From the King of the James Website which also has your signup and other information.
This year marks the 6th annual ‘King of the James’ adventure triathlon in Downtown Richmond, Virginia. On Sunday, November 15th, individuals and teams will battle it out as they run the Forest Hill Trail loop, mountain bike Buttermilk and North Bank Trails, and paddle the urban whitewater found deep in the heart of Richmond’s fall line. This unique urban adventure triathlon has quickly become a tradition within the Richmond outdoor community. It is a celebration of not only the James River Park System, but also the community of people that make Richmond such a great place to live and play. Ultimately, raising needed funds for the James River Park is the goal of this event. The main fundraising efforts for this race will be to support a universal access ramp in the James River Park System. The Universal Access Ramp at Huguenot Flatwater will allow people of all ability levels access to both flatwater and downstream whitewater sections of the James River.
The King of the James is not for the faint of heart. Each leg of the race is demanding and requires advanced technical skills in mountain biking, trail running, and whitewater paddling. The race can be completed solo or as a team. Teams of 2-3 can choose a portion of the race they would like to complete and relay the event. When the flag drops, a Le Mans-style start kicks off the event. Riders run to their bikes and take off on a 10 mile loop that winds its way around the banks of the James River. After completing the mountain bike section, racers transition to a 4 mile technical trail-run through Forest Hill Park that eventually leads to the putin of the river. Finally, with worn out legs, competitors hop into boats and paddle to the finish line 2.5 miles downstream through the class III/IV whitewater of the Lower James River. The first person to hit the steps at the 14th street take out will be crowned the King or Queen of the James.
We have all been dealing with covid for a while now. You know how to conduct yourselves and make good decisions. Please be your ultra best self and do what’s safe for all racers at the King of the James. We ask that everyone wear a mask when around other racers and volunteers. Additionally, please only gather in small groups of close friends and family. Volunteers will be around encouraging social distancing and mask wearing. If they ask you to do something, don’t be a jerk.
We will not be offering shuttles from the takeout this year. Racers will need to set their own shuttles at the 14th Street Takeout. Additional overflow parking is available behind the flood wall. As in years past, racers will also need to stage their paddling gear at Reedy Creek Meadow. The parking area at Reedy is for drop off only, no parking. Please wear a mask and keep your distance when unloading at Reedy Creek.
The main event area for the race will be at Forest Hill park again this year. This is in a very spacious lot with ample parking that should allow people to spread out. Racers should organize their own equipment in a way that encourages social distancing from other competitors, volunteers and onlookers. We will be enlarging transitions areas for this year’s race to accommodate the additional space needed. During the race – We will start in small waves of 25 people. A Le Mans start will kick off the race. This should allow racers to distance themselves at the beginning. While on course, please keep your distance from other racers. Communication is important. Let other racers know you’re behind them and ask to pass when it’s appropriate. Try and give one another space when passing. Only team members should be waiting in the transition areas. Once a team has made the transition, the person who just finished their leg should clear out of the transition area ASAP.
Finish and Awards – In an effort to minimize the crowd, there will be no award ceremony or after party this year. Times will be posted on JROC.NET as soon as we can get them together. Race organizers will notify the winners and coordinate getting them awards and prizes.
VCU Student Affairs Recommends Permanent Ban For Delta Chi Fraternity Related to Death of Student
The investigation into the death of Adam Oakes
It’s believed by preliminary reports that Adam Oakes died as the result of a hazing incident on the night of February 26th into the morning of the 27th. Adam was found unresponsive in an off-campus home.
Full statement below.
On Monday, May 3, VCU’s Division of Student Affairs initiated disciplinary proceedings against the Delta Chi Fraternity chapter at VCU with a recommendation that the Chapter be permanently removed from VCU if reported allegations result in findings that it is responsible for misconduct.
The process starts with a report and a recommendation to leaders of VCU’s Student Organization Conduct Committee. The report submitted by VCU’s Division of Student Affairs is based on multiple reports and allegations of violations of university policies and directives regarding chapter events, COVID-19 protocols, recruitment activities, alcohol and hazing on February 26 and 27 in the hours before the death of VCU student Adam Oakes.
The next steps include a review of the report by VCU’s Student Organization Conduct Committee and a determination if violations occurred and, if so, the appropriate sanctions. VCU expects the process to be complete this summer.
The Richmond Police Department investigation continues into Adam’s death. The ongoing police investigation, and any subsequent VCU Student Code of Conduct investigation, may identify additional information or violations of university policy. If so, the initiating report against Delta Chi, and recommendations, maybe updated accordingly
3rd Street Diner Sold
The exact plans for the space are unknown at this time but it supposedly will be a new restaurant.
The iconic corner cafe’s sale was announced yesterday.
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer is pleased to announce the sale of the former 3rd Street Diner property located at 218 East Main Street in the City of Richmond, Virginia.
Ya Hua Zheng & Jianwei Tang purchased the 3,928 square foot retail building from 3rd Street LLC for $550,000 and will operate as a new restaurant.
Reilly Marchant of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller.
I’ll confess to having never set foot inside the diner but I’ll be bummed to see the neon go away if they go down that path.
Richmond BizSense Reporting a Brewer’s Cafe Move and Juice Bar Plans
Lovers of Brewer’s Cafe don’t panic. They’re just moving a block or so over to Hull Street.
Richmond BizSense has the news of a move and a spinoff. Great to see Brewer’s growing.
Brewer is relocating his Brewer’s Cafe, which has operated since 2015 at the corner of Bainbridge and 12th streets, to a new space at 1012 Hull St.
The new cafe will be similar to the current concept, but will also feature a full bar and incorporate menu items from Brewer’s Waffles & Milkshakes, which permanently closed in February at 1309 and 1311 Hull St.
“We have had a need to expand Brewer’s Cafe for probably about two years now and we just thought this was the best opportunity to do so,” Brewer said, adding that the new Hull Street space is 3,300 square feet, an increase from 670 square feet on Bainbridge.
He’s also not backing away from Bainbridge. He plans to continue the lease on the original Brewer’s Cafe storefront after it relocates, and open a juice-bar concept built around the line of cold-pressed juices he launched last year. Brewer hasn’t settled on a name for the spin-off juice bar.