Register for the 2017 Great Beginnings Recess Run

Great Beginnings Recess Run is back for 2017! 
5k at 9:00 am, Fun Run at 9:45 am

Great Beginnings Preschool and Leesburg United Methodist Church are teaming up for our 2nd Annual Recess Run! Proceeds from last year's 5k helped fund a brand new playground for our church and pre­school children. We're not stopping there! We look forward to using this year's proceeds to maintain and improve our new playground. 

Playgrounds are not just for "getting your sillies out"! They also help children develop crucial hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills. Climbing and playing improve muscular endurance and flexibil­ity. Climbing especially improves concentration and focus skills. When encouraged to climb and play, chil­dren are able to identify their own abilities and challenge themselves to try new things. Our new play­ground features a climbing wall, monkey bars, slides and more! To maintain our new playground: mulch will be filled in, grass and flower planted. 

We are looking forward to having worship in the park after our 5k and Fun Run. We are working closely with the amazing people at Philip Bolen Park to alter our 5k route and make it stroller accessible this year. I look forward to keeping you posted as route details become available. 

Thank you for helping GBP and LUMC maintain and improve our new playground! 


5k:  $25 until October 13th, $30 until October 20th and $35 through race day

Fun Run: $10 through race day 

Online Registration will close on Friday, October 20 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 Sunday October 13. 

Packet Pick up:

You can pick up your bibs and shirts on Saturday, October 21 from 4-6 at the Leesburg =PR= Store at the Villages At Leesburg (1601 Village Market Blvd. SE, Unit 120, Leesburg, VA 20175). Bibs can also be picked up on Sunday morning at Bolen Park 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.

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