All the Details


Registration Deadlines

Online registration for 2018 is open until noon on September 24th.
Online registration fees $17.00 per child (by 9/20, $20 after 9/20).

Online Registration

Visit Race Timing Unlimited to register your runners online: REGISTER ONLINE HERE!

Mail-in Registration

Please complete the following four steps.

Step 1: Print out application. Open Registration Form HERE
Step 2: Fill out application completely. All unfinished or unsigned applications will not be accepted.
Step 3: Check or Money Order made out to: Nova of Virginia Aquatics
Step 4: Mail check to: Short Pump Race, NOVA, 12207 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA, 23238

Registration Fees

Registered online or postmarked by September 20, 2018 - $17.00
Registered online or postmarked after September 20, 2018 - $20.00

Race registration closes for the Mile at 2000, and for the Express Run at 400 participants.

Entry fees are non-refundable. Transfers of numbers to second party will be available at Packet Pickup. Registration available at packet pickup for $20 per runner.

Packet Pickup 


Packet Pickup will be held at Dick's Sporting Goods. This is where you will get your race number to wear on the front of your shirt on race day, where you will get your Short Pump Race T-Shirt, and other giveaways that we have to hand out from our various sponsors. This is also where you can ask any last minute questions that haven't been covered on this web page.

Packet Pickup Dates and Times:

Friday, September 28th, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 29th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You need to make every effort to retrieve your race packets at this time. You may have a friend or teacher pick up your child's packet, but please make sure that you know that they are doing this for you to avoid confusion. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Professional photographers from Tri Duo Sports Photography will be at the race photographing the runners. To see or purchase prior year's race photos, please access their website.

The race starts at Short Pump Town Center in front of American Family Fitness.

What is the course?

Click here for the course map.

Who can run the mile race?

Any runner that is 18 or younger on race day can run this event! Runners with special needs are also welcome. Parents or Guardians will be allowed to accompany or assist special needs runners.

How can schools participate and win prizes?

Schools can win cash awards for their physical education programs. Read more about it and see past winners on our School Participation page.

Yes! Parental participation is limited. A parent or guardian may only run in the heat with their special needs child, the 8 year old heats, or the 7 & Under heats. All parents/guardians must start at the back of the corral, and are only there to support their runner in times of need (emergency or moral support). Parents are not allowed to run directly next to their child. This is to be a safe, fair, and competitive event.

First, you get the pleasure of having hundreds of people cheer you on while you run. You are the star of the day! Then, when you cross the finish line you will receive the coveted Short Pump Race Medal. Of course, there is also the great post-race food, the awards, and the AWESOME Short Pump Race T-Shirt you get just for registering.

Award ceremonies will be held on race day, with individual race awards given out in person. Results will also be posted to this website. If you are unable to pick-up your award on race day, they may be picked up at the NOVA offices the following week.

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