Shiver in the River is the coolest winter festival in RVA! You can clean up, walk/run, or jump in the James River -- or do all three! You and your family can participate in as much or as little as you want, and you can form teams challenging your family, friends and co-workers.
10:00 a.m. Community Cleanup
Shiver in the River will start with a cleanup along the banks of the James River and in the RVA communities. Picking up litter and recyclables is at the very heart of Keep Virginia Beautiful. The cleanup is free, open to all ages and you can earn incentives by creating a fundraising page.
12:00 Noon 5K Walk/Run
The 5K Walk/Run is a fun event for the whole family that will start and end at Historic Tredegar, and take in the beauty of the James River. Online registration ends on Thursday, February 22nd, but walk up registration will be available at packet pickup on Friday, February 23rd, and on the day of the event. When you create a fundraising page, your registration fee counts toward your incentive awards. Short sleeve T-shirts are included in the 5K registration. There are two registration options, one for adults 13+ years and one for children ages 5-12 years. Please note, race registration fees are not refundable.
2:00 p.m. The James River Jump
The highlight of Shiver in the River is the James River Jump! This fundraising Jump will take place along the chilly banks of the James near Historic Tredegar. A minimum of $75 must be raised to participate in the Jump and to receive a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt. Online registration ends on Thursday, February 22nd, but walk up registration will be available at packet pickup on Friday, February 23rd, and on the day of the event. Must be 13 years and older to participate in the Jump.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Winter Festival!
There will be music, beverages, food, heated tents and more! This is the Coolest Winter Festival in Richmond, and shows our love for Virginia!
Create your own Fundraising Page!
Whether you cleanup, walk, run, or jump, you can help Keep Virginia Beautiful by raising funds starting right now! Funds raised will be use to support litter prevention, community outreach, education, recycling and beautification for Richmond and Virginia. Raise a minimum of $75 in any of these three events to earn your coveted Shiver in the River long sleeve T-shirt!
Individual Incentives for Fund Raising:
$75 raised = Commemorative Long Sleeve T-Shirt
$200 raised = + Large Plush Towel
$400 raised = + Embroidered Beanie or Headband
$600 raised = + Cozy Blanket