2021 Before the Game 5k, 10k, & Half

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Latest Update from Governor’s Order on 12/10 – While the order still states waves can still be up to 25, we will have waves closer to 10.  More wave info will be sent on the night before the race.  Please note specific check-in times for each event.  Runners cannot check-in prior to their time.  Limited t-shirts will be available for those who register within 12 days of the race. We encourage participants to bring their own water. Masks are expected during check-in, but are not expected during the actual race.  We do recommend keeping them on you and make sure to maintain 6ft of social distancing whenever possible.

Points count towards our Year-Long 5k, 10k, Endurance & Back of the Pack Series.  Points will also count towards our Winter Series.  Find more info about the series here.

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Runners Receive:

Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event

Benefiting Boulder Crest Retreat.  Boulder Crest is the nation’s first privately-funded rural wellness center dedicated to combat veterans, first responders and their family members. We operate twobeautiful facilities – Boulder Crest Retreat Virginia is a 37-acre facility located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia and Boulder Crest Retreat Arizona, a 130-acre ranch located inside the Coronado National Forest in Sonoita, Arizona.  We offer two, nationally unique programs, 1) Our PATHH Programs (Progressive and Alternative Training for Healing Heroes) focuses on PTSD and provides warriors and their families with the opportunity to process their traumatic experiences through a variety of evidence-based posttraumatic growth training techniques and 2) Our family rest and reconnection (R&R) stays provide families with the needed time to enjoy valuable time together.

Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.

Now offering a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day.  You will receive a medal.

Want to upgrade your technical short sleeve shirt to a long sleeve tech shirt or hooded sweatshirt?  Just add the option to your cart during checkout.  This option closes on our guaranteed t-shirt cutoff date 12 days before the event.

 

Race Start Times

Half Wave 1 – 8:30am – 1000-1099

Half Wave 2 – 8:33am – 1100-1199

Half Wave 3 – 8:36am – 1400-1499

10k Wave 1 – 8:45am – 1700s

10k Wave 2 – 8:48am – 7000s

5k Wave 1 – 9am – 3100s

5k Wave 2 – 9:03am – 5800s

5k Wave 3 – 9:06am – 5900s

5k Wave 4 – 9:09am – 8300s

5k Wave 5 – 9:12am – 8400s

 

Registration Fees

5k – $25, until Jan 15 ($30)

10k – $40, until Jan 15 ($45)

Half – $60, until Jan 15 ($65)

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before January 27.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Course Maps can be found at:

5k is to the south of the lake.  10k is runs on each side of the lake.

 

Packet Pickup

At the event (one hour before the race starts).

 

Race Day Registration

There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive around 45 minutes before the race to get registered for the event. T-shirts sizes can not be guaranteed for race day registers.

 

Directions to Parking

Use 7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA 22150 for directions to Lake Accotink Park.

 

 

Weather Forecast (Updated on Tuesday before the race)

Starting with our races in 2020, the meteorologist/weather prognosticator for the Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack will be providing weather forecasts for our races! You check them out here. The most recent video will include the latest weather forecasts for Bishop’s Events