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Jai Cole
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May the 4th Be With You at the Healthy Strides 5K/10K

Healthy Strides 2024May the 4th Be With You! Celebrate Star Wars Day by participating in the 2024 Healthy Strides 5K/10K. Grab your closest Star Wars fan (or running partner), your favorite intergalactic outfit/costume, and come walk, run or roll in this Fairfax County Park Authority family event. The Annual Healthy Strides 5K/10K will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Burke Lake Park.

The 5K course follows a tree-lined, paved road that is wheelchair and stroller accessible. The more challenging 10K leads through a 6.2-mile wooded trail circling the lake. Event participants can also enter their children into a Kids Dash for ages 2 to 10 (just note that all Kids Dashers must wait until both the 5K and 10K are over before leaving the park). Spectators and families are invited to remain at Burke Lake during the event to cheer on runners and take part in the festivities, which include post-race refreshments and music.

All finishers will receive a commemorative medal. Awards and bragging rights will be presented to the overall top finishers and top finishers in different age groups for both the 5K and 10K. A portion of the proceeds from the Healthy Strides 5K/10K will be donated to the Fairfax County Park Foundation to support the Wonder Wagon Mobile Nature Center. For information, Healthy Strides sponsorship details, or to donate, please visit the Park Foundation website.

Register by Jan. 1 using the discount code 24STRIDES2 to save $5 off the registration fee.

Burke Lake Park is located at 7315 Ox Road, in Fairfax Station. Learn more and register today by visiting the Healthy Strides 5K/10K webpage.

The Fairfax County Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3), supports the Fairfax County Park Authority by raising private funds, obtaining grants, and creating partnerships that supplement tax dollars to meet our community’s needs for park land, facilities, and services. Visit the Park Foundation website or call 703-324-8582.

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