Waples Mill Elementary Fly Like an Eagle - 5K Fun Run

1 Mile, Other

Event Date

Sat, May 5, 2018


Oakton, VA


Activity Today Later

5K Fun Run

$25 $25 Register

¼ Mile Kids Dash (8 and Under)

$10 $10 Register

About This Activity

Come join your classmates and neighbors at this family-friendly event (strollers welcome). Run or walk in the neighborhood behind Waples Mill Elementary School. 
After the 5k Fun Run, we will hold a 1/4 mile Kids Dash around the Waples Mill field. The Kids Dash is designed to provide an opportunity for younger children (8 and under) a chance to participate in the race day activities.

All funds donated by local businesses will support educational and enrichment programs for the over 850 local students who attend Waples Mill Elementary. 

5K Adult: $25 by April 22nd; $30 after April 22nd

5K Youth: $15 by April 22nd; $20 after April 22nd
5K Family: $100 by April 22nd; $110 after April 22nd (limited to 5 immediate family members only, please)
1/4 Mile Kids Dash (8 and under): $10 

Note: Participants that register after April 18th, will receive a race day t-shirt only if supply is available.  

Tshirt Color and Size Chart - Choose the tab for Description and Spec Sheet or Product Measurements for sizing information.  Choose Tab for Companions to See Adult and Youth Sizes.

Friday, April 28th – 4:00- 5:30 PM at Waples Mill Elementary (Front Entrance)
Saturday, April 29th - 7:00 - 7:45 AM at Waples Mill Elementary (Behind School on Basketball Court)


  • DJ
  • Tattoo Station

  • Paint your Hair with Spirit Stripes

  • Performance by the WMES Cheerleaders

  • Race Warm Up with Girls on the Run

  • Awards for Top Finishers and Raffle Prizes

  • Refuel Station - Food Truck from Blue City Food (bluecityfood.com), Food from P.F. Changs, Sports Drinks from Kra, Bananas, Donuts, Pastries, Coffee and lots more.

The 5K Fun Run Team is in need of adult volunteers. Please sing up for any of the various race day jobs here  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4BADA92DAA8-2017

Packet Pick Up and Race Day Activities begin at 7:00 AM
Warm up begins at 7:45 AM
5K Fun Run begins at 8:00 AM
¼ Mile Kids Dash (on Upper Field) begins at 9:00 AM

Awards Ceremony will begin after race results are calculated. No later than 9:30 am

The race will start on the upper field behind Waples Mill Elementary School. From the back of the school, racers will proceed along the right side of the building, around the front of the school. Runners will proceed along the front parking lot turning right on Verna Drive turning right onto Waples Mill Road while Walkers will move through the exit across from History Drive immediately turning right onto Waples Mill Road. All racers will continue down Waples Mill Road then turn right on Waples Glen Court. The course will continue along Waples Glen Court and turn right onto Verna Drive. Racers will run in front of the school turning around in the parking lot to loop around and go back down Verna Drive.  Racers will turn to the right to loop around Waples Glen Court and continue down Waples Glen making a U-turn when you reach Waples Mill Road. All racers will head back up Waples Glen Court, take a right to go up Verna Drive, cross in front of Waples Mill School, along the left side of the building, and ending on the upper field (starting line) behind the school.  This is a USATF sanctioned race.

The goals of our 5k are to:
• Promote a stronger sense of community among our Waples Mill Families
• Encourage healthy lifestyles through diet and exercise
• Provide an encouraging environment for our students and families
• Raise money to enhance the educational experience for students at Waples Mill 

If you would like to find out more about being an event sponsor, please email fundraising@waplesmillpta.org

This event will be held rain or shine! Waples Mill Elementary School has a NO REFUND policy. Please note that we do not offer any refunds or discount codes if you cancel your registration for this event.

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