Powhatan Christmas Tree 5k & 10k

Event Date

Sat, Dec 6, 2014


Powhatan, VA

About This Activity

These trail 5k & 10K races start & finish on the Powhatan HS track. They follow the same trail system until 5k runners will be instructed to turn & head back on a connecting trail near the 2 mile mark. The course is a mix of flat, packed dirt paths & rolling hills. After winding through the woods & fields of Powhatan, the 10k continues on a scenic loop around a large country lake & Christmas Tree Farm. Race proceeds go to the Powhatan Christmas Mother to help less-fortunate families during the holidays and to charity groups & athletic teams at PHS. Thanks for entering as an Individual or on a Team (10k option only).

Start Time: Both races will start together at 9 am and the awards & raffle banquet will end around noon.

Timing: Chip timing & wave starts. Runners & walkers can start in any wave they prefer on race day.

Course Maps: 5k & 10k maps available on the site listed above.

Awards: Trophies for overall winners. Medals for top finishers in each age group in the 5k. Medals for top 3 in each age group in the 10k. Lucky Foot awards too!

Age Groups: 0-14, 15-19, 20-25, 26-31, 32-37, 38-42, 43-48, 49-55, 56-60, 61-65, 66-71, 72 & up.

10k Team Option: 10k team options will be available with unlimited team sizes. Team registrants can either - 1. mail in forms. The team can mail in their entry forms & payment together or separate (completed forms are required for each runner even if they are mailed in together with cash or one check; since each runner must sign the waiver) OR 2. register a team online. When registering a team online, your team captain will need to go online first & select "create a team." Then team members can enter & select "join a team." If your team captain creates a password, you will need to know it in order to join. If you forget to join a team, please just email the race director & let her know which team to put you on. Thanks! 

10k Team Awards: Top 3 finishers on each team score. Plaques for top 3 teams (1 female, 1 male, 1 coed) with the lowest cumulative times.

T-shirts: The first 225 runners in the 10k are guaranteed dri-fit race shirts. The first 125 runners in the 5k are guaranteed cotton race shirts. Additional cotton shirts may be available after these entries, but they are not guaranteed. 

Cost: 5k - $20 ($25 after 11/30 & on race day) // 10k - $30 ($35 after 11/30 & on race day).

Packet pickup:

- Thursday, 12/4 (4:00pm-7pm) at Lucky Foot (13265 Rittenhouse Dr, Midlothian, VA 23112)

- Friday, 12/5 (3:30pm-6pm) at PHS (1800 Judes Ferry Road, Powhatan, VA 23139)

- Race day, 12/6 at PHS (directions are on the race web site)

Race-day entry: Race-day registration & packet pick-up will be available from 7:30-8:45

Expectations: To kick off Christmas with 3.1 or 6.2 miles of cool trails.

Event details and schedule

7:30 to 8:45am - race-day registration & packet pick-up

9am - 5k & 10k start

11am - 5k & 10k awards & raffle banquet

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