2023 Healthy Strides 5K/10K and Kids Dash

Register for 2023 Healthy Strides 5K/10K and Kids Dash

Enjoy a scenic run on the beautiful grounds of Burke Lake Park. Join your community and friends when the Fairfax County Park Authority hosts your Healthy Strides 5k/10k on April 29th. The 5k course follows a tree-lined, paved road through the park and is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Runners who want to step up their challenge can take on the 6.2-mile wooded trail that circles the lake. To help keep you safe, 10k runners must maintain faster than a 17-minute mile pace, because the park opens at 9:30 a.m. and cars will be driving on the roads. All are welcome to enjoy park trails and amenities after the event.

The Tot Dash and Kids Dash events are for runners' and spectators' kids. Participants of these two events, and their drivers, may not leave the park until roads reopen at 9:30 a.m. The Tot Dash event allows the little ones who will ride in strollers on the 5k course to get their wiggles out before the big race. The Kids Dash event gives elementary school-aged kids a chance to cross the finish line before their parents. Tot Dash and Kids Dash registrants will not get a chipped bib but will receive a tech tee and finisher medal. Please, one medal per participant.

We LOVE Parks… and Giving Back! 

A portion of the proceeds from the Healthy Strides 5k/10k goes to the Fairfax County Park Foundation to support beautiful Burke Lake Park.  For information and to donate, please visit www. fairfaxparkfoundation.org.  

Important Information

  •      Registration closes on Tuesday, April 25, at midnight.
  •      For any registration after Monday, April 17, shirts are not guaranteed.
  •      Runners may pick up race packets at Burke Lake Park: Friday, April 28th (2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) or on race-day morning (6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.). Follow signs to the Ice Cream Parlor building.
  •      Race webpage updates, course, volunteering, and sponsorship https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/healthy-strides/10k5k

Course Map

The 5k Course and 10k Course are USATF certified 

Race Schedule

  •       Racers must finish before 9:30 a.m. The event ends at that time, and the park roads open to the public. If you are unable to complete the 10k before 9:30 am, walkers must participate in the 5K to ensure they finish in time.
  •       Tot Dash & Kids Dash: 7:35 a.m. start
  •       10k: 7:45 a.m. start
  •       5k: 7:50 a.m. start


  •      This is a rain-or-shine event.
  •      This event is non-refundable. No refunds will be given in the event of bad weather.


  •      Park roads close to traffic at 7:35 a.m.
  •      Park roads open at 9:30 a.m. 
  •      Please allow plenty of time on the morning of the race so that you and your spectators are parked before 7:35 a.m.
  •      Please allow 5-10 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the start line at Shelter A. 
  •      For runner safety, exiting the park will not be permitted until the runners have cleared the course. 
  •      Race cut-off time is 9:30 a.m., and roads open to traffic.
  •      Healthy Strides parking staff will direct you to open parking lots.
  •      If you must leave before 9:30 a.m., please let parking staff know when entering the park.
  •      Race participant parking in Shelter A parking lot is prohibited.

 Timing and Result

  •       Professionally timed by Commonwealth Race Management using the ChronoTrack B disposable tag system. Your tag will be attached to your bib. Results are available immediately after the race and are posted on prraces.com.  


  •      Finishers receive a Healthy Strides 5k/10k commemorative finisher medal.
  •      Awards will go to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, then the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.
  •      Award ceremony concludes our event for top finishers and age group winners.


  •      Men's, Women's and youth technical shirts are available.
  •      Note that the women's shirts might run slightly small. If between sizes, we suggest that you size up.


Support our event by volunteering

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors