Latest Update from Governor’s Order on 12/10 & Executive Order – 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. With the latest update that “masks are also required on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing cannot be maintained, including narrow or busy trails, overlooks and historic homes.” While this race isn’t on NPS property, we do host about 40% of our races on NPS land so we want to keep our guidelines consistent. There are a few sections of the trail in the race that could be fairly busy and very difficult to stay 6+ feet away from others. We understand no one wants to wear a mask when running, but please abide by this new ruling when you near other runners, bicyclists, and other members of the public.
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.
Finisher’s Coin, 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 two beautiful 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.
Come enjoy the scenic routes at Lake Accotink!
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.
Race Start Times
Half – 8:30am
10k – 8:45am
5k – 9am
5k – $25, until February 28 ($30)
10k – $40, until February 28 ($45)
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before March 10. 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:
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