Healthy Strides

703-324-8618 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Julie Frederickson
Fitness & Wellness Section Manager

Department Resources

2023 Healthy Strides 5k/10k and Kids Dash

Date & Time
4/29/2023 - 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Burke Lake Park Location
7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

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Burke Lake Park Location

7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA, 22039
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Map of Burke Lake Park

From Route 123 North
The park entrance is on the right. If you see the golf course then you have gone too far.
The golf course entrance will be the next right beyond the park entrance.

From Route 123 South
The golf course entrance is the first left off Ox Road (Route 123).
The park entrance is the second left off Ox Road (Route 123).

Healthy Strides 10k/5k Race logo

Enjoy a scenic run on the beautiful grounds of Burke Lake Park. Join your community and friends when the Fairfax County Park Authority hosts your Healthy Strides 5k/10k on April 29, 2023. The 5k course follows a tree-lined, paved road through the park and is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Runners who want to step up their challenge can take on the 6.2-mile wooded trail that circles the lake. To help keep you safe, 10k runners must maintain faster than a 17-minute mile pace, because the park opens at 9:30 a.m. and cars will be driving on the roads. All are welcome to enjoy park trails and amenities after the event.

Register for 2023 Healthy Strides 5K/10K!

The Tot Dash and Kids Dash events are for runners' and spectators' kids. Participants of these two events, and their drivers, may not leave the park until roads reopen at 9:30 a.m. The Tot Dash event allows the little ones who will ride in strollers on the 5k course to get their wiggles out before the big race. The Kids Dash event gives elementary school-aged kids a chance to cross the finish line before their parents. Tot Dash and Kids Dash registrants will not get a chipped bib but will receive a tech tee and finisher medal. Please, one medal per participant.

Volunteers Needed!

We Giving Back to Parks

A portion of the proceeds from the Healthy Strides 5k/10k will go to the Fairfax County Park Foundation in support of local trail building and care for Burke Lake Park. For more information and to donate to parks, please visit the Park Foundation website.   

Registration and Fees

REGISTER EARLY — SPACE IS LIMITED! Register before April 8, 2022 to reserve your commemorative race tech t-shirt in gender specific sizes. 


  • Registration closes when full or by April 19, 2022.
  • There will be no race day registration.
Activity Cost
(Paved, walk or run, strollers and dogs permitted)
(Trail, run, strollers and dogs not recommended)
Lil’ Striders Tot Dash
(Ages 2-10)
(Run Your Race in Your Place!)
NEW!!! Add-on: Post-Race Train Ride at Burke Lake Park** $3

* Due to supply chain shortages, shirts will be ordered on April 8, 2022. Availability is not guaranteed if you register after April 8.

Lil’ Striders Tot Dash is a very short run for kiddos who are literally along for the ride, not registered participants in the 5k/10k. This allows them to get their energy out before they’re strapped into a stroller for the main event.  

+DIY (Do It Yourself) Option: Run your race on your own time, on your own course. 
DIY Self Reporting Instructions – After you run, be sure to log back into your registration from PR Races and post your results to be added to the leaderboard. Once you log in, click My Account and scroll to find Healthy Strides, click the blue ACTION button, click Log Results, and submit.  

** The Burke Lake Park Train will open at 10 a.m., just for Healthy Striders! Add on a ticket to ride the train with your race registration and enjoy the Family Fun Zone down by the Ice Cream Parlor parking lot. Must be a registered participant of the Healthy Strides 5k/10k/Kids Dash. Tickets only valid with bib number on April 30, 2022. For more train info, see the Burke Lake Park webpage.

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Get involved with FCPA’s wellness program throughout the year to make an impact on the health of our community. Try our Healthy Strides Community virtual fitness classes. Visit Healthy Strides.

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