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Healthy Strides Community 10K/5K Run

2016 Healthy Strides Community 5k/10K, Burke Lake Park, April 23, 2016

2016 Healthy Strides Community 5K/10K
Burke Lake Park, April 23, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Head on out to Burke Lake Park on April 23, 2016 and join the Fairfax County Park Authority for the 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.



$30 through January 31, 2016 (Early Bird pricing!)
$35 February 1 through April 6, 2016
$40 April 7 through Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (space permitting)
There will be no race day registration, so be sure to register online before Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Register at Potomac River Racing's website.

Packet pick-up will be available on Friday April 22, 2016 at Burke Lake Park Ice Cream Parlor from 3 - 7:30 p.m. and on race day at Shelter A from 6 - 7 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 three overall male and female winners and the top runner in the following age groups; 19 & Under, 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 Burke Lake Park Campgrounds, for more information about campground reservations.

We Love Parks

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!

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Healthy Strides 5K and 10K Contact

If you have any questions about this event, or would like information about how to become one of our event sponsors, please contact the Race Director, Julie Frederickson at Julie.frederickson@fairfaxcounty.gov.



Fairfax County Park Foundation

Expo Sponsor


Supporting Sponsors

Giant Food INOVA Logo

Sandy Spring Bank Walmart Verizon

Healthy Strides Race, Expo Presented NACo Award

Achievement Award Winner

The Fairfax County Park Authority’s Healthy Strides Community 5k/10k Race and Healthy Strides Expo will receive a 2015 Achievement Award next month at the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition. NACo’s annual awards program is designed to recognize innovative county government programs, and the Healthy Strides event is being honored in the Parks and Recreation category.

Healthy Strides Flickr Album
Click to View 2015 Race Highlight Photos on Flickr

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Healthy Strides Save the Date 2016 - Community 5K/10K April 23; Expo April 22

The Healthy Strides Expo and Community 5K/10K Run are Take 12 Steps for Health Events.

Take 12 Steps for Community Health
To find out about the program, please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/Take12 or email Take12@fairfaxcounty.gov.
2015 Healthy Strides Community Expo, Burke Lake Park, April 25, 2015


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