Register for the 2021 Courage Day 5K

4/16-17: if you are still interested in participating in person, you can still register in person during packet pick up or race morning. See below for details.

Virtual registration will remain open through April 30, register below and all items will be shipped out before 4/30.

Join us for our second annual Courage Day 5k, a celebration of strength and survival


On April 17, 1999 our fearless leader Liz Sands was kidnapped and raped, an event that’s had a lasting impact on her life. Over the past 22 years, Liz has found meaning and purpose through helping and educating others. In 2019 she founded The Courage Closet, a non-profit organization providing support for sexual assault and abuse survivors. April is also sexual assault awareness month.


The Courage Closet is partnered with the INOVA FACT (Forensic Abuse Consultation Team) department. The FACT department treats victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Loudoun County and the greater Northern Virginia area. Since April of 2020 the FACT department has seen a significant increase in victims and the violent nature of abuse. 100% of net proceeds go directly to supporting the FACT department. 


We are offering both an in person and virtual 5k this year!

The live, in person race is at beautiful Franklin Park in Western Loudoun County, VA. Franklin Park boasts 200+ acres of rolling hills and views of the Blue Ridge mountains. This is a trail course, while not technical it is not paved.


Live event will start at 9:00 am at: 
Franklin Park
17501 Franklin Park Dr
Purcellville, VA 20132


Registration fees: 
$30 through March 15
$35 until online registration closes on Thursday, April 15 at 8:00 pm
$40 during packet pick up and on race day

Due to Virginia’s COVID 19 restrictions the race will be capped at 250 participants.  A waitlist will be added once we have reached 250 registrations. Should restrictions change we will open up registration to the waitlist. 


There is no cap at this time for virtual participants 


Packet pick up will be at the =PR= Leesburg store on Friday, April 16 from 4-6 pm, then again on race day, at Franklin Park starting at 7:45 am. Due to the Covid Restrictions and the need for social distances, all participants are encouraged to pick up their packet before race day. Shipping is also an option for a small fee, for those in the Virtual Event. 

Awards for the live event will be given to the top 3 overall Male & Female finishers and the top 3 boys and girls 10 & under. 

All proceeds will go directly to The Courage Closet.
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