RVA's Coolest Winter Festival.
Choose Your Challenge!
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.
Shiver in the River will start with a cleanup along the banks of the James River and in communities throughout RVA. Picking up litter and recyclables is at the very heart of Keep Virginia Beautiful's mission.
Enjoy the beauty of the James River with a bit of exercise. Our improved route for the 5K is a single loop that includes the views of
downtown, natural areas and crosses the new Potterfield Memorial Bridge.
Download the 5K Route
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. Participants must raise a minimum of $75.
Thank you to all that participated in Shiver in the River in the first five years! We are looking forward to a bigger and better Shiver in the River in 2020, our 6th Anniversary of the event! With live music, beverages, food, heated tents and more, this is the Coolest Winter Festival in Richmond, and shows our love for Virginia!
Friday, February 28, 2020:
Optional Registration/Packet Pickup – Tredegar | 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 29, 2020:
Registration Begins | 9:30am | Runs Until Each Perspective Event
Community & Self-Directed Cleanups | 10:00am
5K Walk/Run | 12:00pm
James River Jump | 1:30pm
Winter Festival | 11:00am-4:00pm
You don't have to jump in the river to participate in Shiver in the River! You can register to donate $25 and we'll send you a pair of warm knit gloves to show your support for Keep Virginia Beautiful!
Shiver in the River is a fundraising event for Keep Virginia Beautiful to increase programs that support litter prevention, community outreach, education, recycling and beautification for Richmond and the Commonwealth of Virginia. To learn more about KVB, click on our logo.