Races and Rides

The River District Festival is proud to present two different races and a BIKE RIDE to accommodate athletes of all levels and ages! The Glow with the Flow 5K will be held on Friday, October 16 at 7:45 p.m. The Danville Half-Marathon and the River Rides bike rides will be on Saturday! We encourage everyone to sign up for multiple events!

Please scroll down for race and registration information and RSVP on our Facebook Event page to let your friends know!

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Glow Web BannerGlow with the Flow 5K
7:45 p.m. on Friday, October 16 at The Brick, 410 Main Street
This is a pet friendly event.

Packet pick-up:  
Friday, October 16 at The Brick, 12:00pm to 7 p.m. as well as day of registration. Glow Run Race Route 2015.

Register Online: We are now only accepting applications via web.  Click here 
(Note: If you choose to register on race day: 5:30 – 7:00p.m at The Brick – Cash Only!)

Danville Half Marathon - Shirt Front 15Danville Half-Marathon – The 2015 Danville Half Marathon, presented by URW Community Federal Credit Union, features a beautiful route along the Dan River, beginning and ending in Danville’s historic River District.  Proceeds from the race will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Click here for race information and registration!
Saturday, October 17 at 8:00 a.m. near the JTI Fountain in Main Street Plaza.

The River Ride:  Bike Ride
8:00 am Saturday, October 17, Main Street Plaza

This is an untimed bike ride to benefit Danville-Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity. 10, 20, 35, 60 and 100-mile course options will start from Main Street Plaza, in the heart of the River District (GPS address: 215 Main Street).  Day-of registration begins at 7:30am; ride begins at 8am.

For details and to pre-register, visit www.danriverride.com

RDF Event Start Area Map


River District Festival Race Danville VA