Register for the 2016 Ringing in Hope: A New Year's Eve Celebration



Online registration will close on Friday 12/30 at 8 pm 

Ringing In Hope: A New Year's Eve Celebration
(Saturday, Dec. 31st, 2016) 

New Year’s Eve traditions continue in 2016! Families and those visiting for the holidays have made this event a tradition since 2010! Start making your plans now to Ring in the New Year by ending 2016 with an event to remember! 

Ringing In Hope: A New Year's Eve Celebration will take place at a new venue this year in Ashburn Farms, VA --home to the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot race!  

Whether you decide to run, jog, or walk, you'll be doing more than just making a healthy start to the New Year. This year’s event will help raise funds for the lives of those impacted by cancer. This is a cause near and dear to race organizers who have lost loved ones this past year from cancer.  Undoubtedly, each of us has been impacted by the diagnosis of a family member, co-worker or friend. Let’s show them our support! In addition to raising funds for those battling cancer, participants are also being asked to bring in new items to help patients and families of Life With Cancer. 

Celebrate with us and enjoy family fun and festivities on hand to Ring in the New Year! 


Saturday December 31, 2016 (New Year's Eve)

Race Times: 

9:00 am 10K

9:10 am 5K

9:20 am 2K 


Ashburn Farms, 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147 (Registration); Start line is across the street at Ashburn Farms Association, 21400 Windmill Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147. 

Starting line for all races is on Windmill Drive 
Finish line for 10k/5k is on Crossroads Drive
Finish line for the 2k is on Windmill Drive

Charity Beneficiary: Life With Center (part of Northern Virginia’s INOVA Health System) 

Life With Cancer helps patients and their loves ones to face the challenges of living with cancer by providing information, education and support physically, emotionally and mentally. Whether you are dealing with a new diagnosis or are looking for additional support and information, Life with Cancer can help.

100 percent of all funds raised on behalf of Life With Cancer will be received directly by Life With Cancer.  Additionally, participants will be asked to bring a donated item to Packet Pickup or on Registration day. (Listed items provided by Life With Cancer can be found at 

Race Lineup

Here are just a few of the things you will enjoy:

  • $5,000 in awards and prizes to race participants!
  • Family Fun Activities 
  • Short Sleeve T-shirts for all registered participants
  • Bells and Finishing Ribbons for 2K participants (children) to Ring in the New Year!
  • Food at the finish line
  • Free massages
  • Team Competitions     
  • Stay Post Race to Eat & Celebrate

...Plus, you'll be helping to rasise funding to support Life With Cancer!


5K Timed Event

$30 Until Midnight November 1, 2016 (Early Bird Registration)
$35 From Nov. 2 – December 26, 2016
$40 December 27 -31st (race day and packet pickup)

10K Timed Event

$35 Until Midnight November 1, 2016 (Early Bird Registration)
$40 From Nov. 2 – December 26, 2016
$45 December 27 -  31st ( race day and packet pickup)


2K Fun Run/Walk

$20 per person 3 and older (under 3 is free)

*Walkers under 12 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. If parent/guardian is registered for 10K or 5K race, parent/guardian is free for 2K event. 2K admission includes a bell and finishers ribbon to proudly display as participant makes his/her way around the 2K course along with a bell to Ring In Hope for the New Year. Each 2K participant will also receive a bib for registration purposes, although the event is untimed.

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Timing and Scoring  Commonwealth Race Management, a division of Potomac River Running,  will provide professional race management and state of the art electronic timing. Timing Chips will be provided on the back of the bib. Please do not bend or remove the timing chip.   


In both the 10K and 5K valuable merchandise or gift certificates will be given to the top 3 overall men and top 3 women as well as the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 11 under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80 & over. There will also be drawings during the post-race ceremony - you must be present to win prizes. 

5K & 10K Co-ed Team Competition

Get your running buddies, family, friends and co-workers together and have fun challenging other teams. A trophy will be awarded to the fastest team (top 4 finishers) as well as the team with the most participants (in both the 5k and 10k event). All teams are coed, with a minimum of 5 people. A minimum of 2 persons of each gender are required to form a team. No exceptions. A single team may have as many members as desired. The top 4 on each team will score. Scoring is Cross-County Style; lowest aggregate time of the top 4 team members wins. 


T-SHIRT DEADLINE: December 12, 2016. To be guaranteed an Official Ringing in Hope t-shirt, please be sure to register by December 12. After that date, shirts will be available on race day following the race on a first come, first served basis, if still available. The event offers a uniquely designed commemorative short-sleeved t-shirt to registrants in the 5k, 10k and 2K. Sizes available are Unisex; Youth Medium and Large, Adult Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large and XXX-Large. Runners will receive the t-shirt size they have ordered as indicated on their bib in order to help ensure participants receive what they requested. 

Packet Pickup Prior to Race Day and Late Registration

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 4pm to 7pm
AutoNation Toyota - Leesburg
3 Cardinal Park Dr SE
Leesburg, VA 20175

**Grab a slice of pizza from La Villa Roma when you come to pick up your packet on December 28. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 4pm-7pm
Potomac River Running - Ashburn
43150 Broadlands Center Plaza #154
Ashburn, VA 20148

Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration

December 31, 2106 - 7:30am - 9am
Crossroads United Methodist Church
43454 Crossroads Dr
Ashburn, VA 20147

All race day registration will take place outdoors in order to accommodate the growing number of participants.

Race (and walk) registration can take place in one of three ways:

1.)    Registering here online

2.)    At one of the pre-race packet pickups list above

3.)    On race day at the race site:

December 31, 2016 at Crossroads Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147

Crossroads United Methodist Church -  7:30 AM to Race Time
Bring cash, check or credit card to register

Picking Up Bibs and Packets for Your Friends and Family

We do allow runners to pick up bibs and t-shirts for their friends. Please note that t-shirts cannot be mailed. You will not need to show us your ID or copies of their ID to pick up bibs for anyone other than yourself.


There is plenty of parking at Giant Junction Plaza shopping center off Ashburn Farms Parkway and in surrounding areas.

Strollers & Pets

Strollers and baby joggers are welcome, but must start at the back of the pack as a safety precaution for the other participants. For the safety of our participants, we do not permit pets to participate in the events. Thank you for your understanding.


If you are interested in volunteering for this fun event, please send an email with "Ringing In Hope Volunteer" in the subject line to:  Service hours are also available to volunteers. All volunteers must be at least 15 years old. 

More Information: Click here to view the event organizer's website 

Online registration for this event is currently closed