The surface is 99% flat asphalt roadways. The race will take you past the historic Matthew Jones House, along the beautiful James River with a view of the Ghost Fleet, near Fort Crawford and then past a site of an early American brick factory located on Mulberry Island.
The 5k Ruck Challenge: Starts at 0900 Hrs.
The 5k Ruck Challenge is a 5k RUN with a REQUIRED 30 lbs. ruck sack/backpack carried for the entire duration of the race. Ruck sack will be weighed at both the Start & Finish Line to ensure weight is correct. *Participants will be required to provide their own ruck sack/backpack and weight.*
Ample parking, restrooms, and shower facilities will be available for use at Anderson Field House. One (1) water point with Gatorade and Water will be available on the 5k Ruck Course. Two (2) water points with Gatorade and Water, one of which will be hit twice along the 10k route, will be stationed at various locations on the 10k race course and water, Gatorade, and fruit will be available at the Finish Line located directly in front of Anderson Field House.
Event details and schedule
Joint Base Langley Eustis, Fort Eustis is conveniently located between Newport News and historical Williamsburg.
Take I-64 to Fort Eustis Blvd, exit 250A and proceed to main gate (approx. 1 mile).
Stay to your right and turn into visitor area to obtain a temporary pass to enter post.
Upon entry, follow signs along road to Anderson Field House where registration packet pick-up is located.
Registration ONLINE or at Anderson Field House 643 Dickman St., Fort Eustis, VA 23604
DATE, TIMES AND FEES
5k Ruck Challenge starts at 0900 hours
10K Run (6.2 miles) starts at 0915 hours
Registration on or before 20 February, 2016 is as follows:
Active Duty E4 & Below: $25
Active Duty E5 & Above: $30
Registrations received after 20 February, 2016 are as follows:
Active Duty E4 & Below: $30
Active Duty E5 & Above: $35
*Valid DOD IDs will be checked during Packet Pick-Up to ensure proper rank*
Parking and race-day registration/packet pick-up is located at Anderson Field House
Race-day registration/packet pick-up starts 05 March, 2016 at 0700 hours inside Anderson Field House.
10K – No official times after 1100 hours
5k Ruck Challenge - No official times after 1100 hours