You've done your Halloween race, and your Turkey Trot is still a few weeks away. So... what will you do in early/mid November? Come on out on Veteran's Day to support the Brave Men and Women of our Military!
You are invited to support the Fisher House Foundation as you compete in the second annual Sumerduck Seven (actually 7.5 miles), or enjoy a Two Mile Walk/Fun-run! The race course is on gently rolling roads through beautiful rural Sumerduck, with one challenging hill in the last mile. The fun-run is flat and easy. The Church is a lovely setting for the start/finish.
Attention Mercenaries: $100 FIRST PRIZE !!! Over $200 total cash prizes!
Improvements for 2017:
Safer course with police presence and marshals on course,
Higher cash payout and more places for female runners,
Earlier start time (but not too early),
Special price for vets and active military.
Long Sleeve T-shirt (last year the shirt was short sleeve, even though the web site said long sleeve. My bad!)
Race Location: Sumerduck Baptist Church, 5354 Sumerduck Rd, Sumerduck, VA 22742 Sleep Late: The race is at 11:00AM. No need to get up (too) early! Veteran's Day: Race is on Veteran's Day, Nov 11, 2017. Perfect for supporting Fisher House! Running Weather: An early November mid-morning should offer ideal running weather... cool but not cold. New Course for 2017: In the interest of safety, the course has been changed to all left turns so runners are always facing traffic. See map linked below. Why 7.5 Miles? Because that's what the roads offer. It starts and finishes in the left of Sumerduck. The course is one 7.5 mile loop with all left turns. No annoying 180s to break your rhythm! The distance just happens to work out to almost exactly 7.5 miles. Course: These are the type of roads runners love to run on. Peaceful back roads (mostly) with just enough elevation change to be interesting, a beautiful rural setting, and a challenging uphill final mile. There will be a water station at about 4 miles in. Low Entry Fee:This is a runner friendly race! Why spend $30 to run a 5K or $40 to run a 10K? Adults race for $15. (that's pre-registration; price will be $20 on race day) *** EARLY BIRD SPECIALS *** $12.00 before September 1st! $13.50 before October 9th! Veterans & Military: $5 DISCOUNT ! Kids and members of any Cross Country Team (high school or college) race for $5 ! The walk / fun-run is $10.
T-Shirt Optional: Some people want a race T-shirt, while some don't. We let you choose. NOTE: T-Shirts must be ordered by Midnight Thursday, Oct 26! Cash Prizes: Yes, we give out actual money to the top 7 runners! $100 first prize! Running books and other cool stuff for gender and age-group winners. AND YOU CAN WIN IN MULTIPLE CATEGORIES! Four Divisions Open (all runners): 7 places. $100, $50, $30, $20, $15, $10, $7 Masters (Women 48+ and Men 60+): 3 places Female: 3 places Juniors (Girls 16- and Boys 13-): 3 places NOTE: As the race grows, so also will the prize list. Fisher House Foundation: Support a great cause! Fisher House provides assistance to military families when a soldier is injured. All proceeds (we have very low expenses) go to the charity. Donations accepted here and at the race. DONATE to FISHER HOUSE Click here to Donate to Fisher House (spawns new window) Sponsors: This race is sponsored by the Culpeper County Republican Committee in cooperation with the Fauquier County Cornerstone Committee. It is a non-political event.
This race is old-school fun for people who love to run and compete! Come on out! -steve