BCRC Family Fun in the Sun 5K Run

1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, May 26, 2018


Annandale, VA


Activity Today Later

5K Run

$5 $5 Closed

About This Activity

Calling all runners, walkers, and outdoor enthusiasts!  Come run through a great Community!  Pack up the kiddos and join us on opening day of our beautiful Broyhill Crest Recreation Club pool for the first annual community 5K fun run. The course will be a great mixture of rolling hills and flat, shaded park trail. It's a run / walk so come out whether it’s your first 5K or you are trying to set that PR.  The event is stroller-friendly and pet-friendly so don't worry about getting a babysitter or dogsitter.  We don't want anyone in the family left behind!

Race Day Schedule
The 1st annual Family Fun in the Sun 5K is Saturday, May 26, 2018 (Memorial Day weekend) from 9am-11am. The 5K run will be followed by the season opening of the POOL (open to all, member or not)!  The Crepe Love food truck will be on site offering sweet and savory breakfast crepes post run.  They take cash or credit cards.  See their menu here:  http://www.crepeamour.com/menu.html  Picnic tables will be set out in the parking lot so burn some calories during the run, grab a delicious crepe, and lounge by the pool with us!

8:30am:  arrive, check-in, grab complimentary coffee, prepare to run or walk

9:00am:  5K (3.1 mile) run/walk with 1 mile turnaround point

10:45am:  *FREE*  25 meter dash for runners 5 & under

11:00am:  run finishes, POOL OPENS (free for all, including non-members)

Event Details

Entrance fee:  $5.00 per runner  *stroller children are free*

Parking is available in the BCRC parking lot, along Murray Lane, Oliver Ave, or any other streets surrounding the run.  Additionally, participants may park in the Cornerstone Evangelical Church's parking lot and use the foot path that connects to the BCRC pool (two minute walk).  Their address is 3901 Gallows Rd, Annandale, VA.  There are bike racks at the pool as well.

Course Description
We start and finish right in front of the BCRC pool at 7212 Early St, Annandale, VA.  This course is a loop.  From the pool, we will take a right onto Murray Lane and stay the course until we reach Fern Lane.  Take a left on Fern Lane and one block later turn right onto Sprucedale Drive where a race volunteer will direct you to the entrance of the Holmes Run trail.  After 25 meters on the trail, we'll encounter a T-intersection and follow the path to the left, over the creek.  Follow the race day signs on the trail (past Rose Lane Park) for approximately one mile.  There will be another T-intersection and we'll go to the left, over the creek again.  We'll exit the park onto Valleycrest Dr, which, after a block or so, converges with Murray Ln.  Follow it three blocks to Early St, take a right, and after one block, take a right onto Rodes Ct. (cul-de-sac).  Exit Rodes Ct into the pool parking lot and across the finish line.

At the halfway point of the 5K, on the trail near Rose Lane Park, you will find our Water and Aid Station with ice cold water and basic first aid materials.  The route will be well marked with volunteers, signs, and balloons to keep participants on track.  This course was designed with as few turns as possible to keep the route simple.  Fairfax County police will be providing road safety measures along Murray Ln.

* Rain day alternative on Sunday, May 27th from 9:00-11:00.

Race Day Drives
Books & Games: Clean out your bookshelves and game closet! We need your used children's books and games to donate to our schools, the Boys & Girls Club, and other local programs.

Canned Food:  Clean out your pantry!  Please consider donating a canned food item or two for Food for Others, an organization supporting the hungry in Northern Virginia.  https://www.foodforothers.org/

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