To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.

Are You Ready to Shiver?

It’s almost time!

This is our Third Annual Shiver in the River, and it promises to be better than ever! Our first year, we had a huge group who helped with a community cleanup around the Richmond riverfront, and 150 braved the cold to make the James River Jump. Last year, we had a bigger cleanup (even with a recent snow still on the ground!), over 200 made the pledge to do the Jump, and over 350 participated in our new 5K Walk/Run! Combine all of this with food, music, beverages, and a chance to help us keep Virginia beautiful. It really is Central Virginia’s Coolest Winter Festival!

We recently walked the new route for our 5K, and it’s spectacular. It takes advantage of the best of the James River Park System and downtown Richmond, with a single loop exploring the riverfront, natural areas, historical sites, and the new T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge.

You don’t get a better view of the James and Richmond than that.

Head over to the Shiver in the River website to register for your favorite part of our festival. Do one or do all three. Come for the festivities! Pull together a team of your friends, neighbors, or coworkers to make your James River Jump a theme-filled affair!

We would also be remiss if we didn’t recognize Elizabeth Flint of Gloucester. She’s signed up for the 5K Walk/Run, and the James River Jump. She’s also our Early Bird Winner, and will have some lovely gifts to make her 2017 Shiver in the River memorable. January 28th. Enjoy our new video to get a taste of what’s to come!