Register for the Great Beginnings 5th Annual Halloween Recess Run

Map out your route, round up some Halloween garb and lace up those running shoes...its RECESS RUN TIME!

This Halloween themed event has been a staple in our GBP community for 5 years running...pun intended! In 2020, we are hosting this event VIRTUALLY and spreading it out over 3 FRIGHTENINGLY FUN days!

Here’s how it works: Register for the event: RUNNING/WALKING, BIKING, SWIMMING...or...TRIATHLON (more details below). You choose which of 3 days is best for your participation! When you’ve completed your event, log your time through PRR! It’s that easy! Remember to submit your selfies (costumes are a bonus) to our race FB page during race weekend! The link to our Race FB group can be found on our website,, look for the pumpkin race logo!

This virtual race is packed with ideas to keep you and your family active in a safe way while staying connected with your community (far and near)!

Locals are welcome to pick up race packets at Great Beginnings Preschool, packet shipping is also an option for an additional fee!


As mentioned above, we have extended the playing field to swimming (or rowing machine), cycling (stationary bike/peloton/echelon) as well as walking or running (treadmill/elliptical)! Need more of a challenge? Take on our TRIATHLON! Bike, swim and run (you can spread these out over the 3 race days) your way to VICTORY! 

Community and connection have taken on a whole new meaning at GBP! In response to the COVID pandemic, we have gone virtual for the 2020-2021 school year. Our Safer-at-Home Virtual Learning options allows us to stay connected with our GBP families while staying healthy.

We are excited to provide this opportunity for our students, staff, families and community to have some Halloween fun!


5K, Swim or Bike (any distance):  $25 through October 8th, $30 through October 28th and $40 until registration closes. 

Triathlon (combination of all three): $30 through October 8th, $35 through October 28th and $40 until registrataion closes

Online Registration will close on Saturday, October 31 at midnight. 

Swag: Registrants will receive a commemorative cotton race shirt. **UPGRADE** to a Performance Shirt for an additional $6!

Shirts will be guaranteed if registered by October 9. 

Packet Pick up: You can pick up your bib and shirt on October 26 & 29 at Great Beginnings Preschool (107 W Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176) Times to be determined. 

Awards: Medals will given to all participants! All registered racers will be entered into door prize drawings. Door prizes will be picked live on FaceBook November 2. 

Great Beginnings Preschool is located in Historic Downtown Leesburg. We have had the privilege of educating Leesburg’s children for 50 years! We are so blessed to have a dedicated staff and the support of Leesburg United Methodist Church. At Great Beginnings Preschool (GBP), we have a “Learn through Play” approach to Early Childhood Education. Children are most comfortable when in motion and our staff brings early literacy, math, science and art to life each morning. GBP focuses on the whole child. Socialization and Academics go hand-in-hand during these formative years. We encourage our learners to SHINE bright: Share, Help others, Include everyone and use Nice words Everyday like Jesus.

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