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Healthy Strides Community 10K/5K Run

2016 Healthy Strides Community 5k/10K, Burke Lake Park, April 22, 2017

2017 Healthy Strides Community 5K/10K
Burke Lake Park, April 22, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039


Become a Volunteer

Head on out to Burke Lake Park on April 22, 2017 and join the Fairfax County Park Authority for the 5th Annual 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 November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017 (Early Bird pricing!)
$35 February 1 through Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (space permitting)
There will be no race day registration, so be sure to register online before Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Packet pick-up will be available on Friday April 21, 2017 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 overall male and female winners, and the top three male and female runners in the following age groups; 15 & Under, 16-19, 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!

Spread the Word on Facebook

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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


Fairfax County Park Authority Take 12 Sponsors

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Entertainment Provided By:

Scorpio Entertainment

Race Support:

Burke Lake Park
Potomac River Running
Commonwealth Timing
FCPA's Promotional Services - Photographer

Refreshments Provided By:

Trader Joe’s

5k/10k Race Bags Provided By:

FCPA's Take 12 Steps for Health
FCPA's Rec-PAC Cigna
*Many of our sponsors also participated in the Virtual Race Bag, supporting our effort to make Healthy Strides a "green" event.

5k/10k Awards provided by :


5k/10k Giveaways provided by (in alphabetical order):

Anita’s Restaurant
Barrel Oak Winery
Cava Grill
Chesapeake Bagel Bakery - Oakton
Epiphany Pilates
Foster’s Grille
Great American Restaurants
Jersey Mike’s
Hall’s Corner Automotive
NOVA Family Auto Service – Falls Church
Paradise Springs Winery
Potomac River Running
River & Trail Outfitters
Trader Joe’s
Wheel Nuts Bike Shop

SPECIAL THANKS to all of the Healthy Strides Volunteers! There were over 100 volunteers that gave their time to support these community events.

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

Take 12 Steps for Community Health
To find out about the program and take the MY HEALTHY YEAR pledge, please visit Take 12 Steps for Health or email
2016 Healthy Strides Community Expo, Springfest, April 30, 2016
Achievement Award Winner

Healthy Strides Race and Expo are
2015 NACo Award Winners


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