUp

Packet pick up will begin on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 2:00p.m. until 6:30p.m. at the side entrance of Larchmont Elementary School 1145 Bolling Avenue Norfolk, VA 23508. The side entrance is located on the left 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 8:00a.m. until 10:00a.m.; and at the Brick Field (Lat: 36.891574 Long: -76.304554) from 2:00p.m. until 4:00p.m.

 

2018 Awards

All 5k and 1Mile finishers will receive a souvenir finisher medal.

 

5K -

Top three overall male and female will receive a custom award distinction. (Overall winners cannot also win their age-group category)
Top three male and female in each age-group category will receive a custom award distinction: 8 and under; 9-10; 11-12; 13-15; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and over. 

 

1Mile -
Top three overall male and female will receive a custom award distinction. (Overall winners cannot also win their age-group category)

Top three male and female in each grade-level category will receive a custom award distinction: Pre-K-K; 1st grade; 2nd grade; 3rd grade; 4th grade; 5th grade.

 

Larchmont Students RAT Race Awards Assembly in October
Top three male and female finishers in each grade-level category in the 1Mile run/walk will receive a 2018 R.A.T. Race trophy:
PreK; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5.

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

Post Race PAW-ty
A post race party will be held in the Brick Field. Join us for some food and fun!