Choose your distance (10K, 5K, or 1-mile), round up your favorite buddies, and explore Leopold's Preserve on a beautiful fall evening at this 6th annual, dog-friendly trail run!
Click here for the email sent to participants on 10/22 and full of race-day info!
Choose your distance (10K, 5K, or 1-mile), round up your best running buddies, and explore Leopold's Preserve on a beautiful fall evening at this 6th annual, pet friendly trail run! As always, the run is at twilight and includes a mini-family-festival complete with games, a face painter, a balloon sculpturist, a photo booth, local vendors, and much more for families.
The race courses use the fabulous trails of Leopold's Preserve in Haymarket, Va, through forest, plains, bridges and rolling hills, with tons of great views and wildlife along the way. The start/finish is the trailhead in the Villages of Piedmont community (at the end of Market Ridge Blvd.).
· All participants will receive a race t-shirt (guaranteed for anyone who registers on or before Oct. 10, 2019)
· Refreshments available at the finish line to all participants
· Top positions in each 5K and 10K category receive a medal
Race proceeds will benefit Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA), another great local charity that focuses on the rescue and placement of homeless dogs and cats in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area. FOHA relies on the support of volunteers and donations from the public to continue rescue efforts.
Location & Parking
Villages of Piedmont Clubhouse
16080 Market Ridge Blvd.,
Haymarket, VA 20169
Parking is available at both Villages of Piedmont clubhouse parking lots, and if that fills up, parking is available along the residential roads in Villages of Piedmont. DO NOT PARK ON MARKET RIDGE BLVD. because you will get towed. The start/finish line location is just a short walk from the clubhouse.
Race Day, Saturday, October 26, 2019
2:00-6:00 pm - "Family Fest" Vendors/Sponsors etc.
2:00 pm - Packet pickup/registration opens at the race starting area (16080 Market Ridge Blvd, Haymarket)
3:00 pm - 1-mile fun run
4:00 pm - 10K start
4:10 pm - 5K start
5:00 pm: Rolling awards
· $30.00 (Until 7/31/2019)
· $35.00 (Until 8/31/2019)
· $40.00 (Until 9/28/2019)
· $45.00 (Until 10/25/2019)
· $50.00 (On site)
· $25.00 (Until 7/31/2019)
· $30.00 (Until 8/31/2019)
· $35.00 (Until 9/28/2019)
· $40.00 (Until 10/25/2019)
· $45.00 (On site)
1-Mile Fun Run
· $20.00 (Until 7/31/2019)
· $25.00 (Until 8/31/2019)
· $30.00 (Until 9/28/2019)
· $35.00 (Until 10/25/2019)
· $40.00 (On site)
You must register by 10/10 to be guaranteed a race shirt. If you register after that date, you are not guaranteed a shirt, but you will still get a cool piece of swag!
(RunSignUp charges a small fee in addition to the entry fee for online registration)
Timing, Categories, & Awards
The 10K and 5K races will be timed using a BibChip system. The 1 mile is not timed. There are no course time limits or cut offs.
Categories are 5K and 10K 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Male and Female in the following age groups: 9 and under / 10-14 / 15-18 / 19-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60 and up. We do not ship awards.
We don't want to hold you up after you cross the finish line, so we will have a rolling awards ceremony (starting about 20 minutes after the first finisher crosses). Once you have crossed the finish line, stop by the timing booth, where you can print out a slip of your time and placement. If you placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in your category, swing by the awards table with your slip. We'll hand you your award , and you'll be able to take pictures on the podium if you like.
Once you cross the finish line, you can head over to the timing trailer to get your results on site. Results also can be found online here.
All distances will be well marked courses. Course maps will be coming soon!
You will need a pair of running shoes and your normal running attire. Be sure to dress for the weather and hydrate! You may want to consider bringing along a pair of warm and dry socks and shoes.
The heart of a great event is its volunteers. If you have a passion for helping out and are interested in volunteering on race day, click here to sign up. We have options for individuals, groups, and families. Donations to charities and school groups are available. Looking to complete service hours? We can help you out with that too.
Click here for a copy of the Adventure Enablers waiver for all participants. you will sign an on-line waiver during the signup process.