Healthy Strides

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Elizabeth Ittner, M.S.,
Certified Wellness Practitioner

Department Resources

2022 Healthy Strides 5k/10k and Kids Dash

Event Description

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Burke Lake Park Location

7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA, 22039

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).

Registration Closed

This event has reached capacity and registration is closed.

Healthy Strides 5K/10K 10-Year Anniversary LogoHead out to Burke Lake Park on April 30, 2022 and join the Fairfax County Park Authority for the Healthy Strides 5k/10k 10-year Runniversary! Enjoy a scenic run around the beautiful grounds of Burke Lake Park.

The 10k runs along a wooded path, taking runners around the lake. The 5k follows a tree-lined road through the park and is wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly. Both courses are USATF certified.

We Giving Back to Parks

A portion of the proceeds from the Healthy Strides Virtual 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.   

Important Announcements

  • This is a "rain or shine" event.
  • Race registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. 
  • FCPA’s Healthy Strides 5k/10k event follows current CDC, Governor’s and Health Department COVID guidelines for events. This event is subject to change due to pandemic-related issues. Registered participants will be notified via email. 
  • If there is a reason that this event cannot be held in person on Saturday, April 30, 2022, all participants may participate in the DIY option, however there will be no refunds or deferrals.  
  • Race day bag check, packet pick-up and race day registration will not be offered. 

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.

Register Now!

2021 Virtual Race Recap

Take a look back at last year's virtual race!

Healthy Strides Virtual 5k/10k Event Recap | May 2021

Healthy Strides Virtual 5k/10k Photos

Check out some photos from our virtual event on our Flickr account!


If you have any questions about this event please contact the Race Director, Julie Frederickson at

All sponsorship inquiries can be directed to Margaret Thaxton, Fairfax County Park Foundation at



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