Big Brothers Big Sisters 10K, 5K, & 1K

5K, 10K, 1K

Event Date

Sat, Apr 11, 2020

Address

Free Union, VA

Pricing

Activity Today Later

5K

$25 $25 Closed

10K

$25 $25 Closed

1K

$10 $10 Closed

About This Activity

Our Fourth Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters 10K, 5K, & 1K (formerly called the Free Union Farm Footrace) will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge and run or walk one of the most beautiful courses in Albemarle County. The 1K provides a special opportunity for groups to take in this breathtaking landscape together. It's great for Bigs and Littles, youth groups, and community members (this farm is only open to the public one day each year).  

We are excited to be part of the 2020 Kids' Triple Crown Series!
This year you also have the opportunity to fundraise in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters, whether you are planning to run the race or not! Awards for various age groups will be given, as well as prizes for the top Team Fundraisers in both the Big & Little category and Community category. We hope you'll join us! 

WHEN: Saturday, April 11, 2020

  • 6:30am - Race Day Registration opens
  • 7:15am - Race Day Registration closes
  • 8:00am - 5K & 10K start
  • 8:05am 1K begins
    Awards and children's activities begin following the 1K race


WHERE: Privately owned farm in Free Union, VA. Details below.

REGISTRATION FEES: 
              5K & 10K Registration before April 10 at 4:59 pm - $25
              5K & 10K Race Day April 11 - $30
              1K - $10 per participant  
Contact Athena Gould by email at agould@blueridgebigs.org or by phone at 434-244-0882 with questions. 

RACE DIRECTIONS

Thank you for registering for the fourth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Free Union Farm Footrace! We are excited to announce that we’ve been able to keep the course the same as last year, so you can look forward to setting a course PR for yourself! We are very excited about the opportunity to hold our event at this beautiful location once again, and want to thank the Booth family and their entire team for their generosity and support.

Parking & Directions
Parking will be on the farm via the “Garden Entrance” on Fox Mountain Road. We are attaching google Map directions along with a blow up of the entrance. Plugging 2535 Fox Mountain Road, Crozet, VA into navigation will get you close to the entrance, but not quite there. Please look for signs saying “RACE” with Arrows to direct you into the correct driveway on your left.  If not, please follow the directions from Charlottesville to Wesley Chapel Road (just outside of Free Union off of Millington Rd). Follow Wesley Chapel Road past the actual chapel (on your left). Go 0.6 miles past the church. The road turns to gravel. Stay to your left as it turns into Fox Mountain Road.  The entrance will be on your left. Please follow signs to parking.
 

This is a solid 35 minutes from downtown Charlottesville on country roads. Please allow plenty of time.
 

Please note, THERE IS NO PARKING ALLOWED ALONG WESLEY CHAPEL ROAD, OR AT THE CHURCH, OR ANYWHERE NOT DESIGNATED SPECIFICALLY FOR PARKING BY THE RACE. The county police will tow any car not parked in a designated area, so please come all the way to the farm to park.
 

There is no parking at the site after the race is complete as the gate will be locked promptly after the race awards are over.
 

Course Info
As stated above, the entire 5K and most of the 10K stay on farm property. A few important things about the course:

  • Please stay on the course at all times and please respect the property. No trash, gel packs, etc.
  • Dogs, whether on or off leash, and running strollers, are strictly prohibited.
  • Part of the 10K course runs along state roads (Wesley Chapel).  The roads will not be closed. Please stay on the left shoulder at all times and be vigilant for oncoming traffic.
  • There will be one water station on the course, at approximately the 1.2 mile mark that will be passed twice by 5k participants and three times by 10k folks.

Thank you again for participating in our event, and supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there are any questions.

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO DOWNLOAD THE GOOGLE MAP FOR DIRECTIONS.

Thank you.
Mark Lorenzoni
Race Director

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