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Saturday 26 October 2019 9 AM Browntown, VA

Thanks for running! Final results, awards, splits, & photos are up!
120 runners & walkers crossed the finish line on a cloudy and slightly damp but unexpectedly colorful October morning here in the Shenandoah Valley at the 21st annual Greasy-Gooney 10K! Jonathan Dixon (39:14) and Martha Cammack (45:49) led the way.

FINAL RESULTS are up, sorted both by overall finish place and age group place. Also posted are everybody's 5K split times! Corrections have been made to the results and we think we have everything right now, but if you spot any mistakes, send us an e-mail.

RACE PHOTOS are now posted as well! All 1,352 original high-resolution images taken by Denise Hyde & Karsten Brown can be viewed & downloaded from the RD's SmugMug site (find the little download icon on each image to download). And for those of you on Facebook, these same photos have also been uploaded to our Facebook Page, spread across eight albums (Set 1, Set 2, Set 3, Set 4, Set 5, Set 6, Set 7, Set 8). Feel free to tag yourselves & your friends! All these photos are free for personal use. (Commercial/professional use is not permitted without permission.)

Huge thanks to all our volunteers, including (in alphabetical order) Kyra Brown, Nancy Bullock, Ron Carpenetti, Robert Gurtler, Kathy Hanson, Lisa Heavner, Vern Heavner, George Hughes, Denise Hyde, Lynne Lawrence, Terry Leckie, Liani Setyawan, Alexander Snyder, and Colleen Snyder! If we forgot to mention/credit anyone, please let us know!

Thanks as well to Tom Lacombe & O.J. Rudacille Gen. Mdse.; the Shenandoah Valley Runners; Reverend Doug Frazier & Browntown Baptist Church; the Comstock, Parsons, & Berry families in Browntown; and the Browntown Community Center Association. All proceeds from the race (undoubtedly a few hundred bucks this year) go to the community center!

And thank you to those of you who donated extra for the Humane Society of Warren County to help local animals in need! We'll post the final donation amount once we get all the finances calculated. If anyone else would like to donate to the HSWC, or if you'd like to adopt a pet who desperately needs a home, please visit their web site for more info-- or visit their shelter in person!

If you have any questions or comments about this year's Greasy-Gooney 10K, or if anything eventful happened during the race that you'd like to pass along, or if you have any photos from the race that you'd like to share, feel free to send us a message. Next year's race is tentatively scheduled for Saturday 24 October 2020 (always the fourth Saturday in October), so hopefully we'll see y'all back in Browntown next fall for the 22nd annual Greasy-Gooney 10K! (Feel free to "like"/"follow" our Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter accounts for future updates.)

Easily the most scenic road race in the Shenandoah Valley, the 21st annual Greasy-Gooney 10K is slated to take place on Saturday 26 October 2019 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 RunSignup
Online registration closed on Thursday night, but race morning sign-ups are welcome. Race day registration is from 7:45 to 8:45 AM at the Browntown Community Center. The entry fee is $25 with our green & white running cap or $19 without the cap, and running club discounts are available. See the registration page for more info & printable entry forms!

We have 99 early registrants, but 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! (Folks who registered online will also find themselves listed on RunSignup's "Find A Participant" page.)

We're always in need of volunteers. If you'd like to help out at the 2019 race, contact Karsten Brown by e-mail or at (540) 635-1773. All volunteers (who commit early enough, anyway) are entitled to a free Greasy-Gooney running cap!

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
Shenandoah Valley Runners

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
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. 26 October)
7:45 AM - Race day registration & check-in begins
8:45 AM - Registration ends
9:00 AM - 10K start
10:30 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, and there is no parking at the start (more info), 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 was 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 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 Halloween candy and a bunch of other relatively worthless stuff).

Entry fees
With a green "Run Dri" running cap with the race logo embroidered in white: $20 in advance; $25 on race day

Without a running cap: $14 in advance; $19 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 2019 green running caps may be purchased for $8 each while supplies last. Also, leftover beanies from previous years [including 2018's black & gold beanies and 2017's navy blue beanies] are available for $5 each, and last year's "20th annual" pint glasses are on sale for just $2 each.)

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

The race director is also soliciting separate donations for the Humane Society of Warren County again; this is entirely optional (more info).

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 or speakers), baby joggers, dogs, or unregistered runners; violators will be disqualified and their names will be published (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.