RVAnews.com has an article series called “5 Things” where they preview and highlight five local events for the upcoming weekend. This week, two of those things are sports events happening close to Oregon Hill on the James River: 3. James River Splash and Dash Of all the races that I will never run, the James […]
This week, two of those things are sports events happening close to Oregon Hill on the James River:
Of all the races that I will never run, the James River Splash and Dash is the one I regret not running the most. First: you run. Then: you tube down the river. Then: you run your tube on land. It sounds as ridiculously fun to watch as it must be to participate. What could add more hilarity to this event? Oh, just a party afterwards with food and beer and music and stuff, NO BIG DEAL.
Sat. Jul. 14 • 4:00 PM
$34 to race and participate in the no-big-deal party
“Ho ho ho, a race involving TUBING,” says you, the famous tubing killjoy. “‘Tis not for I,” you said, (still talking, I see). “Instead, I plan to stay unsoiled and bone dry while simultaneously helping an excellent cause. Please drop me off at the Project Athena Richmond Relay Marathon, where a team of friends and I will run parts of marathons together, benefitting Project Athena and all the dream-fulfillment it does for people who’ve been through physical hell. It’s like physical hell in order to help those in physical hell. Appropriate!”
Sat. Jul. 14 • 7:00 AM
$6 per race enthusiast
And then there is this last event, which usually brings at least a few crews of filmmakers to the neighborhood:
Fast filmmakers, heed the call of the 48 Hour Film Project, aka “49 Hours? No Dice.” You’ll lose a lot of sleep and have a crap-ton of fun, I bet, as the festival peeps give you a character and some background information (kickoff is this Friday at The Camel). Then you’re off, writing, filming, and editing a movie to be turned in at this very event. Watch the fresh-faced hopefuls greet each other amiably on Friday or giggle sympathetically as they stagger in, cowed by the very briskness of this idea on Sunday. Screenings begin in a few weeks.
Sun. Jul 15 • 5:00 PM
The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St.