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.
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 3 in each age group. Possible Lucky Foot awards & raffles 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.
Team Options: 5k & 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, 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.
Team Awards: Top 3 finishers on each team score. Plaques for top 3 teams (1 female, 1 male, 1 coed) in each race with the lowest cumulative times.
T-shirts: The first 250 runners in the 10k are guaranteed dri-fit race shirts. The first 250 runners in the 5k are guaranteed cotton race shirts. Additional cotton shirts may be available after the first 250 registrants in each race, but they are not guaranteed.
Early-bird cost: 5k - $15 on or before 8/15 // 10k - $20 on or before 8/15
Cost after 8/15: 5k - $20 if received before 12/1, $25 after 12/1 & on race day // 10k - $25 if received by 12/1, $30 after 12/1 & on race day.
- Thursday, 12/5 (4:30pm-7pm) at Lucky Foot (13265 Rittenhouse Dr, Midlothian, VA 23112)
- Friday, 12/6 (3:30pm-6pm) at PHS (1800 Judes Ferry Road, Powhatan, VA 23139)
- Race day, 12/7 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 the Christmas season with 6.2 miles of chilly trails.
Event schedule and times
7:30 to 8:45am - race-day registration & packet pick-up
9am - 5k & 10k start
11am - 5k & 10k awards & raffle banquet