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Saturday 28 October 2023 9 AM Browntown, VA

Thanks for running! 2022 results, awards, splits, & photos are up!
The Greasy-Gooney 10K returned in 2022 as a live race for the first time since 2019, and 75 runners & walkers enjoyed an absolutely gorgeous morning in Browntown on 22 October 2022! Charlie Ban (37:17) and Laura Dixon (47:53) were your overall winners, and Janet Hughes broke our event record for oldest finisher at age 85!

FINAL 2022 RESULTS are up, sorted both by overall finish place and age group place. Also posted are everybody's 5K split times! If you spot any mistakes, send us an e-mail.

2022 RACE PHOTOS are now posted as well! 841 shots taken by Denise Hyde & Karsten Brown & screengrabbed from digital video 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 six albums (Set 1, Set 2, Set 3, Set 4, Set 5, Set 6. Feel free to tag yourselves & your friends! All these photos are free for personal use. (Commercial/professional use is not permitted without permission.)

GIGANTIC thank-yous to our awesome crew of 2022 volunteers, listed here alphabetically: Kyra Brown, Steve Colwell, Denise Hyde, Phil Laub, Lynne Lawrence, Terry Leckie, Alexander & Colleen Snyder, Gail Spangler, Judith Weber, and Jim Whitnah! They really pitched in and made everything go so smoothly this year. If I forgot to mention/credit any volunteers, please let me know!

Thanks as well to Tom Lacombe & O.J. Rudacille Gen. Mdse.; Vern Heavner and the Shenandoah Valley Runners; Pastor Kaipha Brown & Browntown Baptist Church; the Mikels family in Browntown; and the Browntown Community Center Association. All proceeds from the race (expected to be at least a couple hundred bucks, hopefully more, update to come) go to the community center and the Humane Society of Warren County!

Questions or comments about this year's race? Photos to share? Shoot us a message! Next year's race is tentatively scheduled for Saturday 28 October 2023 (always the fourth Saturday in October), so hopefully we'll see y'all back in Browntown next fall for the 25th annual Greasy-Gooney 10K!

Easily the most scenic road race in the Shenandoah Valley, the 25th annual Greasy-Gooney 10K is slated to take place on Saturday 28 October 2023 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!

Race info is not yet available for our 2023 race! We usually don't have the event details firmed up until late summer or early fall. But we definitely plan to hold the 25th annual Greasy-Gooney 10K on 10/28/2023!

REGISTRATION not yet open! We usually open registration a month or two before race day.

We're always in need of volunteers. If you'd like to help out at the 2023 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 premium!

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
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. 28 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 usually 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. Typically we 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
To be determined! Registration should be open by the end of September 2023. Members of the Shenandoah Valley Runners will receive an entry fee discount as always.

If there are any proceeds from the race, they will be donated to the Browntown Community Center Association and the Humane Society of Warren County.

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/strollers, 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). Preregistrants who feel ill should not participate, and for this reason, limited exceptions to our "no refund" policy may be made on a case-by-case basis (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.