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Healthy Strides Community 10K/5K Run

2015 Healthy Strides Community 5k/10K, Burke Lake Park, April 25, 2015

2015 Healthy Strides Community 5K/10K Run
Burke Lake Park, April 25, 2015, 7:30 a.m.
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Head on out to Burke Lake Park on April 25 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.

Registration is now closed.

View 5K Road Race Map

View 10K Road Race Map

Registrants will receive a commemorative race Tech Shirt in gender-specific sizes. There will be additional raffle prizes and race day bag check made available for participants. Raffle winners must be present to win.

Packet pick-up will be available on Friday April 24 from 4:00-7:30 pm 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. 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. The Healthy Strides Community 5k/10k and Healthy Strides Health and Fitness Expo are Take 12 Steps for Health Events.

The park will be closed to the general public until 9 a.m. on race day, due to limited parking and to protect runners. The park roads will reopen to the public either when the last runner finishes or 9 a.m. (whichever comes first). If a runner will need to leave the park prior to 9 a.m. they should let the front gate staff know so they can direct the runner to park in the ice cream parlor lot. For the safety of other runners, drivers will not be permitted to leave the other parking lots during the race. We encourage all runners to enjoy the award ceremony, prize drawings, and post-race refreshments, while cheering on their fellow runners.

FCPA Take 12 Program Information

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 2015 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!

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Healthy Strides 5K and 10K Run 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.

Thank You Take 12 Sponsors 2015

Take 12 Steps for Community Health

Healthy Strides Flickr Album
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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

2015 Healthy Strides Expo
South Run RECenter, April 24, 2015, 4-7:30 p.m.
7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22153


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Race Results:

2014 Healthy Strides Community 10k Results

2014 Healthy Strides Community 5k Results

See Who Participated in 2014


Title Sponsor:

Kaiser Permanente


Fairfax County Park Foundation

Expo Sponsor:


Supporting Sponsors:

Giant Food IPS Logo INOVA Logo

Sandy Spring Bank Walmart Fitlinxx


Entertainment Provided By:

Scorpio Entertainment

Race Support:

Potomac River Running
Commonwealth Timing
Burke Lake Park
Bike Swim Run Photography
FCPA’s Promotional Services
Republic Services

Race Stretching Areas Provided By:

Kaiser Permanente
Northern Virginia Community College – Massage Therapy Program
Palmercare Chiropractic

Race Refreshments Provided By:

Whole Foods Market – Fair Lakes
Calbee Snapea Crisps
Giant Peapod
Mary's Gone Crackers
Mott’s Applesauce

Race Bags Provided By:

FCPA’s Take 12 Steps for Health
Live Well Fairfax County Workforce Wellness Program
Crunchmaster Crackers
*Many of our sponsors and exhibitors also participated in the Virtual Race Bag, supporting our effort to make Healthy Strides a "green" event.

Race Awards & Expo Drawing Prizes Provided By (in alphabetical order):

A-1 Cycling
Barrel Oak Winery
Barrel Oak Winery
Bowl America
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Drum Daniel
Epiphany Pilates
FCPA - Aquatics Section
FCPA - RECenters
For the Health of It!
Great American Restaurants
Language Stars – Fair Lakes
Let's Dish
Live Well Fairfax County Workforce Wellness Program
Metro Run & Walk
Mrs. Green's Natural Market
Nando's Peri Peri - Alexandria
Noodles & Company - Fair Lakes
Nova Family Auto Center
Paradise Springs Winery
Potomac River Running
Radiance Medspa
River & Trail Outfitters
Sports Authority
The Little Gym
The Perfect Pita
Uptown Pet Bistro and Boutique
Wheel Nuts Bike Shop

Exhibitors (in alphabetical order):

AdvoCare – Independent Distributor, Jackie Matsumoto
Aradia Fitness
Arbonne - Executive Area Manager, Megan Bucelli
Breakthrough Chiropractic
Center for Vein Restoration
CenteredBeing Studio
DC Metro Area Dietetic Association
d?TERRA – Consultant, Seema Nechel
Drum Daniel
Epiphany Pilates
Fairfax County Animal Shelter
Fairfax County Council of PTA’s
Fairfax County CSB – Mental Health First Aid
Fairfax County Health Department
Fairfax County Libraries
Fairfax County Office for Children
Fairfax County Park Foundation
Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office
FCPA – Aquatics
FCPA – Camps/Rec-PAC
FCPA – Frying Pan Farm Park
FCPA – Golf
FCPA – Hidden Pond Nature Center
FCPA – Massage Therapist, Jeff Burden
FCPA – Parks, RECenters, Community Connections
FCPA - Reflexologist, Julie Mackin
FCPA – Skate Parks
FCPA – Sports Tournaments
FCPA – Take 12 Steps for Family Health
FCPS – Safe Routes to School
Food, Health and Nutrition, LLC
For the Health of It!
Foxy Mommy Bootcamp
Heart Starts
INTotal Health
It Works! Global – Independent Distributor, Amber Mears
Kaiser Permanente’s Kids Activity Area
Kaiser Permanente’s Mobile Health Vehicle
Live Well Fairfax County Workforce Wellness Program
Metro Run & Walk
Mrs. Green’s Natural Market
My Great Garden
Northern Virginia Community College – Massage Therapy Program
Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition
Northern Virginia Senior Olympics
Palmercare Chiropractic
Passanante’s Home Food Service
Primary Eyecare Associates
River & Trail Outfitters
Romy Nathan, RD – Nutritional Services
Roselle Center for Healing
Sandy Spring Bank
Street Medals
Target Clinic
The Bike Lane
US Marines

Expo Event Support:

Go Jumps!
South Run RECenter
Republic Services

Staff/Volunteer Support & Refreshments:

Calbee Snapea Crisps

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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