Starting at the Road Runner Running Store, this route is a loop through Windsor Farms.
This 5.6 mile route is mainly on sidewalks and roads, leading you through the historic and scenic Windsor Farms neighborhood. You’ll first head South on Sheppard Avenue and run adjacent to Byrd park before making a right on Douglasdale Rd. After crossing over the overpass of I-195, take an immediate left and then a right onto Portland Pl. This is the route’s only minor hill. Turning left onto Dover will bring into the Windsor Farms neighborhood which has countless twists and turns that can easily be weaved into a longer run option. This route has you turn left onto Canterbury Rd. and continue until you cross over Cary St. From there, you can take either Grove, Patterson, or Monument back through the fan to the store.
Monument Avenue rightfully gets gushing praise for its stately architecture, but in our eyes the quiet, idyllic streets of Windsor Farms are the gem of running in Richmond’s Near West End. Be sure to look out for the Virginia House and Agecroft Hall on your way through!