Register for the 2017 Fall Back and LIFT ME UP! 5k and fun run


LiftMeUp! was founded in 1975 as a hippotherapy program (the use of horseback riding as therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, especially as a means of improving coordination, balance and strength).  Today, we offer a variety of programs, including hippotherapy, summer camps designed to integrate children inside and outside of our program, yoga on horseback, a sports horse program, and a veteran’s riding program.  Our mission is to provide safe and effective therapeutic riding instruction, to help our riders physically (such as the ability to sit or stand unassisted), improve their focus, and enhance their social and communication skills.


Food and refreshments will be provided on the Great Falls Village Green after the race.  


WHEN:  Sunday, November 5, 2017 – 8am (which is like 9am because Daylight Savings ends at 2am!)

WHERE:  Great Falls Village Centre, 776 Walker Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066

5k: $30 through Oct 1, $35 until online closes on Nov 3 and on race day
Fun Run: $20 through Oct 1, $25 until online closes Nov 3 and on race day

SWAG:  Pre-registered runners receive a “Fall Back and LiftMeUp! 5K and Fun Run” Commemorative Race Shirt!  Please note: Shirts and shirt sizes are subject to availability and not guaranteed.

AWARDS:  Special awards for top overall male and female finishers in the 5K.

FUN RUN:  The fun run will begin at 8:20am and cover a course that is approximately ½ mile to 1K.

PACKET PICK-UP:  Packets can be picked up at LiftMeUp! on Saturday, November 4, from 1-4pm.  This will allow our race participants to see the wonderful program that the race is benefitting. 

Limited race-day packet-pickup will also be available from 7:15-7:45am at the race site. 

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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.