The air temperature won’t be brutally cold this weekend, which obviously means you should go jump in the James River, right? If that idea doesn’t sound completely insane to you (or you want to run a 5K or participate in a neighborhood cleanup), there’s still time to sign up for the Shiver in the River Festival.
Shiver in the River is a daylong party, including a Community Clean-Up, a 5K Walk/Run, the James River Jump, and the Winter Festival. The Community Clean-Up, starting at 10 a.m., entails a cleanup along the banks of the James River, in the RVA community, as well as possible self-directed cleanups in your own neighborhood. This is a hands-on opportunity not only for those participating in the 5K or James River Jump,
but also for families and friends showing support.
The 5K Walk/Run, starting at noon, offers a scenic route of Richmond and the James River. The James River Jump, beginning at 1:30 p.m., will take place at the chilly banks of the James right by Historic Tredegar. Wearing fun, crazy costumes is highly encouraged! You must raise a minimum of $75 to participate in the James River Jump and earn the commemorative long sleeve t-shirt. The Winter Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., pre and post James River Jump, where you can treat yourself to heated tents, food, beverages, and live music.
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