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Are you ready to Shiver in the River?

Shiver in the River is Saturday, February 29
Posted at 8:53 AM, Feb 20, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. -- Are you ready to Shiver in the River?

The annual Shiver in the River event helps eliminate litter and keeps Virginia Beautiful.

Richmonders have a choice in three of the day’s events:

A cleanup along the banks of the James River and in communities throughout RVA
Walk or run the 5K Picking up litter and recyclables
Enjoy the beauty of the James River with a bit of exercise.

The course includes the views of downtown Richmond and crosses the Potterfield Memorial Bridge.

The highlight of Shiver in the River is the James River LEAP! This fundraising activity will take place along the chilly banks of the James near Historic Tredegar. Participants must raise a minimum of $75.

Event schedule for Saturday, February 29:

9 a.m. - Registration Opens

10 a.m. - Community Clean-up

11 a.m. - Winter Festival

Noon - Shiver 5K

1:30 p.m. - LEAP in the James

3:30 p.m. - GO HOME & WARM UP!

Special prizes for best costume, largest team, highest fundraiser, and 5K top finishers.

If you are a LEAP YEAR BABY celebrating a birthday this LEAP DAY, FEBRUARY 29, let us treat YOU to a FREE 5K registration and/or LEAP in the James River so you can truly make this Birthday one to remember! Proof of birth date required. Please contact if you qualify! For more information visit