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Healthy Strides 10K/5K

2014 Healthy Strides Community 5k/10K

2014 Healthy Strides Community 5K/10K
Burke Lake Park, April 26, 2014, 7:30 am

Head on out to Burke Lake Park on April 26 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.

WarningBurke Lake Park will be closed to the general public until 9 a.m. on race day, due to limited parking and to protect runners. At 9 a.m. the park opens to the public to enjoy the facilities and beautiful surroundings.

$25 October 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014 (Early Bird pricing!)
$30 February 1, 2014 through April 7, 2014
$40 April 7, 2014 through race day (space permitting)

Register at Potomac River Racing’s website:

Registrants will receive a commemorative race tech t-shirt in gender-specific sizes. There will be additional raffle prizes and race day bag check made available for participants.

Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, April 25 from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Healthy Strides Health and Fitness Expo, located at the South Run RECenter Fieldhouse (7550 Reservation Dr. Springfield, VA 22153) and on race day starting at 6:30 am at the race site.

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female winners and the top two 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 and stroller accessible and race walkers are welcome. There are campsites available in the park campground on a first come first serve basis.

We care about our community!  We have made several upgrades to our race, in an effort to conserve resources and to pay it forward.  A few changes that we have made for 2014 include: 

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Our comfy tech tees are locally made in Fairfax, VA!

As our special gift to you, we have hired professional race photographers from Swim Bike Run Photography to photograph the event.  Race pictures will be available for complimentary download.  This is a great way for you to share your experience with friends and family, and to save as a memento of your accomplishment!

Health & Fitness Expo


Join us for the 2nd Annual Healthy Strides Health & Fitness Expo (Sponsored by Cigna), Friday, April 25, 2014 from 4-7:30 p.m. at South Run Park. Fun, activities, and giveaways for the whole family, including:

  • Kids Fun Run: FREE. All ages. Register at the expo to receive a goodie bag. The Fun Run will take place around the turf fields – meet in the expo for a group warm-up at 6:15 p.m. The runs will be divided by age, and will start at 6:30 p.m.  Rain (reasonable) or shine.
  • Kids Challenge Course: Ages 8-14 years. $10 fee includes an “I Conquered the Challenge Course” t-shirt* and goodie bag, and unlimited use of the course. Register at the expo. Obstacles include… tire run, cone weave, balance beam, wall climb, army crawl, and more! Rain (reasonable) or shine.
    *First 250 registered participants
  • Activity Zone: Two moon bounces, corn hole and spin art (sponsored by Kaiser Permanente), Mobile Health Vehicle with BMI screenings (sponsored by Kaiser Permanente), Fitness Play area (sponsored by Fairfax County Park Authority RECenters), skateboarding demos, and DJ dance party!!!
  • Strongest School Competition: Check-in at the Expo to get a point for your school, and the school with the most student representation will win a Pool Plunge Party* at South Run RECenter!
    *Prize only for those students and teachers who attend the Expo.
  • Interactive Exhibitors: Over 60 local organizations and businesses will be on-hand to showcase their health and wellness offerings, including:
    • Cigna
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Fairfax County Park Foundation
    • Fairfax County Park Authority RECenters
    • Whole Foods Market
    • Inova
    • River & Trail Outfitters
    • Mrs. Greens Natural Market
    • … And so many more!!!
  • PLUS – sports massages, nutrition demos, free expo tote, product samples, access to the Virtual Race Bag with retail discounts and offers, music, and raffle prizes!!!

Healthy Strides Community 5k/10k pre-race packet pick-up and registration* ($40 fee) will be available.
*Unless race registration reaches capacity.   

The Healthy Strides Community 5k/10k and
Healthy Strides Health and Fitness Expo are
Take 12 Steps for Health events.

Please visit Fairfax County Park Foundation.

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