2017 RiverFest!

Saturday, April 29th

10AM – 3PM

Welcome Fort Lee Activities!


REGISTER NOW for the 5K Trail Run at Prince George Regional Riverside Park

Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 9AM – 11AM

Register to Run at runsignup.com


Prince George Parks & Recreation, the Riverside Regional Jail, and Tri-cities Roadrunners are proud to host the 2nd Appomattox River Regional Park 5K Trail Run! Participants at all levels are encouraged to come out and enjoy the festivities!

All proceeds from the event will be split between the Special Olympics of Virginia and Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR).


NOTE: All sponsorship options include:
A booth or your company literature placed on sponsor display table if you’re unable to attend; Special announcements mentioning sponsor name before and after the race

Gold – $750
PROMINANT display of logo/name on BACK of race t-shirts; 6 complimentary race entries and 6 complimentary race t-shirts

Silver – $500
Logo/name on the back of the race t-shirt; 4 complimentary race entries and 4 complimentary race t-shirts

Bronze – $250
Logo/name on the back of the race t-shirt; 2 complimentary race entries and 2 complimentary race t-shirts

$100 Level
Name on the back of the race t-shirt

Please call Prince George County Parks and Recreation at 458-6164 for more information.

9th Annual Paddle or Battle – “Amazing!”

The weather was perfect and the river was beautiful for the 63 paddlers who participated in the 2016 9TH Annual FOLAR Paddle or Battle. Most were there to enjoy a leisurely paddle. Eight racers took off just before 10AM and the fastest time of 1:52 was achieved by Monty McNeil on an SUP! Christine Fitzpatrick was the fastest female at 2:07!  Our many volunteers and sponsors helped to make the event a great success. We have lots of great photos on our Facebook page thanks to the wonderful photographers from the local Cockade City Camera Club.  See photos.

FOLAR Brings Out Volunteers for JRAC Regional River Clean-up

FOLAR participated in the 17th Annual James River Regional Clean-up on September 10th bringing 20 volunteers to Patton Park in Petersburg to collect 28 large bags of trash. FOLAR thanks the volunteers and members who came out to help as well as the many sponsors like Container First Services! Read more


USGS Water Data

Pulling the canoe or kayak out this weekend? Get Real Time Water Data for the Appomattox River and other local bodies of water with USGS Water Data for the Nation.


Sponsor FOLAR

We’ve accomplished many of our goals over the last few years but could not have done it without the help from our sponsors.  FOLAR is a non-profit organization founded on support and contributions from local and national businesses.

Become a sponsor and help support the Appomattox River.