Healthy Strides Community 5k/10k
Burke Lake Park, Saturday, April 22, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Head on out to Burke Lake Park on April 22nd and join the Fairfax County Park Authority for the 5th annual Healthy Strides Community 5k/10k!! Enjoy a scenic run around the beautiful grounds of Burke Lake Park. The 10k runs along a wooded path and takes runners around the lake. While the 5k follows a scenic tree-lined road through the park. A portion of the proceeds from the Healthy Strides Community 5k/10k will help fund summer camp opportunities for children living in homeless shelters and transitional housing in Fairfax County.
Burke Lake Park is located at 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
REGISTER EARLY SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 500 RUNNERS/WALKERS!!
Registration: 5k/10k Early Bird pricing $30 until January 31, 2017. $35 until registration closes on Tuesday, April 18, 2017! There will be no race day registration, so be sure to register online before the 18th!
Packet pick up will be available on Friday April 21st at Burke Lake Park from 3:00-7:30 p.m. in the Ice Cream Parlor and at Shelter A on race day 6:00-7:00 a.m.
The park roads will close to traffic at 7:15 a.m. and will not open again until 9 a.m.; please allow plenty of time on the morning of the race so that you and your spectators are parked before 7:15 a.m. For the safety of our runners, exiting the park will not be permitted until the runners have cleared the course. The race cut-off time is 9 a.m., and the roads will open to outside traffic.
Registrants will receive a commemorative race Tech Shirt in gender specific sizes. There will be race day bag check made available for participants.
Awards will be given to the top overall male and female winners in each event and the top three male and female runners in the following age groups; 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 & Over.
The 5k route is wheelchair accessible and race walkers and strollers are welcome to participate in the 5k event. There are campsites available in the park campground on a first come first serve basis. Visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/burkelakepark/burkecamp/, for more information about campground reservations.
We love parks and want to make this event as environmentally friendly, as possible.
§ We will be participating in the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe Program. Bring your old, worn-out athletic shoes to the Health Expo or on race day. Nike Reuse-a-Shoe will grind them down to create a new material called Nike Grind, which is used to make high-quality sports surfaces including courts, turf fields, tracks and more. Nike will accept any brand of shoe.
§ We will cut down on paper waste with “virtual race bags”, so that you can access coupons and flyers online. You will still get a great reusable bag, but it will only be filled with goodies!
§ Your timing sensor will be attached to your biodegradable bib!
Online registration for this event is currently closed