Alpha "Race for Scholarships" 5K Run/Walk

About This Activity

The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Xi Alpha Lambda chapter, in conjunction with the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, present the 2013 Alpha "Race For Scholarships" 5K Run/Walk.

Course Description: 

The 5K course will run through Burke Lake Park - including near the shoreline of the lake.  The course is relatively flat with slight changes in elevation.  The course consists of paved roads and is stroller and wheelchair accessible.  Walkers are welcomed and encouraged.

The event will begin and end adjacent to shelter A.


Parking is available near the shelter and througout the park on a first come-first served basis.  Runners and spectators should allow 10 - 15 minutes of walk time to get to the start line depending on where they park.

Race Packets:

Race bibs and t-shirts will be included in the race packets.  Race packets can be picked up on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm at 'Metro Run and Walk' located at 7261 Commerce Street in Springfield, VA.  

Runners race numbers must be completely visible on the front side of the body as you approach and pass through the finish line.

Other Information: 

Restroom facilities are located near the shelter.

Bottled water and snacks will be provided for participants after the race.

The event will proceed rain or shine. No refunds can be given in the event of bad weather.

Awards will be given to the first three male and female finishers.  Prizes will also be provided as attendance prizes to several participants.

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Event schedule and times

  • Onsite registration will begin at 6:45am and will conclude promptly at 7:45am
  • The race will begin at 8:15am.
  • The award ceremony will begin at 9:30am.

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