Register for the 2017 Great Beginnings Recess Run

Great Beginnings Recess Run is back for 2017! 
5k at 9:00 am, Fun Run at 9:45 am

See you at 9:00 am at Bolen Park!

Great Beginnings Preschool and Leesburg United Methodist Church are teaming up for our 2nd Annual Recess Run! Proceeds from last year's 5k helped fund a brand new playground for our church and pre­school children. We're not stopping there! We look forward to using this year's proceeds to maintain and improve our new playground. 

Playgrounds are not just for "getting your sillies out"! They also help children develop crucial hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills. Climbing and playing improve muscular endurance and flexibil­ity. Climbing especially improves concentration and focus skills. When encouraged to climb and play, chil­dren are able to identify their own abilities and challenge themselves to try new things. Our new play­ground features a climbing wall, monkey bars, slides and more! To maintain our new playground: mulch will be filled in, grass and flower planted. 

We are looking forward to having worship in the park after our 5k and Fun Run. We are working closely with the amazing people at Philip Bolen Park to alter our 5k route and make it stroller accessible this year. I look forward to keeping you posted as route details become available. 

Thank you for helping GBP and LUMC maintain and improve our new playground! 


5k:  $25 until October 13th, $30 until October 20th and $35 through race day

Fun Run: $10 through race day 

Online Registration will close on Friday, October 20 at 8:00 pm


Registrants will receive a commemorative cotton race shirt. **UPGRADE** to a Performance Shirt for an additional $6!

Shirts will be guaranteed if registered by Sunday, October 15. 

Packet Pick up:

You can pick up your bibs and shirts on Saturday, October 21 from 4-6 at the Leesburg =PR= Store at the Villages At Leesburg (1601 Village Market Blvd. SE, Unit 120, Leesburg, VA 20175). Bibs can also be picked up on Sunday morning at Bolen Park starting at 8:00 am. 


Awards will be given to the overall Male & Female finisher, as well as the top Male & Female in the following age groups; 15 & Under, 16-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46 & Over

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Online registration for this event is currently closed