Register for the 2019 Great Beginnings Recess Run

It is time for the 2019 Great Beginnings Recess Run!
October 19, 2019
5k at 9:00 am, Fun Run at 9:45 am

New location for 2019!!!
Evergreen Sports Complex
19623 Evergreen Milles Road
Leesburg, 20175

Great Beginnings Preschool and Leesburg United Methodist are teaming up for our 4th Annual Recess Run 5k and Fun Run! Proceeds from previous Races helped fund a brand new playground for our church and preschool children and new and updated learning materials for our students. But we’re not stopping there! We look forward to using this year’s proceeds to help us purchase a permanent sunshade for our wonderful playground.

Great Beginnings Preschool is located in Historic Downtown Leesburg. We have had the privilege of educating Leesburg’s children for 50 years! We are so blessed to have a dedicated staff and the support of Leesburg United Methodist Church. At Great Beginnings Preschool (GBP), we have a “Learn through Play” approach to Early Childhood Education. Children are most comfortable when in motion and our staff brings early literacy, math, science and art to life each morning. GBP focuses on the whole child. Socialization and Academics go hand-in-hand during these formative years. We encourage our learners to SHINE bright: Share, Help others, Include everyone and use Nice words Everyday like Jesus.

We are exicted to hold our 5k and Fun Run at a new location, Evergreen Sports Complex!  What a gorgeous venue to celebrate our preschool, church and community.

Our Fun Runners (and 5kers as well) are invited to wear preschool-appropriate Halloween costumes!

Thank you for helping GBP and LUMC maintain and improve our playground and preschool.


5k:  $25 until October 4th, $30 until October 17th and $35 through race day

Fun Run: $10 through race day 

Online Registration will close on Friday, October 12 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 October 4. 

Packet Pick up:

You can pick up your bibs and shirts on Friday, October 18 from 2-6 at Great Beginnings Preschool (107 W Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176) Bibs can also be picked up on Saturday morning at Evergreen Sports Complex 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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I know that running can be a hazardous activity and that I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running, including, but not limited to, falls, weather conditions including high heat and/or humidity, contact with other participants, the effects of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Potomac River Running, Inc., Potomac River Running Charitable and Educational Events Inc., Commonwealth Race Management, Inc., and all event partners, sponsors and volunteers, their representatives and successors from all claims or liability of any kind arising out of my participation in this race even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. Further, I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, or other record of this event for any legitimate purpose without compensation to me. For safety reasons, I agree not to officiate with any of the following: Wheelchairs, strollers, baby joggers, skates, pets or headsets. I understand that there are no refunds should severe weather cancel the event. I further understand that this event may change date or location if required by local authorities. I agree that my email address will be added to the Potomac River Running and Commonwealth Race Management email list.

I understand that there are no refunds or transfers.

I acknowledge that I am over the age of 18, or the legal guardian of the registrant under the age of 18.