A FREE race for kids: ages 10 and under

Poca Go! Kids (2023) registration limit is 75. Sign up early!

Date: Friday, June 16th. This year the kids race will take place on the evening before the main race this year. Register your child to race or sign up to volunteer using the same signup link.

Times listed are estimates for each category. Final category start times will be dependent on number of racers signed up in each category. In some cases, categories may be combined or there may be multiples heats.

Plan Ahead
Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the estimated start time for your child’s category in order to check-in (Check-in will be open from 4:00-7:30).

Volunteers should plan to arrive at the time listed on the sign-up form. Check-in will be at the back of the parking lot on Courthouse Road.

The GPS address is: 7298 Courthouse Rd Chesterfield, VA 23832. Please note: parking in this lot is limited. It is best if you can carpool or, for older racers, please consider parking at the pool parking lot within the main park (off State Park Rd) and ride the 1.5 miles up to the Swift Creek trails.

The Race
All races will start on the gravel fire road from the parking lot and proceed to the Gateway trails. All races stay on the Gateway trails. This race will not be timed. Places are determined in order of finish for each category/heat. Each participant will receive a bib number, sticker, and ribbon. This race will cap at 75 total racers. If we have not reached the limit before race day, then on-site registration will be available. 

Helmets are required! It’s recommended that you also bring: a water bottle/hydration, pre/post-race snacks, and bug spray and sunscreen.

Racer check-in and awards will be held in the grassy area at the back of the parking lot. Please plan to stick-around and cheer other racers. Let’s support these kiddos!! For many of them, this is their first race experience and we want to ensure a positive one.

For any questions or concerns, you can send an email to the race director (Robyn Browne) at: [email protected]

Estimated Schedule of Events:

4:00 pm – Racers can begin checking in

4:30 – Balance Bike Age 2 (approx 0.25 mile course- fire road and small section of Gateway)

4:45 – Balance Bike Age 3 (approx 0.5 mile course- 1 Gateway loop) 

5:00 – Balance Bike Age 4 (approx 0.5 mile course- 1 Gateway loop)

5:15 – Balance Bike Awards 

5:30 – Pedal Bike Age 4 (approx 0.75 mile course- fireroad and 1 Gateway loop)

5:45 – Pedal Bike Age 5 (approx 0.75 mile course0 fireroad and 1 Gateway loop)

6:00 – Pedal Bike Age 4-5 Awards 

6:30 – Pedal Bike Age 6 (approx 1.5 mile course – fireroad and both Gateway loops)

6:45 – Pedal Bike Age 7 (approx 1.5 mile course – fireroad and both Gateway loops)

7:00 – Pedal Bike Age 8 – Part 1 (approx 1.5 mile course – fireroad and both Gateway loops)

7:15 – Pedal Bike Age 6-8 Awards (1.5 mile course)

7:30 – Pedal Bike Age 8- Part 2 (appox 3 mile course – fireroad and both Gateway loops x2)

7:45 – Pedal Bike Age 9 (appox 3 mile course – fireroad and both Gateway loops x2)

8:00 – Pedal Bike Age 10 (approx 3 mile course – fireroad and both Gateway loops x2)

8:30 – Pedal Bike Age 8-10 Awards (3 mile course)