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Leopold's Trail Run
10K, 5K, or 1-Mile

October 20, 2018

Please click here for the participant email (sent 10/16) full of race-day info!

Choose your distance (10K, 5K, or 1-mile), enlist your running buddies, and explore Leopold's Preserve on a beautiful fall evening at this 5th annual, pet friendly trail run!

We are very excited to announce that the event has expanded to now include a 10K run that utilizes 90% of the trails in Leopold’s Preserve, which gives you the opportunity to take in all the sights and sounds Leopold’s Preserve offers.

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.


For those new to the event, the race courses use the 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. 4, 2018)

  • Refreshments available at the finish line to all participants

  • Top positions in each category receive a medal

This year 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 and 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 20, 2018

2:00-6:00 pm - "Family Fest"  Vendors/Sponsors etc. 

2:00 pm - Packet pickup/registration opens

3:00 pm - 1-mile race

3:30 pm - 1-mile awards

4:00 pm - 10K start

4:10 pm - 5K start

5:00 pm: 5K awards
pm: 10K awards

Timing, Categories, and 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.



  • $30.00 (Until 7/25/2018)

  • $35.00 (Until 8/25/2018)

  • $40.00 (Until 9/22/2018)

  • $45.00 (Until 10/19/2018)

  • $50.00 (On site)


  • $25.00 (Until 7/25/2018)

  • $30.00 (Until 8/25/2018)

  • $35.00 (Until 9/22/2018)

  • $40.00 (Until 10/19/2018)

  • $45.00 (On site)

1-Mile Fun Run

  • $20.00 (Until 7/25/2018)

  • $25.00 (Until 8/25/2018)

  • $30.00 (Until 9/22/2018)

  • $35.00 (Until 10/19/2018)

  • $40.00 (On site)

You must register by 10/6 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)

Packet Pickup

All race packet pickup will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at 2:00 pm at the race starting area at Leopold's Preserve (16080 Market Ridge Blvd, Haymarket). Please have your confirmation email containing the bar code handy to make check-in quick and easy!

Course Maps

All distances will be well marked courses. Click your distance below for the course map: 


1 mile


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 the volunteers. If you have a passion for helping out and are interested in volunteering for this event, click here to choose your volunteer position! We have options for individuals, groups, and families. Donations to charities are available.  Looking to complete service hours? We can help you out with that, too.

Results and Photos

We will have a photographer on course catching you looking fab on course! 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.

Cancellations and Transfers

Please click here for our cancellation and transfer policy.

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