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Yellow Jacket 5K and 1-Mile Run

April 29, 2017

Click here to read the participant email with race-day info.

RMA is turning 125 and you're invited to the party! Come take a high speed tour (or as fast as your feet can carry you) through the historic Randolph-Macon Academy campus. The 5K and 1-mile fun run kick off a weekend of fun and exciting events in and around this beautiful school to celebrate 125 years of RMA. After the race, enjoy carnival games, balloon rides, and other awesome activities for the whole family. Make sure you take a tour of the buildings and say hi to all the students while you are there, too. With both a 5K and a 1-mile fun run available, everyone can join in the festivities. Click here for a rundown of all the community activities planned!



  • Fun course though the RMA campus

  • Chip timing

  • Commemorative bib number

  • T-shirt (must register by 4/26 at noon to be guaranteed a shirt. Late and race-day registrants will receive a buff.) 

  • Prizes for top three winners in each division

  • An awesome time in a beautiful place with family and friends

  • Entry to the RMA 125th year weekend of celebration events


The start and finish will be at Randolph-Macon Academy (200 Academy Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630). The run will be on paved trails and roads around the town of Front Royal. We will have signs and someone directing traffic to the parking location on campus.


Friday April 28th, 2017

6:00-7:30 pm: OPTIONAL Packet pickup time at Taste of the Town (find our booth on East Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630)

Saturday April 29th, 2017

7:30-9:45 am: Packet pickup at Randolph-Macon Academy (200 Academy Road Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630)

9:00 am: 5K race starts

10:00 am: 1-mile fun run starts

9:45 am: 5K awards

11:00 am: Randolph-Macon Academy 125 year celebration festivities continue

Divisions (5K only)

 Divisions (Male and Female)

  • 15 and under

  • 16-29

  • 30-39

  • 40-49

  • 50+



  • $25 per person per event

$15 Youth pricing (16 and under)


  • $15 per person per event


Race with a friend and spend less! For each additional registration you add to your cart at checkout, you will get 10% off each additional entry.


(RunSignUp charges a small fee in addition to the entry fee for online registration)

Packet Pickup

You have two options for packet pickup:

Friday April 28th, 2017, 6:00-7:30 pm: OPTIONAL early packet pickup at Taste of the Town (find our booth on East Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630)

Saturday April 29th, 2017, 7:30 am-9:00 am at the race site: 200 Academy Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630

Timing and Course Time Limits

The 5K will be timed using a BibChip system (the 1 mile is untimed). There are no course time limits or cut offs


You will need a pair of running shoes and your normal running attire. 

Lodging & Things to Do

Looking for things to do or a place to eat while you are in town? RMA has a fabulous schedule of events for their 125th anniversary! Also, check out our Activities Guide to Front Royal.

Rainbow View and Valley Vista Cabins: Cabins in Linden with hot tubs and mountain views. The owners are offering a $25 per night discount when you mention you are participating in an Adventure Enablers event.

Skyline Ranch Resort: 751 Mountain Road, Front Royal, VA 22630, Packet pickup and pre-race meeting location. Accommodations include chalets ($125, up to 6 people), cabins ($85, up to 6 people), and RVs ($75, up to 4 people). Visit the website or call 540-635-4169 ext.1

Shenandoah River State Park (cabins, camping, RVs), 350 Daughter of Stars Dr. Bentonville, VA 22610, (540) 622-6840


"Cabbin" at the Mountain Home B&B - 3471 Remount Road, Front Royal. $20 per bed (shared room, like a hostel) includes fresh linens, shower, breakfast, and other things they provide to their usual guests (Appalachian Trail hikers). Contact them directly for the $20 price at


Quality Inn -  10 S Commerce Ave Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 635-3161

Mention Rev3 Adventure/Adventure Enablers and get a double occupancy room rate for $64 per night

Super8 - 111 South Street, Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 636-4888
Mention Rev3 Adventure/Adventure Enablers and get a standard room for $62.50 (single occupancy) and $68.50 (double occupancy) per night.


Camping and RVs:

Low Water Bridge Campground (RV hookups and tent camping), 192 Panhandle Rd, Bentonville, VA 22610 (just across the river from the start/finish line), (540) 635-7277

Shenandoah River State Park (cabins, camping, RVs), 350 Daughter of Stars Drive Bentonville, VA 22610, (540) 622-6840

Skyline Ranch Resort, 751 Mountain Road, Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 635-4169, $40 for RV site


  • Entry fees are nonrefundable. No exceptions.

  • Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races. (But see “Transfers” below.)

  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of this event.

  • Race numbers are required to participate.

  • No coaches, bikes, or dogs will be allowed on the course.

  • For safety reasons participants are not permitted to wear earbuds or headphones.


Great job out there! 5K race results can be found here!

Cancellations and Transfers

Please click here for our cancellation and transfer policy.

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 sign up. 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.

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