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Saturday 22 October 2016 9 AM Browntown, VA

The race is Saturday! Gonna be a windy one!
Online registration is now closed, but race day sign-ups are welcome! See our registration page for fees, forms, & info. Supplies of our maroon embroidered beanies may be limited for late registrants. Because of the windy forecast, we'll be conducting registration indoors at the Browntown Community Center this year.

If you're running on Saturday, we encourage you to peruse our Race Day Runner Guide page to familiarize yourself with the race day logistics. We're expecting a record crowd this year, with well over a hundred runners descending on a tiny rural town for this historically small race. The large turnout will be quite the challenge, so please be patient with us! We'll do our best.

Not running the race, but want to serve as a volunteer on race morning? E-mail us! We'll save you a free beanie!

Easily the most scenic road race in the Shenandoah Valley, the Greasy-Gooney 10K is slated to take place on Saturday 22 October 2016 in the tiny Warren County village of Browntown. You'll be treated to beautiful views of the rural countryside and the nearby Blue Ridge, all at the height of the valley's fall foliage season. Sure, the course is somewhat challenging, but it's worth the effort. This race may be small, but it's one you're not likely to forget. Runners & joggers of all speeds are welcome to participate!

If you're planning on participating on Saturday, please take a couple minutes to peruse our Race Day Runner Guide so that you'll know what to expect on race day!

Online registration at
Online registration closed on Thursday night, but race morning sign-ups are welcome. Race day registration is from 7:45 to 8:45 AM inside the Browntown Community Center. The entry fee is $25 with an embroidered beanie or $17 without a beanie, and running club discounts are available. See the registration page for more info & printable entry forms!

We have 112 early registrants (holy cow!), and we'll surely see a few more race day sign-ups. If you've signed up already, you can check our list of registered runners to confirm your entry!

We're always in need of volunteers. If you'd like to help out at the 2016 race, contact Karsten Brown by e-mail or at (540) 635-1773. All volunteers (who commit early enough, anyway) will receive a free Greasy-Gooney embroidered beanie!

Although there's no real reason to do so, feel free to follow/RSVP/like us on these social media sites:

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  Shenandoah Valley Runners
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O.J. Rudacille's General Merchandise
Thanks to Tom Lacombe, owner of O.J. Rudacille's Store in Browntown, for his assistance! After the race, feel free to stop by the store and buy a soda or some chips!
Browntown Community Center Association
Browntown Community Center Association
  Browntown Baptist Church
Browntown Baptist Church
Martin's Food Markets
Martin's Food Market, Front Royal, VA
Parking, registration, and the finish line are all in Browntown, Virginia, near the intersection of Route 649 (Browntown Road) and Route 613 (Bentonville Road). Browntown is about eight miles south of Front Royal. See the directions page for more details!

Schedule of events (Sat. 22 October)
7:45 AM - Race day registration & check-in begins
8:45 AM - Registration ends
9:00 AM - 10K start
10:20 AM - Approximate start of awards ceremony

IMPORTANT NOTE: While parking, registration, and the finish line are all right near each other in Browntown, the starting line is 0.8 miles west of Browntown on Route 613 (Bentonville Road). We don't have any sort of shuttle service, so you'll have to walk or jog there. Thus, please arrive in Browntown early enough to register or check in before 8:45 AM, so that you'll have plenty of time to get to the start before 9:00!

A gorgeous but occasionally tough ten kilometer (6.2 mile) "U"-shaped route starting on Route 613 and following the Gooney Manor Loop up the Greasy Run valley and back down the Gooney Run valley to Browntown. The first half is basically uphill, with 480 feet of elevation gain, while the second half is almost entirely downhill. The course is USATF certified (#VA99025RT). See the course info page for a more detailed description, elevation profile, and maps. And if you want to view some of the scenery beforehand, browse our selection of course photos!

We'll have trophies for the top three males and females overall, plus smaller trophies for the top three ladies and gentlemen in the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & over. We'll also have some mostly inexpensive prizes to hand out randomly during the awards ceremony (including a few Martin's gift cards, some Halloween candy, and a bunch of other mostly worthless stuff).

Entry fees
With a maroon beanie (a.k.a. knit hat) embroidered with the race logo: $20 in advance; $25 on race day

Without a beanie: $12 in advance; $17 on race day

$2 discount for members of the Shenandoah Valley Runners

$1 discount for members of other eligible running clubs

(Eligible clubs: Annapolis Striders, Baltimore Road Runners Club, Chesapeake Bay Running Club, Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club, Fredericksburg Area Running Club, Howard County Striders, Loudoun Road Runners Club, Montgomery County Road Runners Club, Potomac Valley Track Club, Prince George's Running Club, Reston Runners, Shenandoah Valley Track Club, South Riding Running Club, Tidal Basin Run, Virginia Happy Trails Running Club, Westminster Road Runners Club, 50 Plus Club)

See the registration page for more info about signing up for the race! Preregistration is always appreciated.

(Additional embroidered beanies may be purchased for $10 each while supplies last.)

If there are any proceeds from the race, they will be donated to the Browntown Community Center Association.

The fine print
This is a small-ish, relatively low-key event without many volunteers or resources. Please be aware that the course will be open to vehicular traffic, so participants will need to pay extra attention during the race. For safety and insurance reasons, participants may not run the race with personal listening devices (i.e. headphones), baby joggers, or dogs; violators will be disqualified (more info). On-site medical assistance will not be available. Entry fees are non-refundable, and entries are non-transferable (more info).

For more information
If you have any questions, or if you'd like to serve as a volunteer on race day, just contact race director Karsten Brown by e-mail or at (540) 635-1773. For answers to some frequently asked questions, check our Frequently Asked Questions page.

The Greasy-Gooney 10K Web pages are maintained by Karsten Brown.