Whether coming in from St. Petersburg, Russia, St. Petersburg, Florida or Petersburg, Virginia, here’s where you need to head! The Mid-Atlantic Beard & ‘Stache Championships 008 will be held at The Canal Club in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom district.
The Canal Club is right off of Interstate 95. The main entrance is on 17th Street, between Cary & Dock Streets, near the corner with Cary Street.
We have two official hotel options for you: one close and convenient, the other is a standard option. Most hotel rooms in downtown Richmond are now north of $200/night, so we worked some deals out for you where we could.
For those who need a good place to crash on a comp weekend, we have a block of rooms at the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Richmond Airport for $92/night. It’s 6.7 miles away, comes with free hot breakfast, and will have plenty of Lyfts and Ubers available given its proximity to the airport.
Call 1-804-322-1649 and ask for the “RVA Beard League” group. (There’s currently no online option to book it with the group rate.)
6000 Audubon Drive, Sandston, Virginia 23150
6.7 miles from the Canal Club
The official comp hotel is the Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown @$179/night. A portion of proceeds from each room will be donated to RVA Beard League, and in return to Shine For Scott.
555 E. Canal Street Richmond, VA 23219
0.8 miles directly down the street from the Canal Club
LOCATIONS & POINTS OF INTEREST
Event-specific locations, local restaurants, fun points of interest, local breweries, and murals to see around town. Click on the icon in the top left corner of the map to expand the menu and find recommended places to eat, drink, and explore. You can pull up all of the map options below, or on your phone at https://bit.ly/MABSC008map.
THE "LONGEST BEARD" TROPHY
We know it's not easy or cheap to travel for competitions, so we like to recognize the person who's literally gone those extra miles. A special trophy will be awarded to the registered competitor who's traveled the furthest to join us at the Mid-Atlantic Championships!
BY ASTON MARTIN, CONFISCATED ENEMY TANK, JET PACK, OR ON FOOT
Here’s the address for your smartphone directions:
The Canal Club
1545 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
...if you're parachuting off of a recently self-destructed AI drone that became self-aware and was hell-bent on destroying humanity.
BY RAILCAR (perfect for rooftop fights, just watch out for tunnels)
If you prefer to travel by train, Amtrak stops at Richmond's historic Main Street Station, a block from the venue. The Staples Mill Station isn’t that far from downtown, and we'll come pick you up and drop you off.
BY BUS OR ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER
Another option is to take Megabus, which also stops right across from Main Street Station. The fares are pretty cheap, and with free Wi-Fi, is an easy and inexpensive way to get to RVA.
BY U-2 SPYPLANE, TACTICAL HELICOPTER, OR AGENCY JET
Richmond International (RIC) is ~10 miles away. If you choose to fly into Richmond, send us your flight info, and we’ll get you from and to the airport. It's the least we can do.
BY SPEEDBOAT, SEAPLANE, OR SUBMARINE POD
The Canal Club is right on the historic Kanawha Canal, surveyed and planned by George Washington in the late 18th Century. The canal is connected to the James River, Chesapeake Bay, and Atlantic Ocean, for ready waterway access to the venue from your secret underwater headquarters.
There is no dedicated lot for the Canal Club, but public parking is available around the venue, including several adjacent pay lots. If you're not Lyft'ing down, we recommend the large pay parking lot directly beneath I-95, adjacent to the club. There are plenty of spots and no need to parallel park. The lot entrance is approximately at 1532 Dock St., Richmond, VA 23219.