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Online registration closes tonight for Anthem Richmond Marathon, associated races

It’s your last chance to register for the nation’s “friendliest marathon,” which takes place this weekend.

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Online registration for the Anthem Richmond Marathon, American Family Fitness Half Marathon, and VCU Health 8k will close at 11:59 PM tonight, November 7th, for the events set for Saturday, November 12th. Runners from all 50 states are registered to participate in the three races, and 18 countries will be represented on race day as well.

Packet pick-up will be available at the pre-race Health and Fitness Expo held at the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Athletic Center (3001A N. Boulevard) on Thursday, November 10th from 5:00 – 9:00 PM and on Friday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is no race-day packet pick up available.

This year organizers have put out a ‘Run Richmond’ mobile app available for download. The free app includes runner tracking, course maps, schedules, expo directions, spectator information, and other event details. The app is available for download for both iPhone and Android.

Kids Run RVA, the official charity partner of the Anthem Richmond Marathon, was recently announced as a recipient of a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation. The grant will support Kids Run RVA’s goal to increase physical activity among youth in the Richmond region with a particular emphasis on students from low-income schools. The $10,000 grant will support the implementation of run clubs and provide need-based assistance to these schools in the form of equipment, incentive items, coaching materials, t-shirts, shoes, event entries, and transportation to events.

For more information and registration for the Anthem Richmond Marathon, American Family Fitness Half Marathon, and VCU Health 8k, visit the race website.

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Trevor Dickerson is the co-founder and editor of RVAhub.com, lover of all things Richmond, and a master of karate and friendship for everyone.

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Photos and Game Summary: Kickers Travelled to NC on Wednesday and Got Thumped

The Kickers fell short in both offense and defense and ended up losing 4-0 against North Carolina FC

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Official Kickers Summary

The Richmond Kickers (4-5-4) fell on the road to regional rival North Carolina FC (2-7-3) after a quick turnaround for the midweek match — their second match in a three matches in seven-day span. Richmond United academy product Damian Gallegos made his professional debut for the Reds when he came on for Emiliano Terzaghi in the 85th minute.

The match started off with kinetic back-and-forth energy. At the four-minute-mark, North Carolina’s Jay Tee Kamara sprinted down the wing at Richmond’s goal and made an incisive through-pass to Robert Kristo who struck a shot at goal, but Akira Fitzgerald was calm and collected the shot with ease.

At 13 minutes, Matt Bolduc sprinted towards the corner with the ball at his feet and curled a ball into the North Carolina box. Oalex Anderson soared in the air to meet the cross and rattled off a powerful header at the far post but it was wide of the goal.

Shortly after, North Carolina recovered a Richmond-headed clearance and recycled the ball out wide to Nelson Flores who curled the ball into Kristo who aimed a lofty header towards the far post and just over the Richmond defense to make the scoreline to 1-0. Just before the first half would come to a close, Kristo received a long ball at the center of the field and cranked out a half volley shot that unluckily found the back of the net to bring the scoreline to 2-0 in North Carolina’s favor.

Richmond came out of the dressing room pressing for a goal to halve the NCFC lead. However, NCFC found room to initiate a counterattack in the 48th minute. Josh Coan received the ball wide in the Richmond box and fired a shot towards the far post that would make the scoreline 3-0.

With the addition of some fresh legs from the Richmond bench in the 64th minute, the Reds looked to close the gap adding Luke Pavone, Stanley Alves, and Jonathan Bolanos into the mix. Stanley Alves received a long ball outside of the box, controlled it with a superb first touch, and fired off a rocket of a shot at the North Carolina goal but unfortunately, the attempt would hit the woodwork and bounce out of play — a theme for the night as the Kickers were unlucky and saw several shots either hit the post or just miss it.

In the 85th minute, NCFC would find space on the counter as Kristos was trailed by two Kickers defenders. Ivan Magalhães made a last-ditch attempt to stop the attack but brought down Kristos in the process and the defender received a red card for the last-man tackle. After six minutes of extra time was added to the clock, Coan made an incisive run at the Richmond goal and was able to find the back of the net for the final tally of the night.

Richmond caps off its busy week of three matches at South Georgia Tormenta FC on Saturday night. The last time the Kickers faced Tormenta was at City Stadium when the Reds earned a 2-0 result thanks to a brace from Emiliano Terzaghi in the final 10 minutes. Kickoff for the match in Statesboro, Ga. is set for 8:00 p.m.

Stay up to date with the latest news from the Kickers at RichmondKickers.com and on the official team app.

BOX SCORE

First Half Second Half Final
Richmond 0 0 0
North Carolina 2 2 4

LINEUPS

Richmond: Akira Fitzgerald, Chris Cole, Ivan Magalhães, Jalen Crisler(77‘ – Mumbi Kwesele, Esteban Calvo(64‘ – Luke Pavone), Zaca Moran, Victor Falck(64’ – Stanley Alves), Matt Bolduc, Nil Vinyals(65’ – Jonathan Bolanos), Emiliano Terzaghi(79’ – Daman Gallegos), Oalex Anderson

Unused Substitutes: Austin Causey, Hernan Gonzalez

North Carolina: Jake McGuire, Shermaine Martina(84’ – Malick Mbaye), Nelson Blanco Flores, Nelson Martinez, Max Flick, Nazmi Albadawi, Joshua Coan(90’+3 – Marvin Mariche), Selmir Miscic(76’ – Robert Frame), Peter Pearson, Jay Tee Kamara(76’ –  Luis Arriaga, Robert Kristo

Unused Substitutes: Nicholas Holliday, Britton Fischer, Malyk Hamilton

STATISTICS

Shots Saves Fouls Corners
Richmond 19 4 12 6
North Carolina 16 3 10 4

SCORING SUMMARY

19’

41’

48’

90’+2

NCFC

NCFC

NCFC

NCFC

Kristo (Flores)

Kristo (Miscic)

Coan (Kamara)

Coan

CAUTIONS SUMMARY

70’ RIC Moran

EJECTIONS SUMMARY

85’    RIC    Magalhães

MATCH INFORMATION

Referee: Emma Richards
Asst. Referee: Justin Howard, Dallas Rosier
4th Official: John Matto
Attendance: 2,118
Weather: Sunny, 84 ºF

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Photos and Game Summary: Kickers Battle the Weather and Ft. Lauderdale to a Draw

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The Richmond Kickers (4-4-4) battled back from behind to earn a crucial point at home, Saturday night, against MLS affiliate Fort Lauderdale CF (5-7-3) despite experiencing a cumulative two hours and 25 minutes of lightning-related delays.

The match started rocky after kickoff was delayed for 46 minutes. The Reds played forward early but were caught on the break in the sixth minute as Fort Lauderdale slotted a shot to beat Akira Fitzgerald and bring the scoreline to an early 1-0. Around the 21st minute, Emiliano Terzaghi earned a free kick outside of the Fort Lauderdale box. Ivan Magalhães stepped up for the direct kick but his shot flew just over the crossbar.

After another 15 minutes of back-and-forth play between the two sides, Richmond received the ball in a dangerous area and Stanley Alves fired off a side-footed volley at goal, but his attempt would fly just over the crossbar leaving eight minutes remaining of the first half. Richmond opened up even more creatively with a series of plays involving intricate flicks and passes into the box. The Reds would finish the half owning possession and duels won but the scoreline cruelly did not reflect the play.

Just several minutes into the second half, the game was delayed again because of lightning and the delay would keep both sides off the field for over an hour and a half.

Finally, both sides walked out of their respective locker rooms at 10:04 pm to resume play. The Kickers started off strong with a good counterattack and a shot by Matt Bolduc that was deflected for a corner by goalkeeper Drake Callender. In the 57th minute, Alves took on two Fort Lauderdale defenders with a few stepovers to get a shot off but his shot would once again pass just over the crossbar. Richmond’s renewed vigor and intensity earned the team overwhelming possession and quality chances created.

Richmond would continue on the front foot for another several minutes of heavy attacking play. At the 80-minute-mark, Chris Cole would lead the attack with a direct run at the Fort Lauderdale box to get a shot off but it would go wide of the post. Shortly after, Oalex Anderson, a substitute in the 72nd minute, carried the ball on the left wing, beat his defender, and put in a ball for Terzaghi to side-foot into the back of the net — leveling the scoreline for Richmond with only several minutes left.

Richmond pressed for the go-ahead but saw out the remainder of the half to earn a point at home as a consolation. Head Coach Darren Sawatzky praised his team’s resilience to overcome numerous delays and earn a comeback result during post-match comments with the media.

Richmond’s next match will be Wednesday, July 21 at North Carolina FC for the teams’ third matchup this season. Kickoff at Sahlen Stadium is set for 7:00 p.m.

Stay up to date with the latest news from the Kickers at RichmondKickers.com and on the official team app.

BOX SCORE

First Half Second Half Final
Richmond 0 1 1
Fort Lauderdale 1 0 1

LINEUPS

Richmond: Akira Fitzgerald, Chris Cole, Ivan Magalhães, Jalen Crisler, Esteban Calvo, Victor Falck, Matt Bolduc (78’ – Hernan Gonzalez), Nil Vinyals, Jonathan Bolanos (72’ – Oalex Anderson), Emiliano Terzaghi, Stanley Alves (76’ – Stanley Alves)

Unused Substitutes: Austin Causey, Mumbi Kwesele, Nathan Aune, Damian Gallegos

Fort Lauderdale CF: Drake Callender, Brian Rosales, Aime Mabika, Modesto Mendez, Noah Allen, Ignacio Poplawski, Harvey Neville, Braxton Najib (62’ – Joshua Saavedra), Josh Penn (90’ – Frank Nodarse), Mitchell Curry, Shaan Hundal (76’ – Shaan Hundal)

Unused Substitutes: Andre Zulaga, Francisco Raggio, Dairon Reyes, Felipe Valencia

STATISTICS

Shots Saves Fouls Corners
Richmond 14 2 13 8
Fort Lauderdale CF 5 2 17 1

SCORING SUMMARY

6’

86’

FTL

RIC

Curry (Hundal)

Terzaghi (Anderson)

CAUTIONS SUMMARY

37’

53’

82’

83’

FTL

FTL

FTL

RIC

Najib

Penn

Poplawski

Falck

EJECTIONS SUMMARY
None

MATCH INFORMATION
Referee: William Steffen
Asst. Referee: Jonah Kind, Max A. Smith
4th Official: Nickrod Fateh
Attendance: 1,723
Weather: Sunny, 91º F

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Photos and Game Summary: Flying Squirrels Wait Until the 8th to Secure the Win

The Flying Squirrels come from behind to down the Somerset Patriots, 6-4, on a steamy Friday evening.

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In a come-from-behind melee which featured three home runs, the Richmond Flying Squirrels topped the Somerset Patriots, 6-4, on Friday night at The Diamond.

The Flying Squirrels (35-29) have won three of their last five games and collected their second come-from-behind victory against the Patriots (40-23) in the series.

With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Vince Fernandez cranked a go-ahead two-run homer to right field that wrangled a 6-4 lead for the Flying Squirrels. It was Fernandez’s 12th home run of the season, which leads the team, and has racked up eight RBIs in the series.

After trailing 3-1, the Flying Squirrels produced three runs in the fourth inning which gave Richmond a 4-3 lead. Simon Whiteman led off the inning with a walk, then stole second and third base on back-to-back pitches. Heliot Ramos walked and reached second on a caught stealing error and brought home Whiteman. David Villar delivered a game-tying RBI single that scored Ramos and Fernandez gave Richmond the lead with a sacrifice fly.

Somerset responded in the seventh with an RBI double off the bat of Oswald Peraza to even the score, 4-4.

The Patriots opened the scoring with a 2-0 lead in the in the fourth inning off back-to-back home runs from Brandon Lockridge and Michael Beltre with Sean Hjelle on the mound.

Richmond cut the deficit to 2-1 in the fifth inning off Brandon Martorano’s RBI single which scored Villar from second. Martorano has collected three RBIs over his past two games.

Somerset’s advantage grew to 3-1 after Lockridge delivered an RBI single in the sixth inning. With two outs, Raffi Vizcaíno entered in the sixth with two runners on and delivered a strikeout to retire the side.

The Flying Squirrels fought back with five runs in the final three innings of the comeback.

Richmond’s bullpen of Vizcaíno, Matt Seelinger and Joey Marciano (Win, 3-1) combined for 3.1 innings with one run allowed off two hits and four walks and five strikeouts.

Hjelle allowed 10 hits and three runs over 5.2 innings while striking out five Patriots in his start.

Luis Medina allowed four runs (two earned) off two hits over 5.0 innings through his start.

Game five of the series between the Flying Squirrels and Patriots is Saturday night. Somerset will send out right-hander Hayden Wesneski (1-3, 6.30) and Richmond has yet to announce its starting pitcher.

On Saturday, the Flying Squirrels continue the Richmond 34 Legacy Weekend with the commemorative Richmond 34 Legacy jerseys up for an auction with proceeds going to the creation of a Richmond 34 Legacy scholarship fund. In-Your-Face Fireworks will launch at the end of the game, presented by Capital One. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m. from The Diamond with gates opening at 5:00 p.m.

Tickets are available online at SquirrelsBaseball.com/Tickets, by phone at 804-359-3866 or in person at the Flying Squirrels offices.

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